Wednesday, 25 February 2015


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 Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. I really enjoyed the cyber tour this week. Thanks for posting these excellent photographs.
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

  2. You have taken a fine series of photos. I especially like the two of the traditional looking sailboats. They are something to dream about while shoveling snow.

  3. Thank you for this interesting post! I myself wrote also a post about Greece, where I travelled in 2007. The next posts will also be about Greece.
    Wil, ABCW.

  4. The waterway is beautiful, as is the city. It's all Greek to me.


  5. This is the kind of place I so like to live. So beautiful!

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday

  6. I LOVE Greece so very much, such a beautiful country and such lovely people



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