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travel42 Port Guide: Rhodes

Rhodes travel42 Port of Call Guide

Only 20 mi/30 km from the Turkish coast and 260 mi/420 km southeast of Athens, Rhodes Island is popular with both vacationers and cruise passengers for its lively nightlife, excellent beaches, flowers, hills and historical sites. The island has a fairly active artists' colony, and it's not uncommon to come across a painter at work.

Much of its flavor and architecture arrived with the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, who occupied it 1310-1522. In the capital, Rodos, see the medieval quarter of...

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