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... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2015 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.