Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, brings together sandy shorelines, clear waters and ancient ruins framed by craggy hilltops and low-slung mountains. Byzantine, Arabic and Ottoman rulers have all left their mark, from the eclectic architecture to the vibrant cuisine. And it has mythological status too: spurred by envy, Greek god Helios was said to have made Rhodes the most beautiful island in the Aegean Sea. Legend or not, it’s hard to disagree. Here’s our pick of the best hotels to call home during your stay.
Sam Murray contributed additional reporting to this article.