Welcome to Rhodes island
When the gods divided the world between themselves, so an ancient legend goes, Helios (the sun god) noticed an island emerging from the sea. When the gods divided the world between themselves, so an ancient legend goes, Helios (the sun god) noticed an island emerging from the sea. He was so fascinated by its beauty that he immediately asked Zeus whether he might have this island as his share. Rhodes was that island. An island that glided, and still gliding, like a dolphin, over the waves in the transparent waters of the south eastern Aegean. Wreathed in golden beaches, with bright green hills and valleys, and bathed in the light of the god Helios, it is a place favoured by nature, built on a human scale. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Rhodes quickly grew into an important financial and cultural centre of the ancient Greek world. Its affluence, natural beauty and strategic position, endowed the early Rhodians with wealth, but, equally, it attracted foreign powers in each…