Σάββατο 11 Ιουλίου 2020

Rhodes Island

Good morning dear friends!Hope you stay safe and healthy.

Rhodes, the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, is known for its beach resorts, ancient ruins and remnants of its occupation by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. The city of Rhodes has an Old Town featuring the medieval Street of the Knights and the castlelike Palace of the Grand Masters. Captured by the Ottomans and then held by the Italians, the palace is now a history museum.

The old Mandraki harbor,where according to tradition,the Colossus of Rhodes,one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,once stood .(Source)

Two bronze deer statues mark the site, male and female, the island's symbols, they stand imperiously at the port's entrance.

Close to the entrance of the small old harbour stands the fort of Saint Nicholas and near the fortress three stone Byzantines Windmills lend the finishing touch to one of the loveliest views of the town.

 The Government Hall(Palazzo Del Governo)

Opposite of the Mandraki harbor we find the New Market building in neo-colonial style with a large inner courtyard.

The Metropolitan Church of Virgin Mary’s Annunciation-Evagelismos.

The Medieval City of Rhodes (Old town of Rhodes) is an UNESCO world cultural heritage monument (since 1988). In fact this is the largest, oldest and best preserved inhabited medieval town in Europe.

The entrance gate to Rhodes old town

The St Catherina’s gate (or Marine gate)

The entrance of the Hospital of the Knights,which is now an archeological museum.

Dear friends thank you for your kind comments on my posts! I really appreciate your visits!
Have a lovely weekend! Stay safe and healthy!
Take care 💚

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43 σχόλια:

  1. Hi dear Dimi! What wonderful photos today, Rhodes is so beautiful. I love ancient places, and this has been so well kept and maintained, full of history. I would love to explore there. M fave views are the ones with flowers growing over the ancient stone walls, such a wonderful combination. Thanks for sharing Dimi and have a great day! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Hello Dimi 🙂 awesome post again and pictures. Ideal place for holiday and not only. Have a nice weekend. Stay safe.

  3. Good morning dear Dimi!

    Your photos are so beautiful! It looks so wonderful in your country.
    Happy weekend, and take care!

  4. Kalimera :) I love Greece, I was on Crete and Zakhyntos - both beautiful!

  5. Hello dear Dimi!
    Rhodes island is so beautiful!
    I love your photos!
    Have a great weekend!

  6. Oh Dimi! Rhodos is more than marvellous1 One photo and building more wonderful than the oher1 This really must have the name of "UNESCO world cultural heritage". The whote atmosphere is stunning! I cannot say, what my favourite is, it just takes ma breath away :)

    The deer of the entrance touch my heart. I heard about the Colossus of Rhodes -

    The deer make greetings, that my heart jumps!

    I also burn for the the fort of Saint Nicholas and for the byzantines windmills and for the old gates and and and and

    and for the St Catherina’s gate and

    for the soft and strong and quiet and mystic speaking Metropolitan Church of Virgin Mary’s Annunciation-Evagelismos.

    It must be a heavenly feeling to see all these miracles in real!

    Thank you for posting these miracles1 Your country is a gem and more than a gem!

    Best wishes from Dori from the Bavarian Forest

  7. Hello Dimi Thank you for posting on my blog. I think there has been a misunderstanding. You certainly can participate in my Fresh Start Giveaway on the blog because you have your blog where you can give a mention if you wish! You do not need to have Facebook or Instagram that was optional. Sorry for that I should have made it clearer!! Wonderful photos of Rhodes dear!! You certainly have a good eye for a fabulous photo! Keep well, Amanda x

  8. Hello Dimi,

    What a wonderful tour of Rhodes. So many pretty details and sights to see! I love the deer, the windmills, the gate to the old town. The flowers are gorgeous. I enjoyed all your photos, a lovely place to visit. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend!

  9. The very name, Rhodes, is associated with history, and with higher learning, it looks quite fabulous and must be a very interesting place to visit. Thanks for this tour, Dimi!

  10. A buen lugar, nos jha llevado tus fotografías.

    Admiro la belleza que muestras en cada una de las fotos. Es un lugar encantador para visitar.


  11. J'ai eu la chance d'aller à Rhodes mais c'était il y a de nombreuses années.
    Je me souviens très bien de la magnifique ville fortifiée.
    J'aimerais bien y retourner pour les belles plages, mais hors de la saison touristique!!
    Je te souhaite un beau week-end, chère Dimi!

  12. Que maravilhosas fotos.Lugar show! Adorei ver! beijos, tudo de bom,chica e ótimo fim de semana1

  13. Θαυμάσια παρουσίαση του όμορφου νησιού μας. Η Ρόδος είναι πανέμορφη όντως και λάτρεψα τις βόλτες στην παλιά πόλη.
    Μπράβο Δήμητρά μου και οι φωτογραφίες σου υπέροχες
    Φιλιά πολλά

  14. Dearest Dimi,
    Rhodes, like all of Greece, is full of ancient history and of different cultures.
    Your photos are of course class, as usual.
    Thanks for sharing this beauty.

  15. Thank you, dear Dimi for sharing with us this beautiful place, full of history and beauties.
    I'm not sure what represents, but I like a lot the image of that round shape and its pattern!
    Wishing you a fine weekend! Hugs,

  16. Hello Dimi, Rhodes looks like a lovely place to visit. Your photos show us its beauty. Thanks for the tour and have a great weekend. Stay safe!

  17. Κλείνεις τα μάτια και αφήνεσαι στην ομορφιά της Ρόδου! Εκεί που συναντιούνται τόσοι πολιτισμοί στην καλύτερή τους έκφραση και στιγμή. Υπέροχες φωτογραφίες Δήμητρα και παρουσίαση. Να είσαι καλά.

  18. χαρη στις φωτο σου εχουμε ταξιδεψει παντου!!!!! σε ευχαριστουμε για την τερψη των ματιων

  19. wonderful pictures..
    some years ago my husband visited Rhodos
    he liked it



  20. Hi Dimi my friend what beautiful places to see,oh wow I love all those pretty light shades hanging and boy that cute reindeer on the ground I love,Thankyou for sharing these beautiful places with us,hope you stay safe and take care my friend xx

  21. Hi Dimi! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos and the fascinating history behind them. The stone buildings look so majestic. I found the colourful hanging pots really pretty - are they lanterns?
    Greetings from Sri Lanka!

  22. Love your photos, Dimi. A long time I didn't hear from you.
    Beautiful views!

  23. What a beautiful island and very amazing surroundings.
    How beautiful are the old preserved buildings.
    It is always a pleasure to view your great photos, thank you for sharing.
    Many hugs.♥

  24. Έχω ιδιαίτερη αδυναμία στη Ρόδο, Δήμητρά μου. Υπέροχες οι φωτογραφίες που μοιράζεσαι μαζί μας. Φιλάκια!

  25. It's beautiful natural scenery and many buildings from the past in Rhode Island.
    I was impressed with the shape of The St Catherina's gate.

  26. Uma série de imagens lindas, Dimi!
    É sempre um prazer imenso, viajar através das suas imagens! Lugares incríveis, que apetece conhecer!
    Olá, Dimi! Ainda estou descansando mais alguns dias, aqui deste lado, antes de voltar a publicar... resolvendo umas desconfigurações no computador, organizando umas fotos... e recuperando de um susto, que um problema circulatório na perna da minha mãe me deu há uns dias atrás... mas felizmente, já ultrapassado!
    Este ano, está-se a revelar super desgastante para mim... para mais sem pensar em ter férias, em lado nenhum... pois não dá para andar com a minha mãe para qualquer lado sem receios... por ela estar num grupo de risco!...
    Mas há que prosseguir um dia de cada vez... felizmente algumas notícias mais animadoras sobre vacinas e remédios eficazes para este malvado vírus, já se vão ouvindo!... Esperemos que sejam uma realidade, nos próximos meses...
    Beijinhos! Feliz semana, e continuação de um óptimo mês de Julho!

  27. Να ταξιδεύετε εσείς..να απολαυμβάνουμε και εμείς Δήμητρα μου μέσα από το φακό σου..
    Οι φωτογραφίες σου είναι τόσο καταπληκτικές, καθαρές και η γωνίες που τις παίρνεις αναδεικνύουν όλες τις λεπτομέρειες του χώρου..!!
    Σε ευχαριστούμε για όσους δεν έχουμε ταξιδέψει στην Ρόδο.. πανέμορφα είναι..
    Να είσαι καλά και να προσεχείς και εσύ φίλη μου.. καλό σου βράδυ.. 🌙

  28. Hello Dimi
    I hope you are well.
    Rhodes looks fabulous, thank you for sharing these lovely photographs.

    Take care.

    All the best Jan

  29. Hi Dimi, very beautiful photos of Rhodos. Thank you for sharing photos of your country. Greetings Caroline

  30. Un gustazo pasear hoy por aquí Dimi. Que maravilla las fotos me han encantado y esa puerta medieval es impresionante. Cuanta historia guardan. Gracias por compartir amiga.
    Te deseo un buen miércoles. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

  31. Que cidade linda!
    Cheia de história, gostei da entrada da cidade
    com esses muros de pedra;
    Bom final de mês de julho.

    What a beautiful city!
    Full of history, I liked the entrance to the city
    with these stone walls;
    Good end of July.

  32. Revendo esta publicação de uma imensa beleza, e deixando um beijinho e os meus votos de um excelente fim de semana!

  33. Dear Dimi!
    Thank you very much for the great report and beautiful photos from Rhodes!
    I dream to visit this beautiful island.
    Hugs and greetings.


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