Sea lovers from around the world will be heading to Rhodes
this summer for the annual Maritime Week.
The first week of July sees the sea become the playground to visitors and locals alike.
Clear blue waters are turned into a competitive arena as windsurfing and water skiing competitions take off.
The island's many beaches offer the perfect opportunity for complete relaxation and sun soaking, but the city also offers a lot for visitors who haven't stuck to their sun lounger.
Every afternoon during the summer the medieval walled city hosts a 'sights and sounds' show in the verdant gardens of the massive Knight's Palace, the highest point in the city.
Once used as a fortress, the Knight's Palace, on the sight of an ancient Acropolis, blew up in an ammunition explosion in 1856 but was rebuilt in 1911 by the occupying Italians in the medieval style as a holiday palace for their king.
There are also daily concerts to be taken in. The city philharmonic orchestra plays daily in the rotonda.
The incredibly cultural city is also surrounded by peaceful scenery and the countryside has been used as the location for films such as the Guns of Navarone and Escape to Athena.
Article ID: 173, Posted: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 17:25:00 GMT