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The fourth-largest Greek island and, along with Sicily, Crete, and Cyprus, one of the great islands of the Mediterranean, Rhodes was long considered a bridge between Europe and the East. Today, its diversity ensures it remains a polestar of tourism as well: Rhodes Town brings together fascinating artifacts, medieval architecture, an active nightlife, and is reputedly the sunniest spot in all Europe. And though some of the shore is beset by vast resort hotels and holiday villages, there are still some wonderfully unsullied sections of beach to be found all around the island; if you look for it, you'll even find a taste of rural life.


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