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The Greek Orthodox Easter

Easter (Pascha in Greek) is the most sacred and most dramatically celebrated religious feast in the context of the Greek Orthodox Church(1), full of rituals and customs, many of them originated long before the beginning of the Christian era. Those…

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The Knights of Rhodes preparing the defense against the Ottomans

The Knights of Rhodes

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…

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Lindos: Getting around

Lindos swarms with tourists in the summer months, all thronging to see this most picturesque of Rhodian villages. Lindos is set into a hillside and is flanked by several wonderful beaches, three harbours, the sublimely lovely St Paul’s Bay to its south, and the awe-inspiring Acropolis and Knights’ castle atop of the 350-foot-high crag that looks over the village and is visible for miles around. The alleyways teem with shops offering porcelain, woven rugs, leather, jewellery, pottery, lace, and paintings, their sun blinds forming a canopy over the alleys that keeps the searing summer sun out, but has the effect of creating the largest sauna in the world.
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Rhodes guide (part II)

The town of Rhodos is located at the most northern point of the island. Mandraki is the town’s old seaport, now mainly used as marina. In its entrance, you can admire the two sculpted deers that stand out and opposite…

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A short Rhodes guide (I)

Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese and the fourth largest in Greece. Covers an area of 1.398 square meters and a population of 112.447 of which 60.000 residents live in the city of Rodos and the rest in villages throughout the island. The island has 44 villages, the biggest is Archangelos. At almost 260 nautical miles away from the port of Piraeus has daily ferryboat connections with the mainland Greece. There are numerous flights every day connecting Rhodes with Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion in Crete and with some of the smaller neighboring islands. During the holiday season (usually April to October) there are plenty direct connections with the major European cities and a large number of charter flights.
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