Rhodes to Turkey Ferry
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Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and the second largest Greek island. It is situated in the Eastern Aegean Sea, 11 miles to the west of Turkey, and enjoys an average of 320 days of blissful sunshine a year. Rhodes ferry port is the gateway to Turkey, mainland Greece and the Dodecanese Islands. Rhodes has a beautiful and diversified natural environment. Rhodes Island is the most traveled of the 12 Dodecanese islands, enticing tourists with its gorgeous land, long, beautiful beaches and fascinating history.
The island of Rhodes was an important economic center in the ancient world and was home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the Colossus of Rhodes, a huge statue that that stood over two thousand years ago at the entrance to the harbour and was destroyed by an earthquake in 237 BC.
The capital city, Rhodes Town, is situated at the northern tip of the island. Rhodes Town has a rich history and many places of interest, including the remnants of the 14th century occupation by the Knights of St John. In 1988 the Medieval Town of Rhodes was designated as a World Heritage City.
Turkey has a rich history and cultural heritage; its position between the two continents of Europe and Asia has given Turkey the influence of many different cultures throughout history.
As such, Turkey is rich in sites of historical and archaeological interest. Turkey also boasts some splendid beaches to which tourists flock each year.