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Rhodes: what’s in the name

Rhodes: what’s in the name

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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 are a lot of roses on the island and the ...

Greece is the word

Apr 20th, 2008 Posted in News | Read the full story

"I left my filahta (talisman) behind in the hotel room. Laugh if you will, but on an ancient island, named after Rhodes, the all-powerful sea god's daughter, the prudent follow custom. I had a tip from a friendly taxi driver about the best Greek salad (horiatiki) in the Old City. ...