Rhodes is the fourth largest island of Greece and the capital of the Dodecanese. It is called the Island of the Knights because of its occupation by the Knights of St. John in 1309-1522 and it is known for its rich history.
The first thing you have to do when visiting Rhodes is to go for a walk at the Medieval City, an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. There you can wander in its scenic alleys, visit museums with exhibits of great historical value, but also buy souvenirs or enjoy a meal in a fish tavern. Later you can have fun at the bars which are filled with tourists and locals every night!
For those who enjoy visiting archaeological and historical sites, it is highly recommended to walk along the hill of Agios Stefanos (formerly Monte Smith) just outside the city center of Rhodes. Besides the spectacular view at any time of the day, one could also admire the Acropolis of Rhodes and the Ancient Stadium which dates to more than 2000 years ago.
Last but not least, the Butterfly Valley which is on the northwest side of Rhodes, is one of the most famous and beautiful sights of the island. It is one of Europe's rare habitats and also the summer shelter of the butterfly Panaxia Quadripunctaria as it is scientifically pronounced. Lakes with water lilies, small waterfalls, wooden bridges and countless trees are only some of the few things that you are going to meet once you choose to visit it.