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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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    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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    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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    Unspoilt Harkai

    by sandysmith Updated Oct 7, 2006

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    Haraki Bay

    Fondest memory: Haraki was such an idlyllic place to unwind - I'm also reluctant to mention it much in case it becomes too popular! Its still relatively undeveloped and apartment and hotel backing the promenade of the curving bay are not high rise and the shady trees and flowers added to its picturesque setting. As you can see from the pic the usual sunbeds and parasols can be hired.

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    Haraki's Castle

    by sandysmith Written Jun 28, 2005

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    Feraclos castle
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    Favorite thing: In Haraki is a medieval castle, overlooking the pretty bay. This is Feraclos castle once used by pirates before the Knights ousted them and then reinforced the castle to use it as a prison. There is a path leading up to the castle ruins but I didn't make it up the hill - I was enjoying my sunbed and swimming far too much - perhaps the next time we visit as from the top of the hill there are good views onto Agathi beach another fine secluded beach.

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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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    Restaurants in the old city

    by Aggeliki Updated Oct 28, 2003

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    a kitty on the roof of the restaurant

    Favorite thing: In the old city there are some of the most nice restaurants of Rhodes, (some of them has been rated as the best resaturants of Greece). In a medieval and romantic atmosphere, they offer local and traditional specialities and very good seafood and dishes of greek cuisine.

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    Swimming with the Ducks

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 28, 2005

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    going for a swim

    Fondest memory: I think I enjoyed swimming at Haraki Bay more than any other beach - the bay was small but not overcrowded and the water was so crystal clear - a little pebbly to get in but swim shoes were readily availbale at the little supermarket. Oh and the ducks enjoyed it too!

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    Haraki Bay

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 28, 2005

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    boats in Haraki Bay

    Fondest memory: This may not have been the sandiest beach we went to in Rhodes but it became one of my favourite for its relaxed, quiet air and picturesque setting in a small bay of a fishing village with views across to Lindos.. Well although there are a few fishing boats around its more of a small purpose built tourist resort but not many come here (buses are infrequent) so its peaceful - and that suited us perfectly.

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    Ancient buildings in the old city

    by Aggeliki Written Oct 15, 2003

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    old city

    Favorite thing: Important buildings in the old section include the Grand Hospital of the Knights and the Palace of the Grand Masters. The city constructed in 408BC,according to designs, by the Greek architect Hippodamus of Miletus. During the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC Rodos island had a very important political power. The city became a renowned cultural center, particularly noted for its plastic and pictorial art.

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    One door of the Grand Masters' Palace

    by Aggeliki Updated Oct 16, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The Grand Masters Palace, the most important Palace in the Old town, was the headquarters of the leader of the Order of the Knights of Saint John, and at the same time a strong fortes. It was built in the 14th century on the ruins of a Byzantine fort. It consists of two storey with a large internal courtyard. It was destroyed in the period of Turkish rule and rebuilt in the 1930's in the magnificent style we see now.
    Today the Palace is a museum, and its many rooms contain important archaeological finds from ancient and
    medieval years.

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    The Colossos of Rhodes

    by Aggeliki Written Oct 15, 2003

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    the monument as believed it was

    Favorite thing: The Colossus of Rodos was gigantic statue, which was located at the entrance of the harbor. It was a symbol of unity of the people who inhabited the beautiful Mediterranean island. The construction of the Colossus took 12 years and was finished in 282 BC. For years, the statue stood at the harbor entrance, until a strong earthquake hit Rhodes about 226 BC. The city was badly damaged, and the Colossus was broken. For almost a millennium, the statue lay broken in ruins. In AD 654, the Arabs invaded Rhodes. They disassembled the remains of the broken Colossus and sold them to a Jew from Syria. It is said that the fragments had to be transported to Syria on the backs of 900 camels.

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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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    Sleepy Haraki

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 29, 2005

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    cute ducks at rest

    Favorite thing: The bay at Haraki is so quiet and peaceful that even these ducks could sleep peacefully as the ocassional person passed by. There are a few low rise hotels and apartments here and I noticed car hire was readily availbale. Restaurant prices seemed a bit cheaper too - so perhaps somewhere to stay another time.

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