Rhodes Island originated from the sea, according to Greek mythology. Poseidon was guarding the island and when he was not there, his beautiful daughter, the nymph Rhode, was responsible for it. Later, Helios, the sun god, received the island as a gift from Zeus and he renamed it Rhodes after Rhode, who became his wife. The couple is said to have had seven sons, the oldest of which had three sons who were the founding fathers of the island of Rhodes -- Kameiros, Ialysos, and Lindos.
The island has a spectacular history as a very important island in ancient Greek times; it has been populated since the twenty-eighth century BC. Here, there were settements of the Minoan, and then of the Mycenaean civilization many centuries before Christ. The island had one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World -- the Colossus of Rhodes, which was destroyed in the Middle Ages.
Today, you can enjoy Rhodes' enormous cultural heritage together with its amazing sandy beaches. The most famous place is the Acropolis -- a well-preserved ancient town with references to different epochs and cultures. Worth visiting are also the ruins of Ialysos and Kameiros, Kallithea Springs, and the region of Faliraki. In fact, there are so many things to do that you can easily spend a month in the summer exploring the island.
There are many Rhodes Island hostels, but most of them operate only during the summer season; finding an open Rhodes Island hostel during the winter can be very hard. Even if you do, do not expect that it would be cheap. Most Rhodes Island hostels are situated very close to the beaches but there is no specific area where hostels in Rhodes Island are concentrated. In the summer, the competition is huge so hostels in Rhodes Island offer great conditions at moderate prices. You can find a good deal if you book ahead.
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