The biggest island in the Dodecanese, Rhodes has superb beaches, a relaxed café culture, pine-covered hills and valleys of fruit and olive trees. In the sunny southeastern Aegean, so far from the Greek mainland that the mountains of Turkey appear a stone’s throw away, the capital at the tip of the island is circled by deep blue sea and its Old Town has medieval walls built by crusaders, tumbledown classical remains and alleys overhung with bougainvillaea. Here are a few of my favourite things.
(Wrote this for a magazine but they couldn’t use it; so I thought I’d post it here. Big thanks to Anna for her help!)