A short guide to Rhodos (I)

Rhodos

Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese and the fourth largest in Greece. Covers an area of 1.398 square meters and a population of 112.447 of which 60.000 residents live in the city of Rodos and the rest in villages throughout the island. The island has 44 villages, the biggest is Archangelos. At almost 260 nautical miles away from the port of Piraeus has daily ferryboat connections with the mainland Greece. There are numerous flights every day connecting Rhodes with Athens, Thessaloniki, Heralion in Crete and with some of the smaller neighboring islands. During the holiday season (usually April to October) there are plenty direct connections with the major European cities and a large number of charter flights.

28th of October National Day of Greece

October 28 is a National holiday in Greece celebrating the ΟΧΙ (No) Day – the refusal of Greece in 1940 to accept the italian ultimatum advanced by Benito Mussolini, to […]

Love in the End

“Love in the End” is the name of a new commercial for Kraft Foods that is filmed around the streets of the Old Town of Rhodes. It is the last […]

Contained decline in arrivals for 2012

According to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), international arrivals at Greek airports dropped 2.5 percent in the first nine months of the year. The number of passengers arriving […]

Anti-austerity strike on Rhodes

The first big anti-austerity strike since a coalition government took power in June, is taking place today. On Rhodes shops pulled down their shutters as people took the streets to […]

Symi: A boutique island

“I don’t need much. Just give me a glass of Ouzo, an octopus to grill, a small boat to take me to a remote beach and nothing else. No trendy […]

Classic cars exhibition on Rhodes

It’s time for the 2nd Classic Cars & Motorcycles Exhibition held on the Casino of Rodos courtyard. The gates will open at 8 am on Sunday, September 9 with free […]

Wildfire at Aghios Soulas

Update 30.08.12: The fire is under control at this time after ranging for two days. There are no assessments about the extend of the damages but thousands of acres of […]

A wander around Symi

The first striking piece of architecture to see on the western quay is the clock tower, although none of the local guides I purchased even bothered to mention it. As my architectural knowledge is rather limited I won’t speculate as to its origin, but it is certainly a striking feature. Just adjacent to the tower is a statue of Poseidon, a relatively recent addition to the waterside, although it is now covered in ambergris and, unfortunately, the end of his triton has been broken off. The rather grand white-washed building to the front of here is no less than the HQ of the local police although I’m sure that it would have played a more important role in days past.

Don't miss the spectacular meteor shower

If you look at the clear sky of Rhodes this weekend (August 10 and 11), you will observe a spectacular meteor shower. This phenomenon known as Perseids (a Greek Mythological […]