Black-eared Wheatears

Apolakkia biotope

Nearby the village of Apolakkia, a biotope was artificially formed as a result of the construction of a watering dam in 1987 for irrigation. The lake that was formed gradually turned into…

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Lardos beach

Lardos beach is a Blue Flag awarded beach, situated on southern end of Pefkos bay, at about 3 km from the village of Lardos and 57 km from Rhodes town center. The beach…

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New Rhodes Marina

Nea Marina Rhodes

Update 16.12.15: The Nea Marina Rhodes is now open. Update 27.09.11: Work is picking up at the Nea Marina site. According to Mr. Strikos, representative of the company Marines A.E., the new…

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Christmas in Rhodes

Have a wonderful experience of Christmas in Rhodes. This beautiful island welcomes tourists from all over the world and lets them experience an unforgettable experience of their lives. The picturesque beauty, amazing…

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Folding kayaks

Kayaks were invented in the high Arctic thousands of years ago. They’re one of the oldest boat designs still in use; originally they were made of animal skins stretched over frames made…

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Sand games

If you have children, playing with the sand on a sandy beach (Tsambika, Agathi and Faliraki just to name few) can be fun and a creative way to spend some time with…

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August 15: Religious holiday is the perfect excuse for Greece to throw a grand party

Religious festivals and saints’ days in Greece are always a big deal. They bring families together – the younger members of which are often named after their elder relatives – reinforce the bonds of local communities, resuscitate age-old traditions and buttress the people’s faith. They can also serve as excellent occasions for matchmaking and even for settling old scores – many a local festival degenerates into a brawl that is later settled amicably over food and even more wine. Every saint is revered, but none as gloriously as the Virgin Mary, or Panaghia (All-Saintly), is on August 15, the biggest religious event in Greece after Easter and Christmas, a national holiday that is observed by the civil service and private sector.
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Pefkos

Pefkos – or Pefki – is a popular resort, just outside Lindos (4km), along the beautiful south-east coast of Rhodes. It’s name is derived from the abunance of pine trees sourounding the…

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Monastery of Kalopetra

Surrounded by the stunning physical scenery of an unspoiled pine forrest, built in 1780 on a mountain slope above the valley of Butterflies, lies the monastery of Panagià Kalopetra (the Virgin of…

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Kritinia

Kritinia (Κρητηνία) located in the southern part of the island, at a distance of about 50 km from the capital city of Rhodes. It is a small picturesque village (pop. 650) with…

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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…

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