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Rhodes Town is located right across Bozburun Peninsula, which is located in the Marmaris district. There is a 18-kilometer-distance between Rhodes Town and the peninsula.

Rhodes Town, the biggest island of Greece in the Aegean Sea, is divided into two: Old Town and New Town. While the Old Town looks like a Medieval town having high city walls and deep ditches, it also has many historical ruins from Classical Age to the Ottoman period. The ruins dating back to the ruling period of Ottoman Empire in the island include mosques, madrasahs (school for Islamic instruction), historic houses, and fountains.

The New Town, located in the north of Rhodes Town, is the a completely touristic area with its night life full of action. The beaches, shopping stores, bars, and cafes are located in this New Town of the island. While the cruises and ferries, which sail between the islands, use the commercial port outside of the city walls in the Old Town, the marina for the yachts and boats are located in the New Town.

One of the most prominent constructions of Rhodes Town, also known as “the Island of the Knights”, is the castle that the Knights Hospitaller built centuries ago and named after (The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes). This castle and the other Medieval constructions are among the masterpieces put under protection as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

With an average of 300 days of sunlight per year, Rhodes Town is a tourist destination with its history full of magnificent architectures as well as its thin white sands and natural beauties. Its beaches, in which recreational activities are organized, also give an opportunity to the activities such as diving, swimming and water sports.

The international airport of Rhodes Town is “Diagoras”, 14 kilometers away from the city center. You can easily reach the city center by taxis and shuttles.

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