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Best things to do in Rhodes

Schloss
“The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, also known as the Kastello (Greek: Καστέλο, from Italian: Castello, "castle"), is a medieval castle in the city of Rhodes. It is one of the few examples of Gothic architecture in Greece. The site was previously a citadel of the Knights Hospitaller that functioned as a palace, headquarters, and fortress. ”
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Historische Stätte
“In der Antike stand dort eine Akropolis. Später ein Kloster des Johanniterordens.”
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Premise
“Since the antiquity the area of Kalithea (Καλλιθέα) was known for its thermal, therapeutic springs. In 1927, under the administration of Mario Lago, a systematic study of the waters was initiated headed by Gustavo Gasperini, his son Carlo and Enea Brunetti (who later became the of the director of Terme di Calitea). The study concluded that the water had a range of important properties and proposed the development of the area with the creation of a Thermal Spa Institution that would function in accordance to the stringiest health requirements of the time. Today Kalithea Springs is considered as one of the most distinctive landmarks on the island of Rhodes. Although the spa is no longer in operation, this fabulous building and unique architectural monument, surrounded by palms and pine trees, has been recently restored, converted to dinning and cafe facilities. ”
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Establishment
“ Man kann durch den dunklen Tunnel gehen, in dem das Quellwasser zusammenfließt und watet dabei durch das kalte Wasser. ”
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History Museum
“Rhodes old Town is surrounded by the old city walls, the museum housed the hospital of the Knights of St John. ”
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Beach
“A very long sandy beach. Great for water sports. Water doesn't get deep till tens and tens of meters away from the coast. Lots of kiosk for food and drinks there too.”
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Historische Stätte
“ Overlooking the city from the west and situated on the city’s highest point is the Acropolis of Rhodes, which unlike other ancient acropoleis was not fortified. The monuments date from the Hellenistic and late Hellenistic periods (3rd to 2nd centuries BC) and include sanctuaries, public buildings, temples and underground places of worship. The layout of the ancient acropolis first came to light with excavations carried out by the Italian School of Archaeology at Athens during the Italian occupation of the island (1912-1943). Further discoveries have since been made on archaeological digs under the auspices of the Greek Archaeological Service, which have provided important information on the site’s history and topography. Today these excavations continue over an area of 3 acres with the aim of uncovering the whole site of the acropolis of the splendid ancient city of Rhodes. Preserved within the beautifully landscaped and verdant archaeological park is the Hellenistic stadium from the 3rd century BC. Here athletic competitions were staged as part of the Haleion Games, an important celebration held by the ancient Rhodians in honour of the god Helios. Right next to the stadium is the small restored marble theatre, where in antiquity and today musical performances are given. In a dominant position at the summit of the hill is the Temple of Pythian Apollo, the city’s guardian. Reconstruction of the temple was begun by the Italians and then continued by the Greek Archaeological Service after the end of World War II to repair the damage caused by bombs and the weight of artillery emplaced there. Further restoration work was started in 1996. In the centre of the extensive Rhodian necropolis are the tombs of Saint John (oi tafoi tou Agiou Ioannou). The most important of these are the large corner funerary complex with tombs featuring vaulted masonry tombs, the cluster of yet more tombs of vaulted stonework crowned by a monument with triglyphs and metopes and the tomb carved into the rock that includes a monumental gateway. Of greatest interest is the underground quarry where burial chambers were dug into the sides of the tunnels.”
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Meze Restaurant
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“Traditional Greek Meze restaurant, Very beautiful decor, typical of the dodecanese, the Koukos is located in a very pleasant pedestrian street and offers many mezze”
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Andere tolle Restaurants mit Sitzmöglichkeiten im Freien
“The Butterfly Valley is located in the northern part of the island, 26 km from the city of Rhodes and 6 km from its west coast. From Kritinia is about 25 km. The Valley of Butterflies stands out for its exceptional natural beauty and of course its winged "inhabitants".It is located near the village of Theologos, on the northwest side of the island, and is one of the rare habitats of Europe. The area is the summer shelter of the butterfly of Rhodes called Petalouda or Quadripunctaria or Panaxia Quadripunctaria. In the area thrives a rare kind of plane tree that favors the attraction of butterflies, as a substance in its crust acts like a magnet. Visit the Natural History Museum to admire the butterfly hatchery showcase as well as samples of the flora and fauna of this unique habitat. ”
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Beach
“Anthony Quinn Bay takes its name from the renowned Hollywood actor. Quinn owned a sizable property in the area after the filming of Guns of Navarone. Diving and snorkeling out of the bay are possibilities in addition to just renting a sun bed and umbrella for the day. The beach was originally named Vagies, but it was renamed after the filming. Tips - Expect crowds in high season. - There is a mini bar with beers and sandwiches here, paid umbrellas and sunbeds. - Anthony Quinn Beach is near Faliraki and Afandou beaches as well.”
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Beach
“Elli is the closest beach to Rhodes town located between the area of Mandraki the Rhodes aquarium. It is one of the most popular beaches on Dodecanese and according to Lawrence Durell it is the most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean. Elli beach offers you all the amenities to enjoy a fine day in the sun. It is organized, full with colorful umbrellas and rented sundecks, beachfront taverns and comfortable restaurants as well as lovely hotels with safe pools to play the children while you enjoy a drink. Source: www.greeka.com”
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Andere tolle Restaurants mit Sitzmöglichkeiten im Freien
“Weil sich dort Tausende Schmetterlinge versammeln. Im Park ist es angenehm kühl. Man kann dort schön spazieren gehen. ”
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Lounge
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“The perfect place if you fancy a great and imaginative cocktail, right at the heart of the city.”
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Historische Stätte
“Rent a car for the day and go to Lindos to visit the castle, the acropolis, the white town... ... and swim in Saint-Paul's bay before eating at the Taverno located on the left side of the bay or at Tambakio (italian food) located on the right side near the church.”
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Hafen / Marina
“Mandraki Harbor was once the military port for ancient Rhodes. Today the mouth of the harbor contains male and female deer statues, but in historical times, chains would close off the area. Today, the harbor is home to million-dollar yachts and small boats that take travelers to other nearby islands and some of the beaches in Rhodes.”
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Amusement Park
“For those who love the water and the fun. Perfect for all the family. Many games, watersildes, area with games for children and a lot of snack bars.”
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