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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

Faliraki

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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