An ancient myth has it that at the time the gods sat down to share the world, it was Helios, the Sun God who, mesmerised, saw an island so beautiful emerging from the depths of the sea, that he immediately asked Zeus if that could be his share.
This island was Rhodes, a dolphin form piece of land floating in the transparent waters of the South-Eastern Aegean Sea, where the West meets East. Crowned with golden beaches, verdant hills and valleys, bathed in the sunlight of its ancient patron-god, it is a place blessed by nature, a corner of Heaven shaped on a human scale.
In winter, green after the first rains, the island of Rhodes indolently settles for a period of rest for its people and its discerning visitors. It dons its holiday best and welcomes Christmas, New Year, and the Epiphany with many religious and other events deeply rooted in the Greek tradition.
Before you know it, its Easter time and everything eagerly prepares to welcome the Divine Passion and Resurrection. An excellent time for the perennially hospitable locals to prepare to play host to their guests and visitors, anyone willing to be initiated to the Stations of the Divine Passion and the exuberance of Easter, through unique customs and events, everything experienced with a strong Greek flavour, ever harmoniously combining with the universal!
All year round, Rhodes the nymph, splendid and welcoming, with excellent tourist infrastructure, welcomes millions of visitors from around the world flowing in to relax, have a taste of the salty seas, feel the warm embrace of the Sun, visit its archaeological and World heritage monuments, participate in cultural events, meet hospitable people and explore the local culture.