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    Historical Rhodes

    by iandsmith Written Jan 5, 2014
    It's all a bit special

    Favorite thing: Walk through one of the entrances in the castle wall and you walk back over 1,000 years.
    The Byzantine walls (7th-13th c.) were added to and strengthened after a series of sieges starting from the Egyptian in 1444 to when Grand master Carretto (1513-21) made the land wall three times thicker. Alas, it was to no avail when in 1522 the town was besieged by the Ottoman Empire. However, the little they wrecked they restored. Suleyman the Magnificent had a sense of values.

    Fondest memory: Cannon balls still lie between the thick double walls surrounding the town.
    The castle (see photo) where the Christian Knights lived is still there, complete with the reassembled Roman mosaic floors from the nearby island of Kos, where they lay in ruins after an earthquake.
    The high-backed wooden chairs, where the knights actually sat, you can actually park your posterior in also.
    The pebbled streets of the town snaking around inside the walls all add to the authenticity of the place. If you like soaking up history, you will love Rhodes.

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    The Butterflies Valley (Petaloudes)

    by Christianne Written Mar 7, 2009
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    Favorite thing: Between mid June and end of September, the valley hosts thousands of butterflies callimorpha quadripunctaria.
    Try to be silent! The butterflies are scared by the human presence.
    Follow the pathways, the bridges and enjoy the beauty of the clear waters and the waterfalls.

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    Seven Springs (Epta Piges)

    by Christianne Written Mar 7, 2009
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    Favorite thing: The Seven Springs are located 30km from the town of Rodos. Waters come out of the springs ending up in one small lake.
    You may have your lunch or have a coffee here enjoying the scent of pine trees.

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    Quickie Visit to Rhodes

    by doodybee Written Aug 13, 2008

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    Favorite thing: wow lucky you paul

    qe2 & rhodes stop off

    wish it were me
    well the rhodes bit anyway

    if i was you i would get the road train that skirts the old and new town of rhodes - leaves from outside the "town hall" i think just behind the harbour - you will get to see the acropolis and the views around rhodes harbour and its not very expensive go for 8-30 9oclock and then just head into the old town for a wander around - the palaceof the grandmasters will keep you occupied for a good while - there are other touristy type things you can do in there --shops bars etc and make sure you don't get too engrossed or the ship will leave without you

    enjoy
    Julie

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    Heaven on Earth for a Honeymoon

    by doodybee Updated Aug 8, 2008

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    The palace of the grand masters
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    Favorite thing: we go to rhodes in october ( right up to nearly the end last year)

    we find the weather more pleasant to be able to sight-see in but we do often get to sunbathe around the pool also ( this may depend on what type of weather conditions you have at home as our greek friends say its cold for them --well it will be if they are used to 45degs+ during the summer as the temps are usually around the mid 20s) it can also be rainy at this time of year although out of our last three trips we have had just one lot of rain and the bulk of that was overnight anyway.

    We love Rhodes Town ( we still haven't seen all there is to see in the Old Town), and if like us you won't be driving you can access most of the islands visitor attractions from Rhodes via the buses)
    We also have yet to visit Lindos bur most people say it is a must
    We liked the Ancient Ruins at Kamiros ( thats our type of thing )
    We also have stayed in Kolymbia which is a small town near Afandou - there is a large Thomson hotel their which looks very luxurious but we tend to use the Mitsis Chain when we can -- that is Greek owned and there are 3 in rhodes town ( all very nice) and a couple more around rhodes and on various other islands around greece

    Hope i haven't gone on too long - thee is much more i can say about rhodes
    Check out the rhodes Pages and make your own mind up

    My guess is you and your new wife will love it there

    and Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding also
    Julie

    Fondest memory: Rhodes Island is the best Holiday destination i have come across so far

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  • A perfect place to do my laundry

    by Glenayr Updated Mar 19, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Something didn't think of, was to take enough clothes to pass the 2 weeks, so i had to do my laundry somewhere, something really frustrating, the laundromats have been not so "pretty" there!
    Especially when my favorite blue jeans terned white!!
    At last after some research i found a laundry service that i could trust! A very clean place that provided excellent and super fast service, with very good prices and very friendly staff!!
    I would definitely recommend!!!!!!!!!!!
    For ones they want to visit, its:
    "CENTRAL" LAUNDRY-LAUNDROMAT, RHODES GREECE, located in the heart of town next to Elli beach and on famous bar street: 61 ORFANIDOU (BAR) ST. Rhodes Town, Tel.(+30) 22410 32514

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    Rhodes

    by Balam Written Mar 3, 2008

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    Rhodes

    Favorite thing: While not considered one of the prettiest of the Greek Islands, Rhodes (Ródos) located just 7 miles off the coast of Turkey, offers beautiful beaches, a great climate and interesting archaeological sites. It also offers a chance to explore one of the historic homes of the Knights of St. John, who along with the Knights Templar, played a key role in the Crusades. Rhodes is a good place to use as a base if you are interested in touring the remaining Dodecanese chain of Islands (Kos, Patmos and Kalymnos and 11 other islands).

    Legend has it that the Colossus of Rhodes (an enormous statue honoring a god) spanned the ancient harbor of the town of Rhodes (Ródos - the island and its main town have the same name). There is great debate as to whether the statue was set in the harbor or on nearby cliffs, although its existence is not debated (the statue was described by Pliny the Elder (1st Century CE) who witnessed its ruins). It was created by Charles of Lindos (Rhodes) in the 3rd century BC and destroyed by a major earthquake 50 to 60 years later. The ruins of the statue were eventually sold off and there is now no evidence of the Colossus or its location.

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    Where Have All the Veggies Gone?

    by gilabrand Updated Jan 9, 2008

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    Good ice cream

    Favorite thing: When I flew off to Rhodes at the end of May, I saw lovely veggies in my mind’s eye. I imagined a sunny Greek island with a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables on every table. So I was very surprised to find that fresh produce was not plentiful on Rhodes – at least not when I was there.

    The few vegetables sold in the shops all over the island were shriveled, half-rotten, and grossly overpriced. With much effort, I was able to pick up a few reasonable looking tomatoes. The buffet breakfast at our hotel did not offer anything remotely fresh. The closest to anything resembling fruit or vegetable were olives and sliced canned peaches.

    On the other hand, a restaurant on the main street that runs through Kremasti (outside Rhodes Town) prepared a baked vegetable casserole for me. It consisted of layers of darkish looking vegetables. It was hard to tell, but I think it contained eggplant, zucchini, onion and peppers. Whatever it was, it was tasty. Anyhow, we were so charmed by the waitress and her answers to our questions about Rhodes history (October 28, 1944, when Rhodes stood up to the Nazis, was the “day of the Big No,” she said) that food really played a secondary role.

    All in all, I did not go hungry in Rhodes. The salty feta cheese and plump Greek olives were nice, the pizza was fine, and I adored the ice cream.

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  • Pefkos, Rhodes, Greece

    by marilynatsthelens Written Oct 29, 2007
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    Favorite thing: This is my most favourite place in the world.

    Fondest memory: Have had many happy holidays in lots of different places and although happy to go away was always happy to come home as well.
    However, having been to Pefkos, no longer want to come home!

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    The Rhodes Island and its geography

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Aug 23, 2007

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    The Rhodes Island and its geography
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    Favorite thing: To go on this island is a very good opportunity to get to know the Greek world.
    There, one can learn all about country and people, from tradition to history.
    With a rented moped or car, one can view the whole island.

    Our accommodation was in Faliraki, a station with a splendid, 4 kilometres beach, 15 kilometres far from the capital.
    We rented a scooter for three days, and we have done very beautiful trips.
    First day, we drove from Faliraki, to Rodos City.
    From Faliraki we came to Kallithea, a station at the sea, with thermal springs.
    On the East coast, to a distance of 5 kilometres south of Rodos City we come to Koskinou.
    Then, we applied for to Rodos city. The capital is in Northeast of the Island.
    This city is an open air museum, a collection of old and new, from tradition and modern, from history and present.
    Because we found the city so super, we came again after a few days there, with the bus.

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    Rhodes, the island of the Sun

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Aug 23, 2007

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    Rhodes Island, view from the plane
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    Favorite thing: Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese and lies at the southern end of this archipelago.
    It has an Area of 1400 sq. kilometres (78 kilometres in length and 38 kilometres in width).
    The coastline of Rhodes with a length of 220 kilometres has large strands and natural harbours.
    The interior of the Island is mountainous.
    We saw these superb mountains and we were captivated about the whole landscape.
    The highest mountains, Attavyros, are 1215 metres.
    “The Island of the Sun”, has a Mediterranean climate, and 300 sunshine days per year.
    Rhodes is an attraction for the tourists and an excellent habitat for more than 100,000 persons, which live here.

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    View from the airplane over the Greek Islands

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Aug 23, 2007

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    View from the airplane over the Greek Islands
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    Favorite thing: The view from the airplane, over the Greek Islands is a splendid spectacle.
    The sea with its diverse blue tones and the many islands with mountain and waters, which appear minutely under our eyes, create together a wonderful picture.

    From approximately thousand Greek islands, only approximately hundred are lived constantly.
    Here live just one million people.
    The Greek Islands are pooled in groups:

    East Aegean

    Cyclades

    Dodecanese

    Ionian

    Saronic

    Sporades

    Crete

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    Are you addicted to Internet and net connects???

    by VikingHarald Updated Jul 9, 2007

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    Favorite thing: If you are dependendent to your daily email and work in Internet ,
    then you´ll need Internet cafe and in Rhodes town best was:
    CAFEIN
    RESTAURANT---BAR CAFE
    Cafeinternet

    How you´ll find this cafe:

    Near bar street(famous in town) of Rhodes town you ll find hotel Esperia. Put your back to Esperia hotel main door direktion and look forward to left few hundred meters there is Cafe- in, restaurant's cafe.
    phone 2241027784.

    Fondest memory: This is not my fondest, but for reason I wrote here,
    please here you have........

    In Rhodes they don't use so much net than some other countries yet and they are so good facility that they aren´t addicted to daily net. I am not sure if in business should need more also there.
    This Internet cafe have several in good conditions pcs.
    They worked as well as this lines there could do it.
    Use of this cafe´s net was also moderate to compared our hotels one computer.

    So , my recommendation.
    Don't remember tasty pastries which there are also and my thanks will come to good espresso coffee of this Internet cafe.
    Toilet figures downstairs are realistic. See my pics.
    Efaristo.

    Ps. In cafe is free WLAN network.

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    Grand Master's Palace

    by Christianne Updated Jun 18, 2007
    Grand Master's Palace
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    Favorite thing: The imposing building of the Old Town used to be the headquarters of the leader of the Knights of Saint John as well as a fortress.
    Built in 14th century.
    Two storey-building with an internal courtyard.
    During the Turkish period it was destroyed and then rebuilt.
    Nowadays, the palace is a museum.

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    Church of Virgin Mary of the Burgh

    by Christianne Updated Jun 18, 2007
    Church of Virgin Mary of the Burgh

    Favorite thing: The church of Virgin Mary of the Burgh is a late gothic structure that dates back to the 14th century.
    After the bombing of the Second World War remain only the three apses of the sanctuary.

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