In a previous article, I said, that you can see in Rhodes and the surrounding area.Continuing his story, I will describe the attractions of the island, but they are not enough!
Three ancient Dorian city - the oldest attractions of Rhodes
1. One of the main attractions of Rhodes - the second largest and most important city of Lindos Lindos
- formed back in the VI century BCad.It is the only city of the three ancient cities of Dorian Rhodes, surviving.In Lindos you can go on an excursion or by car.
This city is worth a visit, because it is a very beautiful place in Rhodes!The whitewashed town with its old houses, which are still inhabited, located at the foot of the hill on top of which stands the ancient castle.On both sides of Lindos beautiful lagoon with turquoise waters.In one of the lagoons there is a beach, so that you can swim at the foot of the ancient city.
surrounding landscape gaze and photos obtained here are very beautiful.
In the town there is a briallow plunge into the atmosphere of the ancient city.
We went to Lindos by car, so I can not say whether there is an interesting excursion program.The car can be parked in the parking lot at the top of a highway and down to go down on foot.Climb to the castle in two ways: on foot or by donkey (fee).On the donkeys do not advise, well, if only they are not used to riding, and very desirable.They dovozyat to the castle and back you go down on foot.Climb the mountain is not difficult to do that with anyone, even a small child, and this is much more interesting.Entrance to the castle, for an extra charge - and we have not regretted that have gone.I like to walk through the ancient ruins.Come for the "end of the world" and not plunge into the atmosphere ... it is in my opinion not reasonable.
If you go from Rhodes towards Lindos, you will see another very comfortable beach.Login shallow and there cabanas.Next to it there is a big hotel and nothing more.Tourists in this hotel probably boring ...
2. archaeological site Rhodes - Ancient Kamiros
This is the second oldest Dorian city of the island, which today can be seen only in the form of excavation.It is located on a hill not far from the sea.In this city when we hit, we went with a sightseeing tour of the island.Taking a walk through the ruins of Kamiros even now can be seen: the main street that separates the two main quarters (for wealthy residents and residents with lower incomes), the area in which everyone could express their opinion on the government (that's democracy was already, even in thetime!), the bath in which the ancient Greeks discussed political issues, the main temple and the altar.
At the top of the ancient city was located the acropolis and the temple of Athena, as well as the huge water tank.I was surprised by the fact that even at that time they had running water.And how did - pipes have survived!
Types views from the hill very beautiful
of bright flowers grow everywhere.
3. Yalis City, Mr. Hur Filerimos - another attraction of the island of Rhodes
third oldest Dorian city Yalis located on Mount Filerimos.At present the main attractions of this place are the monastery, the church of the Virgin and 17-meter cross.The church and the monastery were built by the Knights in the XV century.
Monastery nowadays do not work, and in the church today are the ministry.It is noteworthy that at the time of the church was Catholic and Orthodox part.Today, it operates only part of the Orthodox.It held baptisms and weddings.On the mountain Filerimos particularly interesting ride with the children, because the park surrounding this area peacocks roam everywhere.
They are so many!
they overlap each other, so there is never quiet.I was the first time in my life saw flying peacocks.
Much to the cross, which is visible from far away, you can go through the alley, which is called as "The Way to Calvary".
This distance is the same, what was Jesus going to Calvary.
place on which the giant cross is a viewing platform.With its magnificent views.But you can climb even higher - to the site, which is located at the cross.
4. Very interesting attraction of the island of Rhodes - 7 sources
This place has its own legend.Who will pass through the tunnel, inside which the water flows to seven sources that will be freed from the seven sins and look younger for seven years.This in itself is a very beautiful place.There is a cafe at the origins of the seven sources, where in the shadow of the branches you can relax and dine.Admire the surrounding scenery, watch the ducks with ducklings
and of course go through the tunnel.Feeling very interesting.Before entering into the need to take off your shoes and go straight for the cool water that flows inside the tunnel.
tunnel is a narrow course and it was dark inside.A bit scary when you go long enough and you can not see, not only light, but also his companions, who are ahead.
And only at the center of the tunnel on top of light seeping through the hatch.When we returned, we found this hatch right in the middle of the road, and of course our boys could not resist and shouted into the hatch terrible screams to scare even more travelers who were going through the tunnel.
After the tunnel you will see an artificial waterfall, which make excellent photo.
5. Attraction of Rhodes to be seen necessarily
It is called the kiss of two seas, in Greek Prasonissi.This is a huge spit that separates the two seas Aegean and the Mediterranean.Kos is located at the southern tip of the island of Rhodes.Coming here you can swim in two seas.They really are very different in color and temperature of the water and the nature - one more peaceful and more violent.Here you can see a lot of surfers since the strong wind.
6. Sacred attraction of the island of Rhodes - Tsambika
If you want to conceive a child, but your efforts are in vain, then this place is definitely worth a visit.The church has its own legend.In the XV century, the inhabitants of the island of Rhodes discovered a strange glow on the top of the mountain.After rising to the top, they found an icon of the Holy Virgin.It later emerged that the icon belonged to the Church of Cyprus before, and then it was decided to bring her back home.But it took a little time, and the icon somehow miraculously re-appeared in Rhodes.Three times the icon was returned to his homeland, but she stubbornly return.And then on the hill it was built a small church, where the icon was placed.According to legend, to refer to the Holy Virgin is necessary to climb on foot to the top of the mountain holding a candle in the form of a baby and reading prayers.At the top of the candle is lit, and the candle wick eat, washed down with the sacred olive oil.
Later, at the foot of the hill was built a monastery and a snow-white is now stored in it the original icon, which is the third Sunday of Lent up the hill to the church, which receives many pilgrims. The rest of the church on the hill has a copy of the icon.
7. Another attraction Rhodes - Kritinia Castle
This castle was built by the Knights of St. John the on a high cliff in time to see the impending danger - the enemy ships.Climb to the top you will open magnificent views of the azure sea.
8. Castle Monolithos - Rhodes stunning sights
stunning beauty of the castle is located on a hill west coast.The mountain air, juniper, pine trees and very nice views.
9. Amazing Tree - a living attraction of the island of Rhodes
Since our company had three children, we simply could not visit this place.The beautiful Church of St. Nektarios.But the place is remarkable is not so much a temple as growing next to it a huge plane tree.Living tree with a huge green foliage completely hollow inside.So you can literally go inside the tree.
10. Solitary attraction of the island of Rhodes - Monastery Moni Thari
This is not untwisted place here rarely carry excursions.But despite it all, I have recommended him to visit.Firstly it is a very beautiful place, and secondly because of its seclusion there is no hustle and bustle, it is not crowded and that's why you can fully experience the atmosphere of the island of Rhodes.Oin of the most ancient temples of the island of Rhodes.
11. Church of St. Panteleimon - beautiful vista of Rhodes
One of the most beautiful churches on the island.And if you have time it is worth a look.
12. Emotional attraction Rhodes - Butterfly Valley Petaloudes
Unfortunately we have not visited the attraction of the island, because the butterflies were out of season.Butterflies come here closer to July.In a small river surrounded by trees there is a trail with bridges, which are walking tourists.Butterfly spotted harlequin in a season stuck to the trunks of trees giving this place a very special and beautiful.
summarize I can confidently say that the island of Rhodes is rich in legends and sights, and it should definitely include in your tourist program.I'm sure that's not all attractions in Rhodes.
12 attractions of the island, but this is without taking into account the capital city of Rhodes and its surrounding area, which also has that look.