The island of Rhodes is at the crossroads of two major sea routes of the Mediterranean, between the Aegean Sea and the coasts of the Middle East, such as Cyprus and Egypt. As a meeting point for three cultures, Rhodes has met many cultures.

Throughout the centuries, all the different peoples who have lived in Rhodes have left their mark on all sides of the island’s culture: art, language, architecture. Its strategic position has brought great wealth to the island and has made the city of Rhodes one of the prominent cities of ancient Greece.

Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese. The capital of the island is at the northern end of the island and is the capital of the prefecture, having in its center the Medieval City. In 1988, the Medieval City was recognized as a World Heritage City.

The Medieval City is a mixture of different architectures from various historical periods dominating the period of stay on the island of the Order of the Knights of Saint John and of the Ottomans. Today, it is a lively part of the modern city where commercial, tourist and recreational activities are being developed, and it also includes residential areas.