The island of Rhodes was once home to one of the wonders of the world, the Colossus of Rhodes, an enormous lighthouse in the form of a man that stood next to the ancient harbor. The Colossus is long gone, but Rhodes remains truly wondrous. While Athens
and Mykonos provide introductions to both ancient and contemporary Greece
, this stop offers a chance to dive into its medieval period. The old town of Rhodes was the home of the crusading Knights of St. John for centuries, and the warren of streets from that period remains intact. Traces of many different epochs –the Byzantines, Ottomans, and later Italian settlers–reveal themselves to those who join Azamara’s Walk Through Historic Rhodes
. The Tsambika Beach Break lets you experience another side of the island. When you arrive at one of the most popular beaches in Rhodes, you’ll find that Azamara already has your sunbed and umbrella waiting. Spend the day lazing with breaks and cool off at one of the nearby tavernas. However you choose to spend your time on Rhodes, with a late departure, you’ll have the time to soak it all in.