Rodos (City) Off The Beaten Path

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    The Elefterias Boulevard

    by Fam.Rauca Written Apr 14, 2008

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    The most elegant and large Elefterias Boulevard, located in front of Mandraki Harbour is a coastal street with a lot of new building, made in Italian style.

    This is a part of the new city of Rhodes, where the new vitality of the modern life is to be felt.

    A lot of important administrative buildings are there on this boulevard:

    The National Bank of Greece, the Low Court, The beautiful building of the Post Office, the Administration and Prefecture of Rhodes, the Town Hall, the National Theatre and at the end of the street you can see the beautiful mosque of Murat Reis.

    On the opposite side of the boulevard there is the Government Palace, an imposing edifice in Venetian style, with arcades.

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    The Square of the Jewish Martyrs

    by Fam.Rauca Written Apr 14, 2008

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    The Square of the Jewish Martyrs (Platia Martrion – Evréon) is a place in the old Jewish quarter of Rhodes.

    The Jewish people had been come in the town since 16th century.

    During the Turkish occupation the Jewish population became 6000 people.

    At the beginning of the World War II, around 4000 Jewish persons leaved the island.

    In the middle of this square, in 1943, the Nazis gathered around 2000 Jewish people and took them away to concentration camps in Athena and then in other concentration camps .

    In the middle of the square there is a fountain, decorated with three hippocamps (sea horses) and with shells and other seafood.

    This fountain was built in honour and as remember to the tragically event.

    A Jewish Memorial Monument made from black marble stands also in the square, as remember to this unfortunately episode.

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    The Hippokrates Square

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Apr 14, 2008

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    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.

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    The Turkish Fountain in the Hippokrates Square

    by Fam.Rauca Written Apr 14, 2008

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    In the middle of the Hippocrates Square there is the beautiful Turkish Fountain, an interesting piece of the place.

    Around the fountain come a lot of pigeons that become to eat from the tourists, and drink water from the well.

    This is a middle point of the square and a meet point for the visitors.

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    Holy Virgin Mary

    by RoyJava Updated Aug 9, 2007

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    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 !

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    Filerimos Cross

    by sandysmith Written Jan 21, 2007

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    To west of the cafe by the site of lalyssos is a tree-lined avenue with rather grim stations of the cross leading to a huge cross 17m high. This large cross has an internal staircase and be climbed - although the views from the ground are probably jut as good. Good views of Rhodes airport runway from here.

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    Lalyssos

    by sandysmith Written Jan 21, 2007

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    Oct 2006 we mad a brief return to Rhodes town - managaing to escape the rain in the south!
    We spent the morning at the ancient city of Lalyssos - just 10km from Rhodes Town on the hill of Filerimos - and really enjoyed the site and the views. Best to visit with a car as its a good 5km walk from Triana, including a relentless zig-zag road up - glad I wasn't walking!

    The main building here is the Church of our Lady withits unusual hexagonal chambers - originally built by those Knights of St John but restored in the 20th century. In front of the church is a sunkenbaptismal font Also here is a two-storey abbots's quarter linked to a colonaded courtyard with monasti cells. Many other older ruins lie scaterred on the site too so you can spend a couple of hours here. Small cafe available for refreshments up here.

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    Theatre- Monte Smith

    by sandysmith Updated Jan 21, 2007

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    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)

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    Parks in Rhodes Town

    by miman Written Jul 25, 2006

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    There are many reasons why Rhodes is one of the most popular resorts in the Mediterranean: the natural surroundings (crystal clear seas, many parks and recreational facilities), the bright sun and the warm hospitality of the islanders themselves.

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    Murad Reis

    by sandysmith Updated Nov 3, 2005

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    Murad Reis was the chief buccaneer of the sultans fleet and he died during attacks against the knights in 1522. The circular structure adjacent to the minaret contains his tomb. Other important people have enclosed tombs in the cemetry - like this central one which is said to be that of an exiled persian shah.

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    Post Office

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 5, 2005

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    It would be too easy just to post your Vt postcards to friends in the boxes outside this building just set back from Mandraki harbour on Eleftherias Street, but have a look at this beautiful building and in particular the greek emblems just under its roof. Other builings in this area are the courthouse and the harbour-master's office. Grand austere buildings they may be but too italinate for the Greek's liking apparently.

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    Desert Near Agathi

    by RoyJava Updated Jul 21, 2005

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    Hire yourself a motorbike, and drive into the semi-desert near Agathi. For sure you will have a stunning time ... bring a lot of bottles of water, though you can drive back to Agathi. Don't forget sunglasses, deep sun-tan and cover up your neck! The area is rocky, some deeper ditches have filled with water. It is very good to drive around. And who knows ... you'll bump into a fashion crew!

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    The Colossus Of Rhodos

    by RoyJava Updated Jul 21, 2005

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    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).

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    Beautiful Ladiko Beach

    by RoyJava Updated Jun 26, 2005

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    On the way to Ladiko Beach this is what most tourists might miss early in the morning! A fashion model just set on curls ... and the fashion crew packing their stuff. And we got lucky. The Ladiko Beach is just a tiny cove but with everything you could possibly want. Fine sand, small rocks, sun beds, umbrellas, water showers and a fish Greek Taverna.

    Very popular with Italians and Greeks, especially in August when it comes very crowded. In recent years actually, the sun beds have spread over to the opposite shore with rocks, ideal for those looking for some peace and quiet. A very satisfying spot!

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    Aphrodite & Rhodos

    by RoyJava Updated Jun 26, 2005

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    It is well-known that Aphrodite was born of the foam of the sea just right at the place where Cronus threw the genitals of his father Uranus (he castrated him). She married to the lame Fire-god Hephaestus (a smith), and did some unfaithful acts with the War-god Ares (and a lot of more lovers). Aphrodite is an ancient East Mediterranean goddess and named in the breath of Astarte.

    It is told Rhodos is her daughter (by Poseidon) who became bride of Helios, Sun-god (also Apollo named). So he named the island of Rhodos after the nymph Rode/Rhodos, his wife. An ancient temple can be found in the old city of Rhodos (see further on).

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