Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece and is also the island group’s historical capital. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is the city of Rhodes. It had 58,636 inhabitants in 2019. Rhodes‘ nickname is The Island of the Knights, named after the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, who ruled the island from 1310 to 1522.
Historically, Rhodes island was very famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.