Rhodes: A fascinating mix of history and art as well as fun, fine cuisine and stunning landscapes
Rhodes is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, located approximately 18 kilometres south west of Turkey.
The capital, also known as Rhodes, or Rodos, is an ancient walled city, marked by the many and varied civilisations that have passed through it. Over 4,500 years of Minoan, Greek, Roman, Persian, Arab, Turkish and Italian cultures blend in Rhodes to create a fascinating mix of history and art as well as fun, fine cuisine and stunning landscapes.
Rhodes greets visitors with sunlight, clear blue skies and the scent of flowers. Rhodes is the island of the ‘Sun Gods’: myths tell us of its discovery by Helios, who chose the island as his bride and showered upon it ‘the gifts of light and luxuriance’. Conquered, plundered, fortified and settled by people who prized its beauty and strategic location, Rhodes is used to playing host to a myriad of guests!
Leave your luxury MSC Cruises ship and join us on one our excursions, which promise great deals on local sights as well as the best that this island has to offer. Once off the ship you can choose from several panoramic tours either around Rhodes or to nearby Lindos, to the ancient town of Kamiros or the archaeological site of Filerimo.
A beach tour offers passengers the chance to experience the natural beauty of the island, whilst holiday activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving will allow you a moment of pure relaxation during this leg of your Mediterranean cruise tour.
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