Rhodes is the largest of the Greek islands. It is known for the Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was sadly destroyed. Here's the map.
Rhodes has everything from beautiful beaches to a lush, green interior, a bustling capital and one of the best sunshine records in Greece. The rock-rose is so prolific here that it has been named the 'Island of Roses' and while the northern coast is renowned for its lively tourist resorts the south offers tranquil beaches and a slower, more simple pace of life.
Rhodes has an interesting history and has lots for non-divers. The first diving school was established on the island in 1982 and there has recently been a proliferation as new schools exploited the relaxation of regulations for sport diving. The most popular site for diving in Rhodes is Kalithea Bay on the north east coast.
- The Mushroon - a large rock with many entrances and exits - you can see all the way across it. When you go under the Mushroom, when you look up you'll see many sponges growing on the underside.
- The Blue Hole - an interesting cave. When you look in from the outside, it is very dark. But if you go barely a meter inside, you've got daylight over your head!
- Crystal Fish Alley - so called because the water is exceptionally clear. If you catch the light just right, you can see schools of tiny almost transparent fish swimming, and close behind them are the schools of very young baracuda out to get their lunch!
|Time:||GMT + 2 (winter)|
|GMT + 3 (summer)|
|Diving season:||Year round|
|Water temperature:||20C/24C (May to Sept)|
|16C/24C (Oct to April)|
|Air temperature:||20C/26C (May to Sept)|
|12C/27C (Oct to April)|