Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Rhodes regional unit , which is part of the South Aegean administrative region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Rhodes. It is located northeast of Crete , southeast of Athens. Rhodes' nickname is The Island of the Knights , named after the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem , who ruled the island from to Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The island's name might be derived from erod , Phoenician for snake , since the island was home to many snakes in antiquity. The island of Rhodes is shaped like a spearhead , Limestone is the main bedrock. The road network radiates from the city along the east and west coasts. There are mineral-rich spring water and sometimes sea water used to give medicinal baths and the spa resorts offer various health treatments.
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Since the local government reform it is part of the municipality Rhodes , of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. Rhodes has been famous since antiquity as the site of Colossus of Rhodes , one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today, the city of Rhodes is an important Greek urban center and popular international tourist destination.
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Find out everything about your holidays in Rhodes on our travel guide! Discover the best things to do in Rhodes , fantastic beaches, top hotels , and restaurants , as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos! The atmosphere in Rhodes Old Town is simply unique! Strong walls, stone-paved alleys, elegant mansions, and a medieval castle create the illusion that you have time-traveled back to the age of the knights. Who knows? Maybe you were a knight or a princess in your past life! Check our Rhodes travel guide to discover everything about this fairytale island. Let the exploration begin! Rhodes combines cosmopolitan vibes with medieval architecture in a unique way! The natural landscape, imposing buildings, ancient towns and picturesque villages meet amazing beaches, fashion boutiques, top restaurants, and dance clubs.