Cosmopolitan, spacious, immensely varied, and blessed with a fullness of vegetation and a radiance of light, the island of Rhodes has always been a proud world of its own. Roman statesmen and emperors travelled here to imbibe the island’s art and culture, and intellectuals came to study with its scientists, thinkers and orators.
This is a chapter from Blue Guide Greece the Aegean Islands: what to see, where to stay and eat, history, archaeology, art, culture, leisure. With superb, award-winning maps. Written and edited by a team of three experts: historian, art historian and archaeologist, two of whom lead cultural tours in Greece. "Blue Guides still hold the cultural high ground" Sunday Times.