Rhodes (regional unit)

Rhodes (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Ρόδου) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of South Aegean. The regional unit covers the islands of Rhodes, Chalki, Kastelorizo, Symi, Tilos and several smaller islands in the Aegean Sea.

Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Municipalities of the Dodecanese
Municipalities of the Dodecanese
The Dodecanese within Greece
The Dodecanese within Greece
Coordinates: 36°10′N 28°0′E / 36.167°N 28.000°E / 36.167; 28.000
RegionSouth Aegean
CapitalRhodes (city)
 • Total1,587.2 km2 (612.8 sq mi)
 • Total129,151
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)


As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Rhodes was created out of part of the former Dodecanese Prefecture. It is subdivided into 5 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]


The province of Rhodes (Greek: Επαρχία Ρόδου) was one of the provinces of the Dodecanese Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present regional unit.[2] It was abolished in 2006.


  1. ^ "ΦΕΚ A 87/2010, Kallikratis reform law text" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  2. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). (39 MB) (in Greek and French)