Rhodes Island: Overview & Map

Chic Homes Villas Location in Rhodes

Chic Homes properties are idyllically situated in various places in Rhodes island, Greece.

General Information about Rhodes Island

The island of Rhodes is located at the crossroads of two major sea routes of the Mediterranean between the Aegean Sea and the coast of the Middle East, as well as Cyprus and Egypt. The meeting point of three continents, it has known many civilizations. 

Throughout its long history the different people who settled on Rhodes left their mark in all aspects of the island's culture: art, language, architecture. Its strategic position brought to the island great wealth and made the city of Rhodes one of the leading cities of the ancient Greek world. 

Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese. Its capital city, located at its northern tip, is the capital of the Prefecture with the Medieval Town in its centre. In 1988 the Medieval Town was designated as a World Heritage City. The Medieval Town of Rhodes is the result of different architectures belonging to various historic eras, predominantly those of the Knights of St. John.

The population according to the latest census amounts to 117,007 inhabitants.

The island can be reached both by air or sea.

Rhodes has an International Airport, "Diagoras", located in Paradisi and away from Rhodes town 14 km.

The inhabitants of Rhodes speak except from the Greek language mostly English, and many of them know other languages like German, English, Italian, Spanish, Russian and others.

 

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