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The Amazing Rhodes Island in Greece  by Nick Nikolis

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Rhodes is the main city of Greece near the Aegean sea and is also the capital of Dodecanese. It is a large area coming in at one thousand three hundred ninety-eight square kilometers. The population of Rhodes rests around a hundred thousand people. It has a great population and also offers many things to do within its great vastness of the port.

It is also one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe so it has many landmarks to offer sightseers. Internationally, it is one of the most hot spots to tourists. The city itself has many landmarks, some of them go back even as far as the antiquity, and others are a bit more current.

First, there is the Grand Master's Palace, which was built in the fourteenth century. During 1856 it was mainly destroyed by an explosion, however it was rebuilt to be a holiday spot for Victor Emmanuel the third. Another hot spot in Rhodes, is the excellent sights of Acropolis.

Acropolis has many things to offer such as the temple of Apollo, the theatre, as well as the stadium. Within the stadium, mock battles can be seen from some of the history of Rhodes involved.

To get to the various places in Rhodes however, there is the bus service. Another way to travel is the numerous taxi services within Rhodes during the winter months. During the summer there is quite a shortage as there are just too many tourists and not enough taxis. Another way to travel around Rhodes, would be the sea service as the city has four harbors. A new harbor has been build near Zefyros and should at this point in time be shuttling tourists about to many destinations.

If you have the funds, one great thing to do would be to see Rhodes from above, whether it be by air service, or perhaps even a hot weather balloon. The sites from above are never one to question, there are things you can see that you can't see from the main land area.

Another great spectacle someone would be interested would be going to the beaches. The sand and surf is excellent during the summer months, and with the clear water it is for sure a hot spot for those snorkel divers.

Windsurfing as well as regular surfing is a popular on most beaches, however if you are looking for a more restful spot, there are designated beaches that are more on the quiet side. Other things include casinos, aquariums as well as hotels, in case you need a quick spot to rest your head.

Others also offer varying taverns and cafes not to mention the fantastic areas to eat fresh food.

There are plenty of mountains that catch many eyes. Mountain climbing is only one of the sports offered within the ranges, or just simple hiking.

Rhodes is a spot where you can go and visit many times and still not be able to see everything. Within the mountains you'll find varying wildlife and plant life. However, if you don't wish to see the mountains, Rhodes has an abundant of windmills for the more relaxed sightseeing.

Perhaps one of the biggest things to visit in Rhodes Greece, would be the catholic churches of Agios Gragiskos and Santa Maria Della Vitoria. These are the more popular churches, with an abundance of historical facts as well as paintings and statues.

If your looking for a more relaxed setting you can even find museums filled with ancient greek facts. Many famous artists have captured the essence of Rhodes and they are on display in the museums.

Some of the last things to see would be 7 springs, which has a real oasis, where there is always water abundant coming from the springs withing. Near the springs is a forest where you can enjoy the great outdoors.

In the western side of the island is a wonderful place called Butterflies, here during the month of August you'll find thousands and thousands of butterflies, a great place to just sit and relax during downtime. The last would be Lindos.

Lindos is so ancient it has been declared a landmark. The only way in is by motorbike and donkeys. Here you can sit and relax upon the beach or in the hotel that has kept with the ancient history of Lindos and has not strayed from the original area of the city..


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About the Author - Nick Nikolis is living and working in Rhodos Greece and writing about Self help, Business, Hospitality Industry and hotel resorts. Visiting Greece? Find here http://www.atlanticahotels.com - Greek Hotels, and 5 Star Hotels,

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