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Today we arrived at Rhodes, The Island of the Sun and 4th largest island in Greece, where the sun shines more than 300 days per year. We were fortunate to be greeted by Nikos, a taxi driver who offered to show us around on a private tour of the highlights of the island for 130 Euro. First stop was near 'The Deers' a pretty spot on the harbour, the significance of the Deers was to protect the harbour. Nearby was the Metropolitian Church of the ...
Arrived in Rhodes where the people appropriately chose Helios, the ancient God of the sun with 300+days as their divine patron & 4th largest island in Greece, also known as the Island of the Knights. We were fortunate to be greeted by Nikolas a taxi driver who offered to show us around on a private tour showing us the highlights of the Island for €130. First stop was near 'The Deers' mounted on stone pillars built by the Italians to protect ...
... probably because of its strategic location as a crossroad between the Aegean nations and the Middle East.
Rhodes was occupied by the Persians, Macedonians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and the Ottoman Turks.
It became a stop during the Crusades, which led to its occupation by the Knights of Saint John in 1309.
The Knights were a religious organization dedicated to John the Baptist. ...
... around the harbor to see some old windmills, and a lighthouse. We found an empty boat slip in the harbor and sat to enjoy the view for a while. Nice to enjoy a laid back day for a change. After setting up the tripod for some photos it was time to start back toward home. Wow, a whole 15 minute walk. However, we got sidetracked at another city gate. This one was for traffic. Nothing like watching tour buses try to get through a gate ...
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 ...