Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος, Ródos) is the principal city on the island of Rhodes, an island in the Dodecanese, Greece. It has a population of approximately 80,000. Rhodes has been famous since antiquity as the site of Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The citadel of Rhodes, built by the Hospitalliers, is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe which in 1988 was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The City of Rhodes is a popular international tourist destination.

The city is home to numerous landmarks. Some of them date back to antiquity and most of the others remain from the medieval period. They include: The Grand Master's Palace (15th century); Knights Street; Acropolis of Rhodes; Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent; Medieval walls, created in the mid-14th century on a previous line and remade after the Ottoman siege of 1480 and the earthquake of the following year; Gothic buildings in the historical upper town. Recently, the Byzantine harbour was excavated, discovering medieval shipwrecks.

This post is part of the Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme.


  1. Nick! hi! you are Nick, right? I know you spell it more cleaver for your blog name, but that's cool.

    I love the beautiful blue color of your water ways. such a beautiful shade of blue.

    I'll be posting again tomorrow and then again next Monday. long Thanksgiving weekend coming up so no post on this Friday! to many other things going on. many get it off here in the US.

  2. Beautiful pictures from Rhodes! Tank´s!

  3. Wow fascinating place so beautiful!

    Visiting from Water World Wednesday

  4. these are beautiful! the fortress is impressive. i hope someday, i can visit Greece, too.

  5. very cool architecture and a beautiful sunlight harbor...


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