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A green and fertile land

Rhodes is one of the largest and most fertile of the Greek islands. It's also one of the most visited, with its extensive array of attractions and excellent weather bringing back tourists from all over the world, time and time again. Strictly speaking, it's one of the Dodecanese islands, but is rarely counted as such due to its size and cultural significance. Indeed, if you're a visitor, you may just find it fertile in more ways than one.

Although Rhodes boasts a plethora of unique selling points and wondrous aspects that are likely to keep every traveller transfixed from start to finish, the positive aspect you're likely to notice first is the weather. It really is spectacular, and with more than 300 days of sunshine every year, you probably won't go cold at all.

Appropriately, many of Rhodes' most enjoyable tourist activities are actually situated outside, meaning you are in a prime position to take full advantage of the warmth. Venture along to the Valley of the Butterflies - a well-known area of procreation for the coloured moths that inhabit the island. See if you can spot them during the day - they are remarkably elusive. Even if you don't see them, it's still a beautiful area with a lot going for it. Epta Piges is famous for its Seven Springs, which is a charming destination, and the forest walking trail provides a pleasant respite from the sun.

And that's without touching upon anything manmade. Rhodes is home to a number of castles, including Kastellos, Lindos and Monolithos - all of which are worth a visit. But if you're looking to indulge in some Greek mythology, the place you need to head to is Asklipio, a stunning old church named after the deity that created medicine.

No matter how you choose to spend your time on the island, you're sure to have an excellent time.

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