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    Archaeological Museum

    by JessieLang Written May 27, 2011

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    The Knights’ Hospital is at the end of the Street of the Knights. The Hospital has been restored, and is now the Archaeological Museum. It is a very good museum, but I found the building itself almost as interesting. The lower level has a large enclosed courtyard surrounded by arched doorways. Upstairs there are rooms on 3 sides, which would have been patient wards. A great hall was on the 4th side. I liked the architecture, and some of the carved pillars were beautiful.]

    6 Euro admission. Hours: 8:30-3; closed Monday.

    Directions: Lower end of the Street of the Knights

    Pillar Hygea Wards & courtyard Mosaic
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    Palace of the Grand Master

    by JessieLang Written May 27, 2011

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    The Palace of the Grand Master is a reconstruction—an explosion of stored ammunition destroyed it in 1856, but the rebuilt exterior is authentic. The inside is more elegant than the original, however, because the Italians rebuilt it as a summer home for Mussolini and Victor Emmanuel III. Neither got to use it much.

    6 Euro admission

    Directions: Just keep going uphill!

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

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    Old Town

    by ritashor Updated Apr 6, 2011

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    The Old town of Rhodes is a beautiful place with shops, cafés, narrow streets all crowded with tourists day and night, especially in the summer time. We were there in the paek season (August) but didn't mind at all the huge crowds.
    While walking around in the evening we enterd a nice taverna that made us a huge "glass" of coctail- about 1.5 liters which was very refreshing and they also do a very nice thing- when you come they ask you from what country you are and in the coctail there is a flag of your country- very very nice.
    The coctail cost us 25 Euro for two...not cheap but worth it just for the fun.

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  • Lindos

    by marilynatsthelens Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Visit Lindos - so much to see and do here.
    Breathtaking.
    Beaches, several, busy and tranquil.
    Beautiful views.
    Ancient acropolis, lots of archaeology.
    Village is unique, whole village has been declared a monument.
    Lindos taxi service - donkeys!
    Too many things to mention for this place - indescribable.
    Try to buy the book "This Way To Paradise - Dancing OnThe Tables" by Willard Manus (can buy it in Lindos Laundry which is in the heart of the village) - great read, about Lindos from 1950s onwards.

    Address: Lindos, Rhodes, Greece.

    Directions: On Mediterranean coast of island.

    Lindos Bay Lindos Beach & Tavernas Lindos Village Street & Lindos Taxi Lindos Village House Lindos Old Captains House
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    • Beaches
    • Archeology
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  • Boat Trip

    by marilynatsthelens Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Take the Glass Bottom Boat trip from Pefkos to Lindos.
    Won't tell you why this is special - trust me! If I tell you why it might spoil it.
    This trip is a must-do, not-to-be-missed.
    Take your swimming gear, lots of sun lotion, camera.

    Directions: Follow the signs to where you board, signed from main village street. Directions are down road that leads to Amphitriti Hotel, pass this hotel & follow signs.

    Glass Bottom Boat Trip Swimstop Glass Bottom Boat Trip view Glass Bottom Boat Trip view 2 St Pauls Bay Lindos from Glass Bottom Boat
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  • Mike’s Sweets

    by dimilag Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It is THE name for hand made ice cream and sweets in the town of Rhodos. Its secret isn’t only the quality of the ingredients that he uses but also to the friendly staff, the clean shop and the nice atmosphere of its pastry shop. Michalis Konstantinou, well known as Mike, has a continiusly growing reputation between the tourists like us, famous or not.

    Address: 108 Georgiou Seferi St, Town of Rhodos, Rhodes Is

    Phone: 0030 22410 66510-60075

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    Ippoton

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ippoton or as others say The Knights' Street is the primary target of all tourists visiting the town of Rhodes. That is why it is almost impossible to take a picture of Ippoton without anyone standing right in front of your camera.

    There's not much I'll say about the place - just because my VT Colleagues have already said everything about it ;-) I can only say that despite the noisy crowds the street is still very special, it still holds its unique atmosphere and is definetely a must-see. I recommend that you try and enter one of the gates along your way. If you're lucky, you'll be able to admire beautiful patio gardens arranged by present owners of the ancient buildings.

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    The Colossus

    by SirRichard Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are no remains of this huge famous monument, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
    So U can believe it or not, but tales say it was placed at the entrance of the harbour, each feet at the place where now stand these columns you can see in the pic.

    Me & the columns

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    Rhodes old town

    by SirRichard Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The main attraction of Rhodes capital is the old town, surrounded by walls . There are 3 parts:
    - Hora (turkish quartier) where most of the shops are. Near the harbour.
    - Kollakio (knights' quartier), up the hill. Here U have the wonderful Palace of the Grand Masters.
    - Jewish quartier, residential, nice buildings. At the east side.

    one of the busy streets of the Hora

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    The Medieval City of Rhodes

    by stevemt Written Mar 19, 2011

    This is a must see/walk around. Very very interesting although it is a very touristy area with many tourist shops.

    However you can still see much of the old life here, modern has not taken over compleatly.

    Directions: Stands out

    Website: http://www.faliraki-info.com/rhodes/old-town.htm

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    • Castles and Palaces
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    Lady of the Castle Cathedral (Panagia tou Kastrou)

    by stevemt Written Mar 19, 2011

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    This church is one of the major tourist attractions in Rhodes, and rightly so.

    The church dating from 11 & 12th centuries has wonderful fresco's and Icons.

    The building itself is not bad either.

    Well worth the visit

    Directions: Easily found down by the harbour.

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    • Arts and Culture
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    Driving on Rhodes (the Island lol)

    by Myfanwe Updated Oct 31, 2010

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    We hired a car for a couple of days & had a wail of a time exploring the Island. Even though driving here is on the opposite side of the road from the UK, the Island has very good quality roads. Gareth did the driving and said the mountain roads have been improved greatly over the years. If you're driving to Lindos, be sure to get there early before the coach parties. If planning on driving to Rhodes town, I would give up on the idea and catch a bus, take a taxi or you can even take a ferry boat from some of the major resorts. The traffic in Rhodes Town is horrendous and we were told by a local cafe owner that the charges for parking are extortionate.

    When driving around the mountainous regions keep an eye out for Goats in the road, they don't seem to have much road sense!!

    The Roads of Rhodes The Roads of Rhodes Watch out for the Goats Goats crossing!
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    Ancient Kamiros

    by Myfanwe Updated Oct 31, 2010

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    Archaelogical evidence suggests that there was a Minoan settlement at Kamiros - legend goes further to say that the Grandson of King Minos of Crete was the founder and that a son of Hercules lived here. It was re-built as a Hellenistic City after a violent earthquake in 226BC but was abandoned and forgotten after another earthquake in AD142. Fortunately the layout has remained intact. Extensive excavations have exposed the foundations of Ancient Kamiros to show row after row of Hellenistic houses, a modest Acropolis, public baths and right up on the hill, the Temple to Athena. As well as the great historic remains at Kamiros, the views from the top of the settlement are out of this world with the beautiful rolling hills all around you, dropping down to the beautiful western coastline.

    Open Tues- Sun
    08:00-19:00 Summer
    09:00-15:00 Winter

    Directions: Ancient Kamiros is signposted from the moders town of Kamiros.

    Kamiros Kamiros Kamiros Kamiros Starred Agama Lizard at Kamiros
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    The Wine Factory

    by Myfanwe Written Oct 31, 2010

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    The Emery wine factory is situated in the prosperous village of Embonas. Here you can taste the wines before you buy & I can vouch that the wine from this region is very nice indeed.

    The Wine factory is open to visitors Mon - Sat 09:00-15:20.

    The Wine Factory The Wine Factory The Wine Factory
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    Panagia Tsambika

    by sandysmith Updated Oct 28, 2010

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    Whilst sunning youself on a sunbed at Tsambika you may notice a tiny white building atop the hill on the left hand side of the bay (as you face the sea). This is Tsambika monastery, sometimes also known as Kyra. If you want to visit it or admire the tremendous views there must be from the top of the cone-shaped hill, then then you have to navigate a concrete road that twist and turns steeply up from the main road. The rest of the journey has to be made on foot - 307 stony stairs I'm told - now you know why I stayed on the beach! The monastery itself is tiny but has a reputation for helping women conceive - on its festa day barren women climb on their knees up here to pray for children and when the happy event occurs the child is often called Tamsin or something similar.

    Oct 2006 having a car hire I was half tempted to do the climb - we got up the road where the walk started but then felt the heat and the temptation to head back to th beach was just too much. First though we had a drink at the panoramic restaurant here - the view over the bay was wonderful (pic 1) and was surprised to see somepeople hiking up from the bay below!

    panoramic view from Tsambika monastery atop Tsambika

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