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Κυριακή, 20 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Rhodes Travel Guide

Rhodes is the largest island and capital of the Dodecanese islands complex. The Dodecanese or Dodecanisos is the name of the island complex in the north eastern Aegean. They are situated between the islands of Crete, the Cyclades, lkarias, Samos and the Asia Minor seaboard.

Archaeological sites, museums and historic monuments

Acropolis of Lindos
Lindos is for most visitors the most impressive archaeological site on Rhodes. Here the dramatic natural landscape is enhanced by the picturesque quality of the more modern town. You will find the most important archaeological monuments at the acropolis, but interesting ruins are scattered at various points within the town and just outside it as well.
Distance from Rhodes city: 55Km

Acropolis of Rhodes
The ancient acropolis of Rhodes stood on the hill now known as Monte Smith. Only few surviving remains exist to provide a faint idea of its original grandeur. Still, it is well worth a visit.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town

A two-storeyd building with flat roof and an arcade looking towards the road by the sea. The walls are built in the typical, local isodomic masonry. Very interesting is the structure of the interior, visible in the plans of the building.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town

Ancient Ialysos
The district of Ialysos encompasses the northern part of the island. It was inhabited in the prehistoric period. Remains of a Minoan settlement have been found at Trianda and Mycenaean cemeteries have been located on the surrounding hills of Makria Vounara and Moschou Vounara (1700-1400 BC).
Distance from Rhodes city: 13Km

Ancient Kamiros
On the north-western shore of Rhodes, close To the promontory of Agios Minas (the Ancient Mylantio) lies the third of The island's ancient cities - Kamiros.
Distance from Rhodes city: 40Km

Archaeological Musem
The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes is housed in the mediaeval building of the Hospital of the Knights. It is a twostorey building, with an internal courtyard, all four sides of which are lined with porticoes.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town

Elaphos & Elaphina
The hotel is on mount Prophetes Elias, near the Byzantine monastery with the same name. It comprises two buildings, a three-storeyed one, "Elaphos" and a two-storeyed one, "Elaphina", both with a basement and a high pitched, wooden roof. 
Distance from Rhodes city: 65Km

Governor's Palace
The former Governor's Palace, now used as the the Building of the Prefecture, It is one of the most considerable buildings construced on Rhodes during the Italian occupation of the island. It is a combination of many different architectural styles and its arrangement strongly resembles the Palace of the Duces in Venice.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town

Municipal Gallery
The Municipal Gallery of Rhodes today houses one of the most representative and authoritative collections of 20th-century Greek painting. Most of the painters who worked creatively during these nine decades are represented in this collection through some of their most characteristic works.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town

National Theatre
The National Theatre of Rhodes was built in 1937 by an unknown architect and was then called "Teatro Puccini". It was one of the most modern theatres of its era, suitable even for the performance of operas.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town

Rhodes Astike School
The building was constructed in 1874 and it is one of the first organized christian schools of Rhodes. It is a a continuation of the "Mutual Teaching School", founded by the metropolite of Rhodes, Paisios. The building was constructed on an older one, built in 1765.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town

Rhodes Old Town
When you approach the walls of the Old Town of Rhodes, you are about to enter the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe. It's a thrill to behold. Best to know one thing from the start about Old (Medieval) Town of Rhodes (Rhodos): It's not laid out on a grid -- not even close.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town

Rhodes Post Office
The building of the Post Office is located on the Liberty Square (Plateia Eleftherias) of the modern city of Rhodes. It is an excellent specimen of the Rennaisance Eclecticism and the "Finta Pietra" technology.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town

St. Catherine Hospice
The Hospice of St. Catherine was built in 1391-92, under grand master Heredia, by the Italian Domenico d'Allemagna, admiral of the Order of the Knights of St. John (Knights Hospitaller). The founder was an important personage, disposing of considerable means.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town

Rhodes Greece (Rhodos) beach guide.

Rhodes has been blessed with many, wonderful, long stretches of beach. The nortwestern side of the island, from Rhodes town and the cosmopolitan Ixia down to Mandriko and Skala Kameirou, has large beaches developed for tourism. On the Southeastern shore are the equally developed beaches at Kallithea, Afandou, Tsambika, Vlycha, Lindos, Lardos and Gennadi. On the rest of the island you will find many small sandy coves, almost hidden, such as Glyfada, Paliochora, Kopria, the small beaches of Monolithos down to Kamlamos, Kerameni Bay and the exotic beaches of Prasonisi. The west coast of Rhodes is subject to shore winds and can be rough, but is a windsurfer's paradise.
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Excursions, nature and places to visit on Rhodes Greece

Filerimos is situated near the village of Trianta, which stands on the same site as the Doric city of Ialysos, in ancient times. When the Dorians arrived around 1100 BC Ialysos became member of the alliance known as the Dorian Hextapolis. Archaeologists came across the necropolis of ancient Ialisos between Trianta and Filerimos.
Distance from Rhodes city: 8Km

Marine Aquarium
The Aquarium is located in the basement of the Hydro Biological Station and offers the visitors the chance to have a close up view of the marine life of the Eastern Mediterranean, providing the impression of being underwater.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town

Rodini park
Rodini Park was probably the first landscaped park in the world. It was still popular with the Romans some years later and they left a bit of an aqueduct here.
Distance from Rhodes city: In town

Seven Springs
Seven Springs is a cool, magical landscape, a real oasis even in the heat of high summer, swamped in greenery.
Distance from Rhodes city: 30Km

Tsambika Monastery
The road to Tsambika monastery turns off the main road, some meters before the road to Tsambika beach. The road leads half of the way up on the hill. From this point you will have to walk up the hill, following the 350 steps.
Distance from Rhodes city: 26Km

Valley of Butterflies
In the western side of the island of Rhodes, approximately five kilometers south east of the village of Theologos (or Tholos), lies the Valley of the Butterflies (Petaloudes). This is one of the most attractive destinations on the island.
Distance from Rhodes city: 27Km

Rhodes Greece Villages & Resorts

Some of he most beautiful sites of Rhodes are hidden in the mountain villages, far from the cosmopolitan settlements along the shore. The villages of Embonas, Kritinia, Profillia, Monolithos, Agios Isidoros, Laerma, Mesanagros, Arnitha, Siana, Psinthos, Salako and Agia Eleousa preserve the native color of the Rhodian countryside with old castles, churches and beautiful buildings. In small tavernas you will find traditional island dishes. In the old cellars of the mountain villages you will sample the same Rhodian wine which used to travel to all the shores of the southeasern Mediterranean.

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Sports and recreation

This is a list of all the places you can find various sports types, categorized by sports types. This is not a complete guide yet, but it does give you an idea of what sports are available and where. 

Bunjee jumping: Faliraki
Jet ski: Faliraki, Kolymbia (Kolympia), Tsambika (Tsampika)
Scuba diving: Kalithea (Kallithea)
Surfing: Prasonisi
Water ski: Faliraki
Windsurfing: Ixia, Prasonisi

Useful contacts

Emergency numbers:
 · Emergency Police: 100
 · Town of Rhodes Police: 22410 23849
 · Tourist Police: 22410 27423
 · Emergency Tourist Police: 177
 · Traffic Police: 22410 26480
 · Fire Department: 22410 23333
 · Emergency Fire Department: 199
 · Emergnecy Port Police: 108 

Town halls:
 · Rhodes: 22410 46200
 · Archangelos: 22440 22337, 22440 22506
 · Attavyros: 22460 41266
 · Afantou: 22410 53223
 · Ialysos: 22410 92698
 · Kalithea: 22410 87760-4
 · Kamiros: 22410 41474
 · Lindos: 22440 31227
 · South Rhodes: 22440 43243
 · Petaloudes: 22410 91998 Transportation:
Radio Taxi:
 · Rhodes: 22410 64712, 22410 64756, 22410 64790
 · Afantou: 22410 51777
 · Archangelos: 22440 24111
 · Gennadi: 22440 43313
 · Ialysos: 22410 92515
 · Kremasti: 22410 94528
 · Lindos: 22440 31466
 · Paradisi: 22410 81461
 · Faliraki: 22410 85444 
 · KTEL: 22410 24129
 · RODA: 22410 24129
There are regular bus connections between Rhodes town and most villages, resorts and other places of interest (KTEL), as well as in-town bus transportation (RODA). The terminal for KTEL busses in Rhodes town is at Mandraki. 

Emergency road services:
 · ELPA (Greek Automobile Association): 104
 · Express Service: 154
 · Hellas Service: 157
 · Interamerican: 168

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