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Rhodes – the Island of the Knights

02 August 2014 / 21:08:49  GRReporter
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For a stylish holiday, the island of the knights is an ideal choice. It has history and culture. It was the capital of the medieval aristocracy and there are many attractions that are worth visiting. See the most impressive ones.

The Old Town

It is distinguished by its picturesque views and is the largest medieval city in Europe. It is considered as one of the most important monuments of world cultural heritage. From the almost medieval fortress, you should see the fortress of the knights, the Old Clock and the Acropolis, which has many monuments, such as the Temple of Zeus and Athena, the Temple of Apollo and the stadium.

Here, you will find many cheap places to eat, and it is very worthwhile to see the city by night. We suggest that you take a dip in the sea at the romantic beach of Agios Pavlos, where there is a unique bar-restaurant above the waves, ideal for couples.

The Acropolis of Lindos

Lindos is an ancient city of Rhodes and is located 31 km south-east of the capital. It is considered the jewel of Rhodes and is perhaps the most quaint and scenic town on the island. There are large aristocratic houses, narrow streets, cocktail bars ... You must visit the Acropolis, from where you can enjoy the view of the ancient temple and towers.

Ancient Ialyssos

It is located in the northern part of the island and you will see findings from the Achaean and Byzantine era, as well as from the time of the knights. The Doric Temple of Athena, the church of the knights and the medieval monastery are just some of the monuments that you need to see close up.

Antique Kameiros

This was one of the three most powerful cities in Rhodes. Located on a hill 22 miles south west of the capital, the city was destroyed by an earthquake and today you can visit the ruins that were discovered during excavations. Most discoveries are from the Hellenistic period and from the temple of Athena, the ancient agora and the Doric temples.

The Valley of the Butterflies

The valley is located 15 km south west of the capital. Hundreds of colourful butterflies lay their eggs here and reproduce. The valley is full of butterflies from June to September. Do not forget to bring your camera, because this is a spectacle that you should capture with your lens.

The Seven Springs

Located at a distance of 19 miles south-east of the capital, the place is breathtaking. Pines and plane trees are waiting for you to cool off under their shade. There is a lake, which consists of seven springs and you can see ducks, geese and peacocks.

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