The island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands by both land area and population, located in the Southeast of Greece. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The economy of the island is predominantly tourist-orientated with 75% of the economically active population involved in the industry.
Facts about Rhodes
Rhodes' nickname is “The Island of the Knights”, named after the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, who once conquered the land.
The Old Town of Rhodes is a mosaic of different cultures and civilizations. The Medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO.
Rhodes is famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
- Acropolis of Lindos
- Archaeological Museum
- Pitaroudia, a kind of fried appetizer with chickpeas, onion and tomato
- Koulouria, a kind of pasta served with plenty of grated cheese; in many villages of Rhodes it is traditional wedding food; also available in traditional festivals of the island
Facts and Figures about Rhodes Airport
Rhodes Airport is located in the East of the Aegean Sea and offers connections to international and domestic destinations by both scheduled and charter carriers. It is the second largest airport in Fraport Greece’s portfolio.
The catchment area of Rhodes Airport includes Rhodes Island and Symi (with potential access to Turkey).
Passengers 2015: 4.6 million
Aircraft Movements 2015: 34,200