88, Saint Fanouriou Str., Old Town, Rhodes Town, 85100, Greece
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Side alley way
Street of the Knights
Boat selling sponges
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This old thermal estabilishment was built and designed by the Italians between 1929 and 1930. It has been restored recently. Today it is not in operation any more like spa, but here you can enjoy a beautiful small beach, a arden with lots of flowers and two pavilions of the former spa.
Among the facilities at Kallithea there is a cafe-restaurant, a gift shop and toilettes.
Kallithea spa is on the road to Faliraki and only some eight km far from Rhodes town.
I went to Kallithea spa from Lindos by bus. The journey took around one hour.
Holy Virgin Mary
Rhodos is known for the Love-goddess Aphrodite, though did you know the Holy Virgin Mary is honoured all over the island? There is is a monastery, specially dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary on the mountain along the beach of Tsambika, in the South-east of Rhodos. It's a pity I could not visit the monastery and just saw a glimpse of it ...
If you do have special feelings for the Holy Mary, try to find the hill of Philerimos on Rhodos. I heard about an ancient, beautiful statue of the Madonna out of Byzantine times. And keep in mind the 15th of August all Rhodos people celebrate this day and remember the Assumption of the Holy Virign Mary !
In A Busy Square
The New Market is a busy place - these days its not so much a Market as a meeting and eating place. There are some shops around the outside, but by far the majority of places both inside and out are eateries.
We ate at one of the places inside one day - ???. The meal we had there was a special vegetarian Mezze - not on the menu as such, but kind of "made up" by the waiter. We had all sorts, too much really. We were stuffed at the end of it.
We had (at least)...
Baba Ganoush (Aubergine pate)
Stuffed Pepper & Tomato
Go to Simi Island
A lovely, mountainous island Simi . While its interior is punctuated with small valleys, its coastline alternates between being steep and rocky or sandy and indented with little coves.
In antiquity it bore the names Aigli and Metapontis. It took its present name from the nymph Syme, who was Poseidon's wife. After its conquest by the Knights of St. John in 1373, commerce and shipping flourished until steam replaced sail. The stately mansions in the main town date from this period, which reached its peak in the 19th century.
The capital in the north of the island bears the same name and is divided into the upper and lower town, Ano Simi and Kato Poli. The lower town is also called Yialos. The two districts are linked by a lane so steep it has steps. It is flanked by charming neoclassical houses, some of them painted in warm pastel colours, with balconies and peaked, red tile roofs. Many of them also are embellished with neoclassical features on the doors and windows. Their interiors are decorated with wood carvings, the locals having been adept at the craft for generations. The highest point in Ano Simi is capped by the usual castle of the Knights of St. John, whose emblem can be seen above the main portal.
The traditional village of Emborios is Simi's second port. The ancient town of Metapontis was situated close by.
One of the island's most famous landmarks is the monastery of the Archangel Michael Panormitis on the southwest coast. Built in the early 18th century, it overlooks the bay bearing its name in a setting combining mountain and sea. It contains marvellous Byzantine frescoes and an intricately carved iconostasis.
There is no lack of wonderful beaches. You'll find good swimming at Yialos, Pedio, Emborios, Marathounda, Nanou as well as on the nearby islets of Agia Marina and Nimos
You get great views back across to Rhodes Town from the windmills & fort on the breakwater. This view looks over the harbour, across the New Market and on to The Grand Master's Palace and the City Walls. Fantastic!
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