Rhodes, in the Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean Sea is the largest. The island’s population of more than 130,000, while the population of the same from the center, close to 60 thousand. Rhodes city, is the administrative center of the Dodecanese islands then. This island is the closest point to our country, the island is the end of Bozburun referred to by name and to Turkey is 18 kilometers away. In Rhodes, the most important other settlements outside the town of Rhodes, Lindos’ tour.
The area of the island of Rhodes is around 1,398 square kilometers. The length of the coast is more than 200 kilometers. The island has an important coastline. Rhodes town is north of the island. In the town of Rhodes, where trade has maintained an active region famous harbor and ancient settlements. Colossus of Rhodes is located on the island, which is considered one of the seven wonders of the world and has been protected. Port of Rhodes in 280 BC by the Dorians’ s entrance was built. also has a castle built by the Knights Templar in Rhodes. This is the historic medieval castle in Rhodes and a history dating back to the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage List and added to what has been taken under protection.
The interior of the island is a land covered with forest and tree species called the Ponderosa. Rhodes ‘s vegetation and weather conditions, unlike the rest of the Greece’ s too, is similar to the western part of the country. Already this island, our country is very close as 18 kilometers for this reason that, as vegetation structure, both in terms of weather conditions resemble our Aegean Region. Agriculture is an important source of livelihood in the island of Rhodes. Citrus fruits, vegetables and grapes for wine production are in abundance. Also predictably, the olive tree planting and picking olives are among the island’s agriculture. Rhodes is conducive to open land of agriculture and cultivation. But the coastline is made up of stones and small rocks. Especially in the summer, rather it increases the number of visitors to the island of Rhodes. Especially strong interest of foreign tourists, tourism has become an important source of income for the island.
UNESCO World Heritage List of the eligible and what the world considered to be among the 7 Wonders of Rhodes with a center, the influx of tourists from many countries. Vast sea of tourists come here and warm Aegean Sea’s enjoy it, taste local wines and visit the historic neighborhood of Rhodes. Rhodes Tower, the famous castle and protected, historic and cultural atmosphere with all the ravishing streets, Rhodes has become an indispensable u both domestic holiday destination of foreign visitors. Pelatus called Butterfly Valley, in the summer are the scene of many colorful butterflies dance.
also it is known as the Island of Rhodes Knights, also possible to see traces of the Ottoman Empire. mosque minaret that can be found in the city, the Ottoman’s left are small gifts to Rhodes. Suleiman the Magnificent, after capturing u Rhodes, during a period of nearly 390 years of Ottoman Empire ruled these lands. Therefore, a fountain on the island, a mosque and a fountain.