Rodos island is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in Greece, in terms of both land area and population. This Greek island lies approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) to the west of Turkey, situated between the Greek mainland and the island of Cyprus.
The city has an official population of 54,000, but the actual population is estimated between 95.000 and 100.000. The city of Rodos is situated in the north-east tip of the island and forms a triangle from north to south. It is the smallest municipality of the island in terms of land area and the largest in population.
It borders with the Aegean Sea in the north, the east and the west and with the municipalities of Ialysos and Kalithea where famous Faliraki is located.
Historically, Rodos was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rodos, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rodos has been declared a World Heritage Site.
Today Rodos is a tourist destination and it is arguably one of the most wonderful islands in the world, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Rodos island has fabulous beaches ,fine weather-the best sunshine record in Greece -friendly people and fantastic scenery.