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The Knights of Rhodes

The Knights of Rhodes

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In 1309 a Genoese adventurer, to whom the Byzantine emperor had given Rhodes as a feudal property, or fief, sold the island to the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, who then quickly spread their control across the islands of the Dodecanese (with the exception of Astypalea, ...


Church of Panagia in Lindos

Church of Panagia in Lindos

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Situated on the left of the road heading up to the Acropolis at Lindos, just a couple of minutes of walk from the main square into the labyrinth of Lindos alleys, the church of Panagia (Our Lady)¹ is an enchanting sight and an obligatory stop for all visitors. Surrounded by ...


Filerimos

Filerimos

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Mt. Filerimos (Philerimos, Φιλέρημος), just outside the capital Rhodes (15km), is a hill 267m. high, overlooking the small town of Ialyssos and the bay of Ixia and Trianda. From its top you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Aegean with turquoise waters near the shore and deep blue as ...


A wander around Symi

A wander around Symi

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Although Symi Town or Yialos is a small, compact place, it boasts a number of interesting buildings, statues and sights, many of which contain or are set amongst wonderful examples of hokhlaki (pebble mosaic) floors and courtyards. After disembarking from the ferry, the itinerary for the day trip included visits to ...


Archeological sites on Rhodes

Archeological sites on Rhodes

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Like almost every part of Greece, the island has a number of important archeological sites, evidence of a history of over three thousand years. Excavations bring every year to the light new foundings. It is common in Greece for a church or an important building to be situated over the ...


Palace of the Grand Masters

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The Palace is a magnificent, imposing building, located in the heart of the Medieval Town of Rhodes. It was first built by the Knights of St. John that ruled the island from 1309 to 1522, on the site of a 7th century Byzantine fortress. The fortress was used as ...