Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and is located about 18 kilometres southwest of Turkey.
To get to Rhodes, fly into Diagoras International Airport (RHO) just 14 kilometres outside of the capital. Diagoras services flights from a number of carriers including NIKI, Olympic Airlines, Jet2, Air Berlin, and Aegean Airlines.
The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek God Helios measuring more than 30 meters in height and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was erect for less than 60 years as an earthquake in 226 B.C. destroyed it.
There are two Acropolises in Rhodes. The Acropolis of Lindos is more publicized and popular but the Acropolis of Rhodes is also worth a visit if only for its scenic sunset views.
To take a break from historic sightseeing visit the Water Park in Rhodes. With many rides and short queues the park is a fun diversion for the whole family.