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Rhodes is favourite holiday destination

The Greek holiday island of Rhodes has been voted as Europe's top destination in the 2008 Traveller's Choice Destination Awards.

The awards are voted for by travellers and respondents to online travel site, TripAdvisor. Rhodes is the only short haul destination in the top ten of the new awards. One reviewer on the online travel community said: "Rhodes is just fabulous - long winding roads, many lovely little coastal villages to see. The locals make you feel very welcome".

For anyone looking for tips on what to do on their holiday to Rhodes, the top five attractions on Rhodes, as revealed by TripAdvisor, are Rhodes Medieval Old Town and Grand Masters Palace, Lindos, Valley of the Butterflies, the Water Park in Falikraki, and the Embona Winery Tour.

The old town of Rhodes is Europe's largest inhabited Medieval town and is now a UNESCO World heritage centre. Lindos with its typical white buildings is one of the most beautiful towns on Rhodes and has over 3,000 years of history including the Acropolis. The Valley of the Butterflies, as the scenic gorge of Petaluodes is known, is a natural park offering shady walks and the opportunity to view the Kalimorfa butterfly.

Two of the more modern attractions on Rhodes are the Embona Winery Tour and the Water Park in Faliraki. The latter is the largest water park in Europe with rides suitable for the whole family and is near the lively beach resort of Faliraki. A tour of the Embona Winery Tour lets you uncover the secrets of the wine and liqueurs of Rhodes.

Flights to Rhodes leave from many UK airports including Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester airport, Birmingham airport, East Midlands airport and Glasgow airport. Airlines flying from the UK to Rhodes include Thomas Cook Airlines, My Travel Airways, Monarch, Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways.

Written by: Nick Purdom