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The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes

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The Colossus of Rhodes is one of the famous Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built between the years 292 and 280 BC, to commemorate the successful outcome of the war against the troops of Demetrios Poliorcetes (The Besieger), one of the epigones (epigoni) of Alexander the Great. ...


Windstar Cruises: 2011 voyages

Mar 30th, 2010 Posted in News | Read the full story

Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship wind powered fleet of luxury yachts that explore the world's most sought-after destinations, announced its 2011 and Winter 2012 season voyages. As expected the new itineraries include Rhodes as one of its ports of call. In particular, the new Holy Land voyages that concentrate ...


The Integration of the Dodecanese with Greece

The Integration of the Dodecanese with Greece

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March 7, 1948 marks a historic milestone for Rhodes and the rest of the Dodecanese islands. It is the day these islands, the last link in the chain of national integration and the establishment of the modern Greek state (Hellenic Democracy), became an integral part of Greece. Throughout their long history, ...


The Dodecanese islands

The Dodecanese islands

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The Dodecanese is complex of over 163 Aegean islands and islets, of which only 26 are inhabited, situated at the most eastern part of the Greek Archipelago, at the borders of Europe. You will find here a wonderful blend of architectural styles of eastern and western cultures. The islands have ...


Symi’s Past Life – A Chequered History

Symi’s Past Life – A Chequered History

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Symi, for all its tiny size, has always featured prominently in Greek history and mythology. The first documented inhabitants were the Carians, then the Leleges and after these the Phoenicians, fabled for their great seafaring prowess. The port of Niborios, 2km northwest of Yialos, was once a great commercial centre ...


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 ...


The Eastern Mediterranean during the 16th century

The Eastern Mediterranean during the 16th century

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During the later 16th century, great battles took place for mastery of the Mediterranean that was at the time the center of the economy and the civilization. A few decades before, the Ottomans had taken over Constantinople and what was left of the Byzantine (or Eastern Roman) empire. Under a ...


Sound and Light show

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In the Municipal Garden that surround the walls of the Medieval town takes place an entertaining and educational show. Combining the dramatic architectural setting with evocative lighting, projected images and stereophonic effects, this show is a kind of theatre without actors. It narrates the story of the unequal struggles between ...