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One of the most popular and world famous resorts, Rhodes has won love of vacationers due to its picturesque landscapes, the gentle sun and fascinating coastline. Here you will find luxury hotels, in which rest celebrities and nobles, and really solitary hotels, located in remote bays. In short, it’s a good place for recreation and entertainment that suits every taste and budget.
One of the most famous and much preferred restaurants of Rhodes is the Capricci eating house attracting true Italian cuisine fans every day. This marvelous family run restaurant serves … Open
Rich historical heritage is one of attractive features of the resort. Here have remained numerous monuments, each of which is unique and unforgettable. The main part of the attractions is located in the so-called Medieval town. Chora district is the location of several mosques, churches and homes. The most famous structures are Suleiman Mosque, Church of Chora Mother of God, the mosque of Sultan Mustafa, Muslim Library, St. George's Church, Church of Our Lady of Chora, and Church of St Paraskeva-Friday. If you decide to relax on the island during the warm season, you will be able to visit theater performances, which are conducted in one of the oldest theaters under the open sky. Shopping fans will also find entertainments in the old city. Visit Sokratus Street and you will find best gift shops and antique stores on the island. Art lovers should definitely visit the local Art Gallery, which exhibits collections of works of medieval and modern masters. You simply cannot fail to visit Archaeological Museum, which exhibits a magnificent statue of Aphrodite, as well as beautiful decorations and ritual accessories.
A trip to the Valley of Butterflies will become the most unusual and romantic excursion. The valley is also considered the most beautiful place of the island. Rich vegetation, a small river and numerous beautiful flying creatures – this is a true paradise on Earth that you will not want to leave. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Rhodes is an established place for holding of globally known festivals attracting annually thousands of tourists from all over the world to the resort. One of the most original holidays is … Open
One of the main historical symbols of the island is a beautiful Rhodian fortress. It was built in the 13th century. The archaeological studies have shown that it was built on the site of a ruined ancient acropolis. In the medieval time, this fortress was considered one of the most impregnable in the world. The length of the surrounding stone wall was about 4 km. It was a large-scale complex of dozens of buildings with different intended uses and has survived only partially. However, it is capable of leaving deep impressions with visitors.
An important part of the medieval defensive system of Rhodes is the fort of St. Nicholas built in the 15th century and located on a tip of a rock breakwater. Since its foundation, the fort has been rebuilt numerous times, this allowed the historic building to be perfectly preserved to the present day. Now, it is available for guided tours. You can see an operational lighthouse and structures, whose age is more than 500 years.
The island of Rhodes is of great interest for touring and excursions fans as well as for historical sites exploration admirers. One of the main symbols of the scenic island is still the … Open
Some important archaeological areas exist on the island. The ancient city of Kamiros is one of the most interesting in this regard. It reached the prime of its existence in the 5th century BC. The major trading city flourished more than 800 years. In the 3rd century, a strong earthquake struck the island of Rhodes. As a result, most buildings were completely destroyed. Now, only the fragments of the foundations of ancient buildings, constructed over 2000 years ago, are available to visitors.
Rhodes Mount Filerimos is a wonderful place for long walks and sightseeing tours. Unique antique monuments and religious buildings adorn its top. Here, you'll see the ruins of ancient Greek temples dedicated to Athena and Zeus, and admire beautiful Christian cathedrals that were built in the late medieval period. The preserved monastery of the Mother of God with its miraculous icons is located there, as well. The monastery was founded in the 16th century. The top of the mountain opens a wonderful view of the nearby cities.
The island of Rhodes will turn to a perfect place for a family vacation. Visiting the island will turn of great pleasure to active leisure enthusiasts. Apart from scenic beaches and … Open
The most beautiful place on the island is Rodini Park, located in its very center. According to historical data, the park was founded in Roman times. Ancient aqueducts have survived on its territory, and the main value is represented by centuries-old trees.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Rodos
♥   Castle 'Lindos Castle' Acropolis of Lindos, 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kastellos' Kritinia, 22.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Monolithos Castle' Monolithos, 29.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortifications of Rhodes' Rhodes, 30.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes' Rhodes, 31.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Rodos and around
♥   Art museum 'Archaeological Museum of Rhodes' Rhodes, 31.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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The Colossus of Rhodes

From the series “Seven Wonders of the World”
A few years ago, unique designs for restoration of an antique statue were presented to the world. In 2008, the most interesting project of the lighting installation was shown. In 2015, a group of engineers decided to erect a 150 meters high monument. According to the organizers of the project, a leisure complex will be located inside a huge statue. There's another interesting fact about the history of this ancient statue. It's suggested that one of the most famous sculptures of today, the Statue of Liberty, was created in the image of the Colossus of Rhodes. … Read further
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