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28th of October National Day of Greece

October 28 is a National holiday in Greece celebrating the ΟΧΙ (No) Day – the refusal of Greece in 1940 to accept the italian ultimatum advanced by Benito Mussolini, to allow the Italian fascist troops to enter the country and…

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Rhodes: what’s in the name

Ρόδος, Rodos, Rhodes, Rhodos, Rodi, Rodes: they’re all names of the same island – and its capital – in different languages. Many believe that the name originates from the Greek word rhodon (ρόδον)¹, translated to rose in English, as there…

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A wander around Symi

The first striking piece of architecture to see on the western quay is the clock tower, although none of the local guides I purchased even bothered to mention it. As my architectural knowledge is rather limited I won’t speculate as to its origin, but it is certainly a striking feature. Just adjacent to the tower is a statue of Poseidon, a relatively recent addition to the waterside, although it is now covered in ambergris and, unfortunately, the end of his triton has been broken off. The rather grand white-washed building to the front of here is no less than the HQ of the local police although I’m sure that it would have played a more important role in days past.
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Faliraki, Rhodes


Situated on the east coast of Rhodes, at about 14 km south of the capital, Faliraki is one of the island’s most developed beach resorts, renowned for its almost 4 km long stretch of wonderful sandy beach and its active…

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Relaxed Charms of Symi

Our neighbours across the balcony said, "You must see Symi; It's beautiful." Caroline and sailing don't mix, so I booked a solo ticket to see this enchanting island, just a couple of miles from the Turkish coast, a 2-hour sail north from Rhodes Town.
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Renting a holiday property in Rhodes

Self catering accommodation in Rhodes is very popular among the holidaymakers as it offers a large number of advantages. If you want to save money without sacrificing the quality then booking a holiday property will offer you the best of…

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