Rhodes is the biggest island of the Dodecanese. It lies at the south-eastern corner of the Aegean, opposite the Asia Minor coast, about 11 miles away. It has an area of 1398 square kilometers, being 79.7 km long and 38 km wide. The city of Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese Prefecture. The island of Rhodes is divided, following o recent by-law linking villages and communities, into ten Municipalities. Apart from the municipality of Rhodes , the others are Ialysos, Kalithea, Petaloudes, Kamiros, Attavyros, Southern Rhodes, Afandou, Archangelos and Lindos. More than 100,000 people live on the island, most of whom live in the city of Rhodes, although they are registered in their communities.
Rhodes is the financial and cultural center of the south-eastern Aegean, and successfully combines a lively present with a rich historical past. There are many reasons why Rhodes is one of the most popular resorts in the Mediterranean: the natural surroundings, the bright sun, and the warm hospitality of the islanders themselves. The city has an excellent tourist infrastructure and offers a wide variety of entertainment. Simply put, the visitor’ s love for the island is the result of a relationship that was just bound to end like this, because Rhodes , the whole island, seduces in a series of inevitable ways, causing even the most dispassionate visitor at last, to fall.