A mixture of beaches, wooded valleys and atmospheric old towns

By far the largest of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes abounds in beaches, wooded valleys and ancient history. Follow this summer dream in a photo essay about Rhodes island.

Whether you’re here on a culture-vulture journey through past civilisations, or simply for some laid-back beach time, buzzing nightlife, or diving in crystal-clear waters, it’s all on this impressive island. The essay reflects photos from the atmospheric Old Town of Rhodes, beaches and the terrific landscape. Rhodes Old Town is a maze of cobbled streets that will spirit you back to the days of the Byzantine Empire and beyond. Further south, in the picture-perfect town of Lindos, capped by an ancient Acropolis, sugar-cube houses spill down to a turquoise bay. Be impressed from this vivid island.