10 King Paul Square,, Rhodes Town, 851 00, Greece
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Travel Tips for Rodos (City)
The Colossus of Rodos
The Colossus of Rodos was one of the seven World Wonders of the ancient times that was destructed by the earthquake in 227 BC.
The 35 m high giant statue was built in honour of the Sun God Helios, into a time period of twelve years.
The artist that made this wonderful construction was the sculptor Chares von Lindos that worked to it from 304 BC until 292 BC.
The remainder of the Colossus was stay in the Sea for a time period of 900 years, because the people of Rodos wanted do not move the pieces.
In the year 653 AD, the Arabs took out the rests of the statue, transported it on the opposite coast of the sea, and sold them to the Jewish merchants.
The image of the real statue and the place of it are not exactly known, but the imagination of the Rhodians has not limit.
One supposed that it was placed at the entrance to Mandraki Harbour, with the feet on the places where actually the two bronze stags on top of columns are there.
You can see the Colossus image everywhere on the island: as statues and as souvenirs.
The Post Office of Rhodes City
The building of the Post Office is placed on the Eleftherias Square in the New City of Rhodes.
The edifice was created during the Italian occupation by the Italian architect Florestano di Fausto.
It is a superb exemplar of architecture, created in the Renaissance Eclecticism style.
The facade is abundantly decorated with medallions, impressed on malleable stones.
The remarkable central entrance is situated in the centre of the building.
Good specialities on the table of the guests
The restaurant offers a large number of Greek specialities or international foods.
You can command a good and fresh beer or an exquisite autochthon wine.
The food is very good and delightful.
Mandraki Harbour is a great place for a stroll to admire the salubrious yachts which are moored there. Its' name means a small sheepfold or goat pen. It was created with the founding of the City in 408bc. Small ferry boats for the islands of Symi and water taxi's for Lindos and Faliraki can be taken from the road side of the Harbour. Guarding the entrance to the harbour are the Platoni; Italian crafted bronze statues of a stag and a doe which sit on the top of a huge column. Legend has it that the Colossus of Rhodes held this position in the past.
Situated on the Causeway overlooking the harbour you will find three great Medieval windmills and in a prominent position guarding the Harbour entrance you will find the Agios Nikaloas Fort.
Rhodes Old Town is an amazing place. For a start it's surrounded by huge walls, moats and gates. This is perhaps the most impressive of the gates, The Maritime Gate that leads out to the Kolona Harbour.
In the next bunch of tips, I'll be showing a lot of the Old Town.
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Address: 10 King Paul Square,, Rhodes Town, 851 00, Greece