Holiday Rental Property in Greece at Lahania, Rhodes, Greece
Holiday Rental Property in Greece at Lahania, Rhodes, Greece.
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Rhodes, The Island of the Sun
Rhodes lies 270 nautical miles from Piraeus and is surrounded by the islands of Simi, Tilos, Chalki and Alimia as well as rocky outcroppings like Tragoussa, Drossonissi, Prassonissi and others. It has an area of 1,400 sq. km. and a coastline length of 220 km. The land is by and large mountainous -the highest mountain is Attaviros with 1,215m. height-, with small plains, verdant ravines and river beds, valleys and plateaus and long sandy beaches.
Island of Rhodes has always been a major attraction for tourists from every corner of the world. Whether you like, nature, night life, Culture, History (Rhodes is where Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world once stood) or if you just want to get-away from it all for a while, and get a bronze-like tan, Rhodes island has it all.
The continual sunshine -an average 300 days of sunshine a year- and the mild climate make the island suitable for viticulture. Its superb climate, the fertile soil and the geographical position are the main factors which have made the island densely populated from antiquity up to the present. Its population today is around 90,000 and they are able to host more than 1,250,000 visitors a year.
Visitors who come to enjoy the island's natural beauty and to get acquainted with its long history. The airport of Rhodes has daily charter flights from many European cities as well as Cyprus, Tel Aviv and Cairo.
You can also reach Rhodes by plane from Athens (about 50 minutes flight), Crete and Santorini. Large ferry boats go daily between Piraeus and Rhodes (the trip lasts from 13 to 20 hours), while there connections with Thessalonica, Crete, the rest of the Dodecanese and international ports as Limassol (Cyprus), Haifa (Israel), Alexandria (Egypt) and Ancona (Italy). Hotels of all categories can be found in Rhodes, with rooms or suites, pensions, and rooms to rent in private houses. Travel Agencies in Rhodes Island can provide you with everything you may need either for your accommodation or exploring the island.
Welcome to the brilliant island of the sun!...
Rhodes Island Guide
Travel guide about interesting places on Rhodes island such as Lindos, Anthony Quinn Bay, Kalithea, Filerimos and Ixia.
Also see our other 2 Rhodes videoes:
Rhodes Town Guide and Rhodes Faliraki Guide.
These videoes were made after a holliday trip to Rhodes because we think it is difficult to find good informative objective information about most travel destinations. Hopefully these videoes can help people plan a trip and plan what to do.
Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodekanese, a group of Greek islands located in the south east of the Aegean Sea. Since antiquity its unique location has brought it both power and wealth. On May 2008, Rhodes Island was voted the 5th best destination in the world and 1st in Europe!
On the northernmost tip of the island is the fascinating metropolis of Chora Ródos whose harbour entrance was once adorned by the Seventh Wonder Of The World, the Colossus Of Rhodes. But the legendary lighthouse has long since gone and today excursion boats and yachts crowd the island's former trading harbour that has a rich and dramatic past.
Byzantines, Arabs, The Knights Of The Order Of St. John, Ottomans and Italians, each one influenced the ever-changing history of the island that was first settled in 400 B.C.
In 1320 the Knights Of St. John discovered an old fortified town here and immediately began to expand its fortress into the Grand Master Palace. In its present form the building is a reconstruction of the original palace that was first built on the site of a temple for the Sun King, Helios. After a total of seven Christian crusades were unable to defeat Islam and the re-conquering of Jerusalem failed, the Knights Of the Order Of St. John were driven out of Palestine. First they sought shelter in Cyprus and next conquered the island of Rhodes that was then under the rule of Portuguese pirates. To protect themselves from the Turks as well as from the pirates the new owners of the island built several mighty fortresses.
Filerimos is located on the island's west coast close to the city of Rhodes. An avenue of pine trees leads to a huge concrete cross.
Petaloúdes, The Valley Of Butterflies has for many years been a popular attraction for tourists who usually arrive in organised groups. A creek that contains water throughout the year flows through a narrow valley and forms romantic waterfalls, cascades and small pools.
At the foot of Tsambika Mountain there's a small church, one of many that are scattered across the island. The Greek Orthodox Church and its nuns, monks and patriarchs have helped to preserve the region's language and culture.
At the city's highest point is the huge palace of the Grand Master, the monumental junction of the Street Of The Knights and the command post of the Christian order. The Grand Master was the highest dignitary of the Order Of The Knights Of Malta, a lifetime office.
The Street Of The Knights leads from the Grand Master Palace down the hill to the Hospital, a unique ensemble of Gothic medieval architecture set amid the Mediterranean. The main buildings of the various groups of knights were erected along the main street and it was here that the knights met and conferred according to their membership of various European regions.
Rhodes is an island steeped in history as well as the calm lifestyle of the Mediterranean. Rhodes is an island that bewitches all who experience it.
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