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Backed by tower block holiday hotels and bizarrely shaped luxury conference centres it has a sort of regimented misery that belies its lovely location.

Formal dining room, living room and study/library with mahogany paneling and fireplace.

Living room, dining room and study have orginial dental molding. Master bedroom has a marble mantel and living room has an Adams mantel dating in the 1700's from Charleston S. Den has a large bay window overlooking the 16 X 36 pool and has brick floors.

The south has fewer facilities but a more authentically Greek atmosphere than the noisier north.

Aegina Alonissos Agistri Andros Corfu Crete Halkidiki Hydra Ikaria Ios Ithaca Kalymnos Kefalonia Kos Lefkas Leros Lesvos Lipsi Meganissi Mykonos Naxos Paros Patmos Paxos Rhodes Samos Santorini Skiathos Skopelos Skyros Symi Thassos Zante Renowned as an archaeological treasure house, the city of Rhodes, or Rodos, sits on the northern tip of the island with sea on three sides. The first Rhodes Town is the modern city - a monumental heap of whitewashed concrete which, but for some nice Italian buildings, varies from the dull to the seedy.

Nevertheless Rhodes is well known for bargain holidays and there are plenty of quality Rhodes' hotels to choose from.

And the island is big enough to swallow all types of travellers - from beach holiday families to independent backpackers.

To the west of Rhodes City a maze of high-rise conference centres towers over shingle beaches while, to the east, replicated rows of holiday hotels are stacked along the coast like deck chairs.

Only south of the popular resort of Lindos do the crowds thin out and only there does a more authentic glimpse of Greek island life emerge.

Stones, rocks and pebbles are sometimes flecked with oil from passing ships and there is a steep drop into the sea, so it's unsuitable for children.

Visitors can also expect to pay top prices in bars and tavernas.

With so many cheap flights on offer, many now opt to fly to the island direct, hire a car and do some island exploring.