The largest of the Dodecanese islands has the best of Old and New Greece: historic architecture meets a thriving café and restaurant scene. Anchored by Rhodes Town, the popular destination is also beloved for its outlying villages, such as labyrinthine Lindos. Add powdery beaches, hidden coves, and remnants of an Islamic and Jewish past, and you get a taste of the entire Mediterranean on a single isle.
Gambling at Casino Rodos, chock full of slot machines, gaming tables, restaurants and bars. (Note: The legal gambling age is 23.)
Dining on stifado, a traditional Greek meat stew, at Dionysos Taverna, an open-air restaurant a stone’s throw from the Acropolis.
The Palace of the Grand Master, a 14th-century castle that houses nearly 2,500 years worth of Mediterranean history within its walls.