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... village consisting of all white houses, commanding views of the aquamarine bay below. The Dorians established Lindos in 2000 BC. Inside the town there was a maze of alleys brimming with shops and cafés along cobbled stone streets. In the afternoon we strolled around the maze of cobbled streets of the walled city of Old Rhodes, with numerous cafes and shops, gorgeous little winding alleys and pebbled streets. We all really enjoyed the island of ...
... houses, commanding view of the aquamarine bay below. The Dorians established Lindos in 2000 BC. Inside the village was a maze of alleys brimming with cafes & shops along a labyrinth maze of cobbled stoned streets & donkeys rides. In the afternoon when we got back to the port, strolled through the walled town of Old Rhodes again meandering through winding alleys, cobblestone streets. Had a wonderful day seeing the sights, soaking up the ...
My only frame of reference for Rhodes has always been the Colossus, the giant statue dedicated to Helios, god of the sun, that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Of course, Colossus is long gone, destroyed during a massive earthquake in 226 BC. It stood almost 100 feet tall, but only for just a bit more than six decades.
Unfortunately, archeologists can't restore it because most of the debris ...
Rhodes is the most important island in the group known as the Dodecanese or South Sporades. It is also the most easterly island of the Aegean Sea.
In Greek mythology, Rhodes was created by the sun god and a sea nymph. According to Homer, the first inhabitants were Dorian Greeks. A fortress was built and the city of Rhodes was founded. A huge bronze sculpture, Colossus, was built at the entrance to the harbour but was bought down in an earthquake in 224 BC.
It was ...
... the "quimvirate" of Latin, Greek, philosophy, logic, and rhetoric, right up to the time that Sulieman finally conquered Rhodes after a long siege, in 1431. The story goes that he was so impressed by the bravery of the nights of St John, who led the defence, that rather than sack the city, Sulieman allowed the knights to keep their freedom, and set about enhancing Rhodes' reputation as a centre of learning and religious tolerance.