Sunniest place in Greece
Rhodes (Ancient Greek “Island of Roses”) is located in the southern Aegean Sea, off the southwest coast of the Asia Minor peninsula, ca. 18 km. Rhodes is a large Greek island in the Aegean Sea.
Area: 1 408 km² Altitude: 1 216 m Maximum length: 79,7 km Maximum width: 38 km.
Legend has it that the gods once divided the world between them, but at the same time Helios, the sun god, was busy illuminating the earth and was left with a piece of the world. Disturbed at being left with nothing, Helios raised an island from the seabed and named it Rhodes, after his wife. For this reason, from time immemorial, the inhabitants of the island of Rhodes have been called the children of Helios, the sun god.
Historically, Rhodes is known as the place where one of the seven mans of the world lived. In antiquity, a statue of the Sun God Helios stood over 30 m high on Rhodes. Unfortunately, the World Wonder was only allowed to stand for 56 years until a devastating earthquake struck the island and destroyed the city. Rhodes has stunning natural beauty, centuries of history full of myths and legends, and a great climate. The island’s landscape is mountainous, covered in places by pine and cypress forests. The climate is mild, with abundant greenery, and is suitable for farmers. The forests at the bottom of the island’s second highest Profitis Ilias mountain are home to 52 different species of orchids.
With an area of almost 1408 km2, Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese archipelago in the south-eastern Aegean. It is also the most populous island in the region, with a permanent population of more than 110 thousand people, plus a large number of tourists visiting the island. The island is one of Greece’s best known and most popular tourist destinations – appealing to beach lovers, active holidaymakers and architecture enthusiasts, adults and children alike. Rhodes has a coastline of approximately 220 km and a wide variety of beautiful beaches. On the east coast of the island, the sandy beaches form an almost unbroken chain. The beaches and seabed on the west coast are rockier. With winds blowing mostly from the west, the waters on the west coast are wilder and better suited to kite surfers. You’ll enjoy all this and more with local Estonians who have been living in Rhodes for a long time. So our guide will be one of them. A person who came for a short visit. But as you know, temporary things in life are the most lasting, and the island’s enchantment and the heart of a local man charmed him that much that Rhodes has now been home to her for years more than any other place in the world.
Celebrate your special event on the sunniest place in Greece- Rhodes.