is called the “the beautiful island of roses,” and the “island of light” because there are hardly any days when the sun does not sun on this subtropical island. It is the third largest of the Greek Dodecanese Islands and is officially the sunniest place in Europe. It is one of the most popular yachting destinations in the world and offers a plethora of tourist activities. The city of Rhodes is both a modern and medieval city that seems untouched by time. Medieval castles, stone mansions, churches and narrow lanes encircle the old town. The new city has lovely, wide streets, glamorous hotels, shops and beautiful buildings. Beyond the town are other interesting places such as the Valley of the Butterflies, Madonna monastery, Palace of the Knights and the ruins of ancient Ialyssos. Rhodes offers visitors a wide variety of entertainment, nightlife, sports and cultural events. Regular ferries and yacht charters provide day trips to the neighboring islands of Kos, Patmos, Karpathos, Kalymnos and Leros. Not to be missed while visiting Rhodes is Lindos, where you can climb to the top of the ancient Acropolis with its breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and St. Paul’s Bay below. The Colossus, which used to stand in the Port of Rhodes in Antiquity, was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Mandraki is the port of entry and exit, and is a yacht refuelling station.