RHODES The dearly beloved nymph of God "Helios (which means Sun in Greek) with its diamond shape and glamour is the largest in size island of the Dodecanese (1.412 sq. km).


37% of the island is covered with rich forests and natural water fountains, like the ones in the valley with the Butterflies and the Seven Fountains.

 

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Shopping in Rhodes

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Walking on the narrow streets of Rhodes, the term "popular art" will definitely stir your interest. This term acquires a different significance on this island, which combines jewels and decorative objects with an exceptional way. The jewels made of gold and silver are decorated with semi-precious stones, while the beautiful ceramic and decorative objects from fussed glass distinguish for their originality.

Splendid hand-made jewels that combine silver, gold, semi-precious stones, laces and skin, a variety of elegant accessories handcrafted from known designers and trendy casual clothes in windows will pull your look. Clothes that bring famous signatures, challenge you to renew your wardrobe.

Based on these criteria and taking into consideration the shops that appeared to distinguish we recommend them to you, so that you can be reassured to visit them.

The travel guide Greek-tourism will help you to choose the best shops for your purchases and will inform you about the shops that will take care of you and guarantee good quality for the best price. You will leave so pleased that you will recommend the island to your friends and prompt them to visit it. You see this travel guide does not function altruistic, but considers you on the one hand and the island that we so love on the other.

 

Excursions in Rhodes

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Your Rhodes exploration at the beloved island of the Sun starts from the "Cape of Sand" the most northern part of the island, with organized golden sandy beaches with the similar umbrellas spread through out its length decorating it discretely.

Characteristic of this area is the hydro biological plant of the island, where the Aquarium is accommodated with unique samples of Mediterranean organisms.

At the northeastern side of the islands, the windmills, signs of the middle Ages, come in contradiction with the first cosmopolitan beach and the casino of the Grand Hotel Astir Palace.

Luxurious hotels at the North East side of the island offer to its visitor's unique comforts. But the infamous Small and Large hotel of Rhodes have nothing to be jealous about (even though they were built at 1924 and 1930 accordingly) this is also where the statue of Aphrodite emerged from the sea.

The eastern side accommodates cultural and administrative buildings such as the old Muslim cemetery and the Circular Mausoleum were the sarcophagus of MOURAT REIS is saved, with additional items of Gothic, Venetian and Arabic items, from Italian architects.

The National Theatre, the Municipality, the Archbishopry the Cathedral of Evangelism with the extravagant bell tower, decorate the main square of this area.
At the end of the pier at the entrance of the port the two symbols of the island are standing the deer and doe from where the little boats and the dolphins depart for their daily cruises and transport people to the nearby island.

The heart of the modern city beats at the covered heptagon Market of Turkish Rhythm that is surrounded by a garden of exquisite beauty. The graphic historical description in combination with the rich sounds and plentitude of colors the "Sounds and Lights" unravels the history like a story to the audience. The sights of the green nymph of the Sun Helios (Sun) but they don't stop at the Medieval buildings, the Gates of the Knights and the Historical Castles.

The magnitude of a civilization thousands of years old will be completed by a stroll at the city that exists outside of the walls, crossing the evergreen alleys and the blooming roads with the catholic churches, that will lead you to the western sandy beach of the island.

At Ialysos the visitor has the chance to take a swim at the windless beach with the large white pebbles that are very carefully scattered throughout the sand.

Continuing on the coastal road, the city of Faliraki makes its appearance, one of the most spectacular resorts, with clean shallow waters and intense nightlife. On your return to the city you come across the city of Kallithea, the magnificent village with healing springs and its beaches, which are a combination of rock and sand.

Following another route and heading towards Lindos and justify of Faliraki there is a beach of Ladiko that is separated in two small beaches. Further south the visitors come to the village of Afantos, which is very elaborately hidden, in order in the past to be protected from the pirates, with its cosmopolitan sandy beach of its gulf.

As you continue you reach the very green valley of the Seven Springs with running waters, part of which end at a small lake through a tunnel that runs 186 meters long. The journey that does not end there, reaches at Kolimbia, with its two small gulfs, the Archangelos with its historical sights and Malona with its built ovens and the newly built Haraki with its pebbly beach and the sandy beach of Pefkes.

It would be wise not to forget to take a visit to Lindos (a pre -Hellenic name for "the rock"), city-country with its important historical Acropolis (dimension 8.300 sq) construction of which started from the Neolithic era, with additions and reconstructions up to the Byzantine era. Small but with vast beauty are the small villages that surround Lindos.


Starting from the Kiotari with its unique Shooting and Moving target range, Genidi with its sandy gulfs for lonely swimmers, the mountainous Vati, Profilla, Apolakia, and Lahania with the ancient windmills, the tiled roofed houses and monasteries.

Your travel and acquaintance with the island come to an end at an unbelievable phenomenon of a sandy beach that runs 2klm long, which connects the island with the rocky island of Prasonisos, a paradise point for hundreds of swimmers and surfers that are spread in the two well formed gulfs.

 

Diving in Rhodes

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The scuba-diving and diving centers, is one more subjective issue that greek-tourism will broach, particularly provided that we know we are addressed to readers with very different origin and different habits.

In Rhodes there are remarkable diving centers. But which are the criteria for choosing the right diving center? Certainly the surrounding space, the reception, the quality and the price. In diving centers, they also use spacious speed boats and it is possible to do two dives every day to different spots around the island, where marvellous reefs are located. The non-divers guided by experienced instructors have the opportunity to take an introductory scuba-diving lesson and be taken for their first dive off the beach to a rocky reef where friendly fish and marine life awaits them.

We are choosing the best of diving centers, having in mind those criterias as well as what the locals and the visitors told as, without leaving out our opinion about the diving centers that we think the most of, and we recommend without a doubt that you should visite them.

The tourist guide greek-tourism will inform you about the diving centers from which you'll leave so satisfied that you will recommend Rhodes to all your friends and move them to visit  as. You see this guide is thinking about you as much as the island we all love.

 

Sightseeing in Rhodes

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Rhodes Medieval city rises like "a country within a country" right in the center of cosmopolitan Rhodes town offering an endless source of sightseeing.

Majestic Towers and very high walls give you the impression of a large castle from the time of Knighthood, that come in contrast with the Minarets that remind you of the passing of the Turks from the island.

The palace of the Grand Magistros, decorated with statues from the 2nd and 1st B.C., mosaics from Kos and wooden carvings that with the intervention from the Italians later on, changes to a glamorous and artful building/ construction and leads its visitor to another dreamlike era.

At the square of Simi, the reconstructed building that accommodates the National Art Gallery of the island. Works of painters, sculptures and carvers of the 20th century are exhibited. The temple of immaculate non-comparative beauty-the temple of Afrodite, decorates the square. The Italians once again come to leave their tracks, placing behind the temple, an old Christian Baptist church built on the 5th - 6th century from fire proof rock.

Following the pebbly roads and passing by the Medieval buildings, with imposing gates and alleys, you discover that this city with the modern shopping malls, is living simultaneously in two different eras, leaving the visitor speechless and full of admiration in an endless journey in time.

 

Activities in Rhodes

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Sports in Rhodes, fun and games, entertainment , wind surfing, scuba diving, water skiing, walking tours and more in the island of Rhodes.

The tourist guide greek-tourism informs you about the restaurants, activities, lodgings, hotels and businesses that from which you'll be satisfied and recommend Rhodes to all your friends enticing them to visit. We are choosing the best restaurants, lodgings, hotels and businesses bearing in mind these criteria as well as what the locals and the Internet visitors told us excluding our opinion for those hotels that we think the most of, and we recommend without doubt that you should visit them. In Rhodes you should absolutely visit :

 

History of Rhodes

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History of Rhodes
Rhodes or else Heliousa is an island rich with myths and restless history. Ruler of all the islands of the Aegean Sea for a very long period of time.

Its continuously growing economy from commerce (with a monopoly in the Mediterranean Sea and the Euxine Pontos Sea) and its connection with the whole world, had led, some of the largest cities such as Lindos- and Ialyssos to create their own currency during the 6th century B.C. in order to make the transactions with the island easier.

From 491 B.C. during the revolting of the Ionian cities and for a long period of time the Persians tried to conquer it: without managing it.

During the Median wars, Rhodes joined with the A΄ Athenian alliance (478-477 B.C.) and participated also with the B΄ Athenian Alliance (377 B.C.), which was dissolved after the Alliance war. In the middle of 4th century B.C. a new force was present in the Greek area. A new power, the Macedonians, originally ruled by Phillip the 2nd and later by Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.).

After his death the Greek cities started reacting, so thus Rhodes managed to overthrow the Macedonian Rule. They denied alliances and they tried with an independent politic to maintain the normal flow of commerce and shipping of the island. At 305 B.C., Dimitrios the conqueror attacks Rhodes, conquering it for a year. The Rhodians resist with Existero in charge and win the rival fleet. Finally they came to an agreement making . This made Rhodes stronger amongst the strongest of that time. After the massive natural disasters that almost fully destroyed the island, comes the Roman Empire to undergrade her to a Roman suburb and later to include her to the Eastern Roman empire.

During the Middle Ages and after the 4th Crusade, the islands fell under the reign of the Unitians . except for Rhodes, which was declared independent. The island does not stay in this condition for long; it is conquered by Genoaites and later falls in the hands of "Knights of Rhodes". The Knights petalion rules the island for 213 years, when it falls under the Ottoman reign, with a lot of outrageous incidents taking place.

After the Balkan wars the Rhodians fell under the rule of Italians but after the Treaty of Losanne (1912) the island had to surrender to the Turks.


After several public polls and protests, it was decided that the Dodecanese be handed over to Greece except from Rhodes, but at 1923 Italy became again the ruler of the Dodecanese. Later during 1943 after the arrest of Mussolini, Mandolio took over the government- and came to an agreement with the Allies. The Germans though captured Rhodes until 1945 when they retreated leaving it with a massive negative effects in its economy. The time had finally come for the island of the Sun God to return to the ones that it rightfully belongs to, the Greeks.

 

History of Rhodes

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History of Rhodes
Rhodes or else Heliousa is an island rich with myths and restless history. Ruler of all the islands of the Aegean Sea for a very long period of time.

Its continuously growing economy from commerce (with a monopoly in the Mediterranean Sea and the Euxine Pontos Sea) and its connection with the whole world, had led, some of the largest cities such as Lindos- and Ialyssos to create their own currency during the 6th century B.C. in order to make the transactions with the island easier.

From 491 B.C. during the revolting of the Ionian cities and for a long period of time the Persians tried to conquer it: without managing it.

During the Median wars, Rhodes joined with the A΄ Athenian alliance (478-477 B.C.) and participated also with the B΄ Athenian Alliance (377 B.C.), which was dissolved after the Alliance war. In the middle of 4th century B.C. a new force was present in the Greek area. A new power, the Macedonians, originally ruled by Phillip the 2nd and later by Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.).

After his death the Greek cities started reacting, so thus Rhodes managed to overthrow the Macedonian Rule. They denied alliances and they tried with an independent politic to maintain the normal flow of commerce and shipping of the island. At 305 B.C., Dimitrios the conqueror attacks Rhodes, conquering it for a year. The Rhodians resist with Existero in charge and win the rival fleet. Finally they came to an agreement making . This made Rhodes stronger amongst the strongest of that time. After the massive natural disasters that almost fully destroyed the island, comes the Roman Empire to undergrade her to a Roman suburb and later to include her to the Eastern Roman empire.

During the Middle Ages and after the 4th Crusade, the islands fell under the reign of the Unitians . except for Rhodes, which was declared independent. The island does not stay in this condition for long; it is conquered by Genoaites and later falls in the hands of "Knights of Rhodes". The Knights petalion rules the island for 213 years, when it falls under the Ottoman reign, with a lot of outrageous incidents taking place.

After the Balkan wars the Rhodians fell under the rule of Italians but after the Treaty of Losanne (1912) the island had to surrender to the Turks.


After several public polls and protests, it was decided that the Dodecanese be handed over to Greece except from Rhodes, but at 1923 Italy became again the ruler of the Dodecanese. Later during 1943 after the arrest of Mussolini, Mandolio took over the government- and came to an agreement with the Allies. The Germans though captured Rhodes until 1945 when they retreated leaving it with a massive negative effects in its economy. The time had finally come for the island of the Sun God to return to the ones that it rightfully belongs to, the Greeks.

 

Information about Rhodes

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RHODES The dearly beloved nymph of God "Helios (which means Sun in Greek) with its diamond shape and glamour is the largest in size island of the Dodecanese (1.412 sq. km). Heliousa, rich with myths and restless history is surrounded by small islands and rocky un-inhabited islands that are shyly trying to steal from her beauty.

37% of the island is covered with rich forests and natural water fountains, like the ones in the valley with the Butterflies and the Seven Fountains.

Its excellent road network, together with the sea and air transportation, will lead you to uncountable sightseeing and to beautiful and unique beaches of the island.

The sport lovers will find here a paradise on earth for activities such as swimming, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing.

 

Weddings in Rhodes

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Weddings in Rhodes and wedding packages

Rhodes island (also known as Rhodos, Rodos) is the perfect place to start your new life with your beloved. Whether you are interested in a civil wedding, catholic wedding or orthodox wedding our guide will be happy to provide all the information needed to organize the ceremony of your dreams in the beautiful island of Rhodes.

The natural beauty, the glamour, the breathtaking sunsets, the romantic atmosphere and the deep blue sea are just some of the reasons that couples around the world choose Rhodes for the happiest days of their lives, which is marriage day and honeymoon.

All our coordinators will satisfy your every wish in a professional and timely, yet never hurried way through a large variety of wedding packages. From the accommodation of you and your guests in hotels or resorts of your choice, all legal documentation, wedding ceremony, reception, even the photographer. Because your wedding day deserves the best ...

 

Information about Rhodes

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RHODES The dearly beloved nymph of God "Helios (which means Sun in Greek) with its diamond shape and glamour is the largest in size island of the Dodecanese (1.412 sq. km). Heliousa, rich with myths and restless history is surrounded by small islands and rocky un-inhabited islands that are shyly trying to steal from her beauty.

37% of the island is covered with rich forests and natural water fountains, like the ones in the valley with the Butterflies and the Seven Fountains.

Its excellent road network, together with the sea and air transportation, will lead you to uncountable sightseeing and to beautiful and unique beaches of the island.

The sport lovers will find here a paradise on earth for activities such as swimming, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing.

 


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