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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, ...


A short Rhodes guide (I)

A short Rhodes guide (I)

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Rhodes (also Rodos or Rhodos - Ρόδος in Greek - more about the name) is the largest island of the Dodecanese and the fourth largest in Greece. Let's start this short Rhodes guide by providing some geographical data. The island covers an area of 1.398 square meters and a population ...


Carnival in Rhodes

Carnival in Rhodes

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Carnival in Rhodes brings beads of assorted colors, outrageous costumes, garb and all out fun. The festivity culminates on last weekend of Apòkreo in the streets of the Medieval Town with street theatre, pantomime, juggling, sleight of hand tricks, stilt walking, comedie de l'Art and concerts are organized covering all ...


Earth Hour 2010

Mar 26th, 2010 Posted in News | Read the full story

Leading the way among world monuments agreeing to shut off decorative lights to demonstrate commitment to energy responsibility, the Acropolis will go dark for one hour at 8:30 pm local time on Saturday, March 27th to mark Earth Hour. Earth Hour will start in Greece and then proceed across the ...


Rhodes boutique hotels

Jun 30th, 2009 Posted in News | Read the full story

Some of the Greece's best boutique accommodation can be found on the island of Rhodes and particularly inside the walls of the Medieval Town. According to the local tourist board there is an increase of the boutique hotels and resorts offerings on the island that are ideal for people searching ...


2009 season celebrations

Dec 27th, 2008 Posted in News | Read the full story

A number of important celebrations are been prepared to take place on the island in 2009. The Rhodian Tourism Promotion (PROTOUR) and the Municipality of Rhodes The Rhodes are inviting the holidaymakers to join in the events. Next year will mark 700 years since the founding of Rhodes medieval town, one ...


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 ...


Queen Sofia of Spain in Rhodes

May 10th, 2008 Posted in News | Read the full story

Queen Sofia of Spain will be visiting the island of Rhodes on Friday, the 16th of May. Accompanied by the Greek minister of Culture the Queen will visit the Medieval Town and the Acropolis of Lindos. In the evening, she will preside at an act in the House of Spain ...


El Greco: a film about Domenico Theotokopoulos

El Greco: a film about Domenico Theotokopoulos

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The film's story begins in 1566 in his birth land, the island of Crete, under Venetian rule on those times. Domenico's father is a rebel fighting against his country's conquerors, while Domenico is already a known painter, enjoying the fame and success of his art. In his life and work ...