The Hippokrates Square
This square is one of the most interesting places of Rhodes City.
Here, you can find the building of Kastelliana and numerous restaurants, bars, taverns and shops of all the sides of the places.
In the middle of the square, there is the Turkish Fountain, a famous meet point for many visitors and a beautiful architectural piece.
This square is situated next to the Sea Gate, in the old part of the city, at the end of the Socrates Street.
It is fascinating to eat a good Greek meal, or to drink a Rhodian wine in one of the many restaurants of the square, and to admire from above the beauty of the place.
Theatre- Monte Smith
Just below the temple ruins is also a restored theatre - its only the three bottom rows that remain from the third century. Running alongside is a stadium, dating from the same period, where the athletes would have had their games - apparently just like the ones used for the first Olympic games. (main pic) Look hard enough in the ground by the theatre and stadium on Monte Smith and you can still see fragments of the old theatre - like this fragment from a decorative frieze. (pic2)
Another good greek tavena type restaurant in the new town. One of the few we noticed that had no cover charge. Already had a big piece of cake a couple of hours ago so we just had main courses here of Kleftico - really tender lamb and Stifado (beef stew). Good quality and value, friendly service - meals about 15 euros.
Sorry no pic - i was enjoying it so much I forget to take one! Dave wished he was hungry enough for the mixed grill that was on offer for about 7 euros!
One I could easily go back to next time in Rhodes.
One the most popular holiday resorts on the island, on the very water's edge and bathed in sunlight. On its vast golden beach you can give yourself up to the enjoyment of blue waters and the caress of the hot sun. The pleasures of the place are not confined to the morning hours: the night life at Faliraki offers a great variety of choices - the pleasure of a good meal in one of the many little tavernas along the beach, the exciting rhythms of the bars and discos, the serenity of a walk by night beside the unruffled sea.
Faliraki is one of the oldest and largest resort areas of Greece, Faliraki is known for its sandy beach and numerous watersport offerings, as well as numerous bars and nightclubs. As such, it is favored for holidays by younger visitors, particularly British youth. As with their counterparts on the Spanish island of Ibiza
St. Catherine Hospice
The Hospice of St. Catherine was built in 1391-92, under grand master Heredia, by the Italian Domenico d'Allemagna, admiral of the Order of the Knights of St. John (Knights Hospitaller). The founder was an important personage, disposing of considerable means. The foundation charter of the Hospice in 1391 states that it was «founded in the burgus of Rhodes, near the walls at the gate leading to the mole» already known as the «Gate of St. Catherine» from 1465. The situation of the building draws the eye, as it projects into the axis of the high street; the salient part carries the coats of arms of 1516. The Hospice, exclusively intended for eminent guests of the Order, was already in use from 1394-95; at this date traveller Niccole de Martoni described it as «beautiful and splendid, with many handsome rooms containing many and good beds».
The building was apparently destroyed in the siege of 1480 and the earthquake of 1481. Its rebuilding, as testified by the heraldy on the west façade, was completed by Costanzo Operti in 1516, when Fabrizio del Carretto was grand master.
In 1944 the east part of the Hospice was destroyed by Allied bombing, along with many building in the heart of the Jewish quarter. In the years following, the surviving part stood forlorn in a deserted neighbourhood. It was occupied by poor immigrants from the neighbouring islands until 1986, in slum conditions.
The Hospice of St. Catherine was one of the 20 state-owned properties under the jurisdiction of the Archaeological Receipts Fund entered in the restoration programme of the Office of the Medieval Town, founded in October 1985.