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The Greek island of Rhodes (pronounced Ro-dos) seamlessly combines glittering beachfront resorts with significant ancient ruins and lush landscapes undulating in the distance. It’s the largest of the Dodecanese islands, which sit in the southeastern Aegean Sea. On Rhodes cruises, make your first stop the idyllic Old Town and its medieval Street of the Knights. Dating back to the 14th-century, it was once home to the knights who ruled over the island. It’s part of the Knight’s Quarter, which is filled with formidable fortresses designed to protect against invaders. Once you’ve taken in some of the history and culture of the island, soak up the sun on Tsambika Beach, with its crystal clear water that makes it perfect for snorkelling. Or, you might choose to take a boat out to Prasonisi – during low tide, it becomes connected to Rhodes by a thin peninsula. Quiet and secluded, it’s the ideal place to kick back and enjoy some ‘you time’. Before leaving Rhodes, make sure to pay a visit to the Acropolis of Rhodes, which has been partially reconstructed and features a theatre, stadium and the Temple of Apollo. Elsewhere on the island is the Lindos Acropolis, the ruins of which sit atop a rugged cliff with spectacular views.