Natwest Island Games XII
rhodes2007 Island Games 2007 Rhodes Island 30 June -6th Of July
15 different Games simultaneously
25 different Islands
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Natwest Island Games XII
rhodes2007 Island Games 2007 Rhodes Island 30 June -6th Of July
15 different Games simultaneously
25 different Islands
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Old town is a medieval fortress town of such historical value that it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. The old town of Rhodes is contained within the 4km of defensive walls that the Knights of St John built on Byzantine fortifications. Within the walls lie the remains of Hellenistic , Roman, Byzintine, and Moorish buildings, all locked within a medieval warren of lanes and alleyways. The knights of Saint John fivided their city into two enclaves.In the higher nothewestern section lay the collchium, the castle in which stood the Palace of Grand Masters, theadministrative buildings and dwellings of the Order. The rest of the town was the Hora,or Burg, where the merchants and working populationlived.

Today the Collachium incorporates the carefully preserved monumental buildings of the Knights, impressive, but slightly sterile,museum pieces. It is the Hora, the Lower Town, that captivates with its dark sandstone and limestone buildings,occasional walls vivid with ochre and sea blue paint,and crammed within a tangled web cobbled lanes,many of which are braced throughout their lengths with flying arches intended to minimise earthquake damage.everywhere, tree-shaded squares and courtyards punctuate the maze.No building replicates another amidst this marvellous scrabble of josting houses,dilaidated mosques,tiny Byziantine churces,ancient Foundations,Ornamentaldoorway.

Ippoton Street

the famous medieval street of Ippoton is a set-piece Italian restoration of the enclave created by the Knights of St John as their main thoroughfare.

Ippoton is a beautiful urban street, a portrait in warm stone and close-knit cobbling.It descends to the east from the entrance gate of the Palace of the Grand MAsters and has a formal stilness that is barely relieved during the day by clusters of visitors listening with hushed intent to their tour guides.The buildings contain splendid interiors , but most are occupied by municipal and cultural organisations and are not open to the public, unless by special agreement.

Dhmotika Loutra (Public Bath)

The hammam, or Turkish bath, is the most tangible legacy of nearly 300 years of Turkish influence on Rhodes.Known officially as the Municipal Baths, the much renovated hammam is one of only two working complxes in Greece. the exterior of the buildings is unremarkable, but inside are all the hallmarks of Moorish hydromechanics-underfloor pipes that carry the water which is heated by olive wood fires-side chambers with wash sinks and marble floor slabs, and the star-pierced dome above the central hot room.the baths are very clean.Bathers are naked and the baths are used by men and women on alternate days.

 

Sightseeing Rhodes
Monuments
Agia Triada Old Town Rhodes
Temple of Athina Poliada and Zeus Polieos
Mandraki Harbor
Laografiko Museum of Empona
Laografiko Museum of Kritinia
Archaeological museum Rhodes
Temple of Athina
Temple of Apollon
Profitis Ilias
Ancient Stadium
Muslim Library
Museum of bee
Seven Springs
Zeus Temple Attavyros
Park of Rodini Rhodes
Grand Magister Palace
Necropolis Rhodes
Castle of Monolithos
Castle Of Kritinia
Ancient Kameiros
Grave of kleoboulos
Kallithea Spa Faliraki
Acropolis of Rhodes
Filerimos Ialysos
Art Gallery Rhodes
Achokrateio Lindos
Aquarium of Rhodes
Ancient Theatre of Rhodes
Ancient Sugarmill Haraki
Feraklos Castle Haraki
Acropolis of Lindos
Old Town
   

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