Irakleidon Avenue, Rhodes Town, 85101, Greece
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St Trinity Chapel
Front of Michel Angelo Pension
could anyone guide where to go to sexy hot beaches in rodos town and where can i find sex shops and sexy places where couples and swingers can go
Re: Re: swinging
Poor thing. You'll have to find these hot places on your own.
ask for "xevrakotos" beach..:)
Actually there are no swinging beaches in Rodos due to the many tourists. But there is a tiny island just 1 hour from Rodos, called Halki that there is a beach (Potamos) that you can find some swingers that go there every year. You can reach Halki with a boat from the port of Rodos and you can stay there in some very beautiful "rooms to let".
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Collosus of Rhodes
The Colossus of Rhodes was a giant statue of the god Helios, erected on the Greek island of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 BC and 280 BC. It was roughly the same size as the Statue of Liberty in New York, although it stood on a lower platform. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Ancient accounts (which differ to some degree) describe the structure as being built around several stone columns (or towers of blocks) on the interior of the structure, standing on a 15-metre-high (50 feet) white marble pedestal near the Mandraki harbour entrance (others claim on a breakwater in the harbour). Iron beams were driven into the stone towers, and bronze plates attached to the bars formed the skinning. Much of the material was melted down from the various weapons Demetrius's army left behind, and the abandoned second siege tower was used for scaffolding around the lower levels. Upper portions were built with the use of a large earthen ramp. The statue itself was over 34 metres (110 feet) tall. After 12 years, in 280 BC, the great statue was completed. The statue stood for only 56 years until Rhodes was hit by an earthquake in 224 BC. The statue snapped at the knees and fell over onto the land. Ptolemy III offered to pay for the reconstruction of the statue, but an oracle made the Rhodians afraid that they offended Helios, and they declined to rebuild it. The remains lay on the ground for over 800 years, and even broken, they were so impressive that many travelled to see them. In 1989, a stone construction resembling a gigantic human fist was found in the sea of Rhodes. It was supposed that it was the first discovery of a part of the Colossus. There has been much debate as to whether to rebuild the Colossus. Those for it say it would boost tourism in Rhodes greatly, but those against construction say it would cost too large an amount (over 100 million euro). This idea has been proposed many times since it was first proposed in 1970 but, due to lack of funding, work has not yet started. The plans for the Colossus have been in the works since 1998 by the Greek-Cypriot artist Nikolaos Kotziamanis.
The Colossus Of Rhodos
Wished I could have watched this ancient Colossus ...
Also an ancient World-Wonder, it was a bronze statue of enormous sizes dedicated to the Sun-god Helios. In 227 BC an earthquake destroyed the famous statue so it collapsed into pieces... The Balinese Wishnu and Jesus of Rio De Janeiro come close to this remarkable ancient World-Wonder (picture is the Colossus of Rhodes from The Book of Knowledge, The Grolier Society, 1911).
Colossus Of Rhodos
Driving by the ferry from other harbours to Rhodes
The heavy goods vehicles and the small motorcars are to be transported on the sea water, by the ferry.
This giant ships transfer numerous vehicle, from a harbour to another.
From Rhodes Harbour, drive many ferries that carry persons and cars, to or from the Piraeus Harbour, and from other points.
Many shipping companies serve the route Rhodes Piraeus, and stop at the harbours of the many islands that lie between these ports.
There are several gates in the huge City Wall that allows you to enter the Old Town. So you don't have the problems the Turks had when they were going to occupy Rhodes! This gate is close to the Emborikos harbour and is called Thalassini-Gate. The most beautiful gate, I think!
Site Of The Colossus?
These two columns that you see at the entrance to Mandraki Harbour are supposed to mark the site where the legs of the Colossus used to stand. We read that it's really unlikely that tha staue used to straddle the harbour this way, and that it more likely stood by the side, or even a little way away. Regardless of what was true then, the harbour is still beautiful today and it's nice to stand or sit around these columns and watch the constant stream of boats coming in and out.
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