Simply put, the visitor’ s love for the island is
the result of a relationship that was just bound to end like this,
because Rhodes, the whole island, seduces in a series of
inevitable ways, causing even the most dispassionate visitor at
last, to fall.
The hospitality of the inhabitants, the manners and
customs religiously guarded by village folk, and the hundreds of
ways the people have of enjoying themselves, whether at the traditional
festivals, where everyone performs the traditional Greek dances
– the sousta, the sirtos, the kalamatianos – accompanied by the
violin and lute, or at the top-quality cultural events that take
place on Rhodes almost daily, or in the many night-clubs.
Rhodes really is magical, as
you too, dear guest, will agree as soon as you get to know the island.
And you will also then do us the great favour of removing the word
“exaggeration” from your mind if it has possibly entered your thoughts
on reading this introduction!