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Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (also known as the Kastello, Palati Megalou Magistrou, or Palace of the Knights) is a brilliant sample of Gothic architecture in Greece and one of the must-see historic monuments in Europe. In fact, the Palace is...
Rhodes Town Beaches
Choosing where to stay on Rhodes is hard. If you're a history buff, you'll want to be near the Medieval City of Rhodes with its Street of the Knights, Gothic style gates, Old Town tavernas, and the charming Mandraki Harbour with its yachts, boats and cruise ships. The...
Street of the Knights in Rhodes (Unexpectedly Gothic)
If you enter the Medieval City of Rhodes through the Liberty Gate (the entrance just opposite to Mandraki Harbour) and you turn to the left on Apellou Street, as you pass the temples of Aphrodite and Athina (on your left hand) and the Square of the Hebrew Martyrs (on...
Rhodes To Symi Island – Day Trip to the Land of Symmetry
Straight lines, triangles, rectangles and colours will catch your eye even from a distance. Houses on Symi Island look like toys. Even more, they look like the same toy painted in different tones. At first sight you won't notice any road leading to the top of the...
Elli Beach Rhodes Town – One of the Best Beaches on the Island
The Aquarium is the yellow building at the northernmost tip of Rhodes Island. Here the east and the west shores of the island meet. The sea is wavy on the west side and relatively calm on the east side (where Elli Beach is). If you want a good swim, you can choose the...
Rhodes Town Boat Tours with Underwater Views
Among all the Rhodes Town boat tours there are two that don't take you anywhere: the submarine tours. Yet, they are well worth it, as they provide you with great opportunities to take photos of Mandraki Port, medieval windmills, deer statues, yachts, cruise ships and...
Ancient Greek Technology: Surprising Museum in Rhodes Town
When thinking of Rhodes Town most people picture old citadels, fortified walls, knights in shiny armor wandering the narrow streets and wonderful remains of ancient civilizations. Others recall comfortable hotels, welcoming beaches and tourist amenities. If you're...
Beaches in Thessaloniki or Within Easy Reach
As you can easily see by taking a look on a map, there are no beaches in Thessaloniki within walking distance from the city center. This doesn't mean you can't spend a pleasant beach holiday in one of the resorts near Thessaloniki or even in the city itself. I've...
Rethymno Travel Guide
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I am Violeta, and I fell in love with Greece in 1996 when I visited this country for the first time.
I lived in Crete for one winter and I loved every minute of it. Crete is one of my favorite destinations in Greece. From Heraklion to Chania, and from Rethymno to Agia Galini, Matala, Ierapetra and Sitia, Cretan roads offer scenic drives, full of excitement and scattered with small tavernas where you can enjoy the most amazing home-cooked foods.
Greece was the country I had chosen to be my first home away from home. I find pleasure in returning for small vacations, long weekends, or adventurous road trips whenever I get a chance. I’m a short flight away from Athens.
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