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…

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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…

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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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Greek Culinary

Greek Gastronomy @ Bruxelles

If you are in Belgium and want to taste some of the Greek delicacies, SETE (Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises) together with the Greek National Tourism Organization and the Brussels Tourism Organization launched the initiative gaStronomia…

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Clean Monday kite

Clean Monday on Rhodes

Clean (Ash) Monday is a public holiday in Greece. CNN iReport dedicates a page of how this holiday is celebrated in Rhodes. The reporter was impressed by a sky full of kites…

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