Marie Louise Kold
2016 will be held on the beautiful Greek Island of Rhodes, which
is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and one of the largest
in the Aegean sea. It is situated approximately 17.7 km from the
coast of Turkey. The population is c. 130.000, of which
approximately 60-70.000 reside in the city of Rhodes. Rhodes is
called by the locals “the Rose of the Aegean” and deserves its
name because it is one of the most beautiful of the Greek
Rhodes has the
oldest tourist history of all the islands of Greece and is
famous all over the world. This wonderful Greek island, together
with the islands of Kos, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu,
attracts the most tourism in Greece.
The island of Rhodes
has an excellent tourist infrastructure, with modern Hotels of
every category. During the summer, hundreds of charter flights
land at Rhodes airport in Maritsa.
Rhodes town is
separated by the big medieval wall into the new town and the old
town. The old town is gorgeous, with its medieval castles,
houses and streets.
At the harbour the
visitor can find Mandraki, with its circular Market and the
Cafes at the seafront. Further on are the Art Deco buildings of
the Metropolis from the times of the Italian occupation. At the
entrance of the harbour are the famous two columns with the two
Deer at the place where the colossus of Rhodes was supposed to
The ancient city of
Lindos is another of the main attractions of the island.
European and world congresses are held on Rhodes each year. All
congress facilities ranging from ancient theatres to the
medieval palace, or ultra-modern buildings meet the necessary
operating and technological specifications.
Surrounding islets: To
the southwest lie the islets of Karavolas and Ktenies, with wild
natural beauty, while to the west is a group of islets in the
triangle formed by Alimia - Halki - Rhodes. The islets of Makri,
Strongyli and Strongylo lie off Rhodes' western coast.
location of Rhodes: The
wonderful island of Rhodes, as one can see on a map of Greece,
is located in the south east Aegean, in the Dodecanese, south of
Kos and east of Karpathos. Very near to the northeast part of
the island is the coast of Asia Minor.