I'll start with the fact that our travel plans did not expected a visit to the island of Rhodes.By this time we have already visited in Halkidiki (mainland Greece), rested on the wonderful island of Crete.
«How can we then to please a small island? What you can see on Rhodes ? »- As we reason, considering the very different routes.But it turned out that during the May holidays spontaneously decided to go somewhere or whether to relax with friends.Rhodes was the only direction that corresponds to the time of our requirements.Namely: a direct flight, cheap holiday.
How grateful I am to our favorite travel agency, for what they advised us to this direction!My story is long, so that anyone interested, what to see in Rhodes - patience)))
10 days holiday, we had to visit the most important sights of the island, swim, enjoy the Greek cuisine, admire the most wonderful place in thethis island!Before that we had visited many countries, a lot of beautiful, unusual places have seen, but what I saw in R
- What to See in Rhodes
- What to See in Rhodes
What to See in Rhodes
capital of the island of Rhodes - must visit
What to See in Rhodes
Fortress of the Knights Hospitaller
Rhodes with an ancient fortress, perhaps, the most important attraction of the island.Rhodes worth visiting more than once.For the first time be sure to take a guided tour.No guidebook or reading articles like this will not allow plunge into the atmosphere of the Middle Ages, as the stories of a good guide.
We learned that the ancient fortress of Rhodes, the cradle of the Order of Malta.
Originated Order of the Hospitallers of Jerusalem, but it was at Rhodes, he was strengthened by acquiring political power and glory.This legendary order of knights, still has credibility in the world.Just think it is the Sovereign Military-religious order, equated recognized by many countries as a separate state.It has its own passports, stamps, currency, number of machines, but not even its own territory.Residence Order of Malta is now located on the territory of the Vatican City and the island of Malta.
By the way, the island of Malta as a state and the Order of Malta are two different concepts.Due to what exists in our time, this award?Simply ask - who is funding?ABOUT!This is a very interesting question ... Smart Knights through the years managed to maintain the prestige of his order.Being a member of the Order of Malta at the moment is very prestigious, as little is available.Only the most powerful, the rich people of the world can be attributed to the cohort of knights.Not so long ago a badge of honor for the Maltese special merit was awarded our Minister Shoigu.It is not difficult to guess who enters the modern knight composition.While this list is closed.But something I digress from the topic.
Oh, what to see in Rhodes ...
Rhodes Town and its castle you will definitely see
castle itself is also unique structure.It was built in such a way that only a few knights, against whole hordes of enemies repeatedly carried defense fortress.What strategies capture was designed as a soldier trying to conquer the fortress, were killed on the battlefield!But as always, there is some traitor!Among the Hospital was a knight, the speaker called immoral, who told the Turkish opponents of the weak points of the fortified walls.The result of this was a betrayal - the seizure of the fortress, with the expulsion of the Knights of Rhodes.
Walking here you will see with your own eyes this magnificent structure and understand why it is so difficult, and probably impossible, was to break the defense of the fortress of Rhodes.If you go with children, be sure to take a tour.Our son was so fascinated by stories of the guide, which for a long time remembered about the legendary Knights Hospitaller.
What else to see in Rhodes
That's not all!On the territory there is a Rhodes Palace of the Grand Master,
ruins of the temple of Aphrodite, the Ethnographic Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the palace Castello Art Gallery.All of these historical monuments is best to visit with a guide.
What to see near the town of Rhodes
Searches Colossus of Rhodes
At the tour you go in search of the Colossus of Rhodes - one of the seven wonders of the world, know the beautiful legend of the appearance of a huge statue, andjust ask: Where did such a huge statue.It is very interesting!It is interesting because it is not known whether there was actually a statue of the Colossus of Rhodes, and if there was, then where exactly she was.Many of the pictures depicted the location of the statue, namely the port city of Rhodes.
But listening to the story of the guide, we questioned whether the guests met at the port of the Colossus of Rhodes.We were shown one more not less probable location of this iconic statue.
trip to Rhodes made a lasting impression on us also because we visited some amazing places, which I'll be sure, it warrants an entirely separate laudatory words.
What to see near Rhodes
Not far from Rhodes and 3 km there is a beautiful park Rodini.Before the park can be reached by car or part of his visit to one of the excursions.Cozy quiet place.There you can walk in the shadow of Aley, watch peacocks.Across the pond crossed by small wooden bridges, ponds and ducks.
In the park there is also archaeological sites, the aqueduct, an ancient burial cave.
Mountain Monte Smith, it is worth a visit
over the park remains of an ancient necropolis, ages 3-4 d. N.AD,
huge stadium on the territory of ancient times, on the steps which you can sit and enjoy the atmosphere of the Middle Ages.This modern stadium train students to this day.
It is next to the stadium is the most amazing place that impressed me deeply!
What is certainly worth a look and try on Rhodes - the most wonderful place!
Near the stadium there is an ancient ancient theater.In his time here he studied oratory of Cicero.Externally, the building does not make much of an impression - a common platform with a theater surrounded by stone benches.
But there, there was a magical place, which leaves indelible memories!While the guide shared with us useful, interesting information that she was in this particular point, it asked us to assess - if we feel the difference when it come to this place.
After a while, the guide took a couple of steps, continuing his story.Nothing changed.Her speech, sound, volume remained unchanged.She then invited each of us to stand up to this point, trying to give a speech, and then do the same thing elsewhere.
It does not describe in words - when you say you are in place of oratory, then hear my voice as if from the outside, the sound sensations change so that you do not believe my ears!As if you are in a great speaker.Take just a step away - the whole effect is lost.
But the most amazing thing that struck me is that the other participants, namely the students do not feel the difference.
This place is only for the speaker!It is this effect and allow people to train in the ancient oratory.If you look at the photo, you will see that the construction of the theater appearance looks very simple.This is surprising, and the accuracy with which the ancient people were able to calculate, build, construction is not equipped with any electronic equipment, but at the same time achieve the acoustic effect !!!
Most importantly do not hesitate to speak with a loud voice confident.If you're on tour, consider it in advance.And some are embarrassed, not knowing what to say.From this -this may not feel it is a miracle.I remembered the poem, said their firm voice.Allowing to fully enjoy effect "doji soraun."
What to See in Rhodes on the second day
second time worth visiting Rhodes for a leisurely stroll through the ancient streets of the fortress, to look into the local shops, boutiques,
sit in a local cafe onmarina, recalling the legend of Rhodes, go to the aquarium, which is located in the northern part of the city of Rhodes, indulge in shopping.And if you're an avid shopaholic, you will need - the third day.Since there are shopping on Rhodes!Tested in practice)))
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