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Rodos - trasa wycieczki


IT IS WORTH KNOWING

The Colossus of Rhodes is a 30 meter tall statue of the Greek sun god Helios. The giant sculpture was constructed on the island of Rhodes in the 3rd century BC by Chares of Lindos and was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The statue was made of bronze and placed at the entrance to the port to commemorate the city's successful defense against Demetrius' troops. Its construction took 12 years, and the structure of the figure was based on an iron skeleton filled with clay and covered with bronze elements. According to ancient descriptions, the colossus depicted Helios in an upright posture, tilted slightly back and covering his eyes with his right hand. Its head was decorated with a royal diadem, and the whole thing stood on a marble plinth built at the entrance to the harbor bay. The statue was destroyed in an earthquake 55 years after its construction. The ruined sculpture remained in the water until the 7th century, when the Arabs who conquered Rhodes sold it to a wandering merchant from Emessa.

kolos rodyjski


INTERESTING FACTS

The Order of the Knights of the White Cross, also known as Hospitallers or Hospitallers, was founded during the Crusades by monks who provided medical care for the pilgrims. After the fall of Akko, the Knights Hospitaller moved to Cyprus, and at the beginning of the 14th century they conquered Rhodes. During their reign, they built numerous castles and fortified the main city, thanks to which they repelled the attacks of the Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate in 1444 and Mehmed II the Conqueror in 1480. In 1523, the capital of the island was besieged by Suleiman the Magnificent. The main commander of the city's defense was Grand Master Philip de Villiers de L 'Isle Adam, who divided the defense into several parts, entrusting individual sections of the walls to knights from different countries. In total, there were 180 factions of the knightly order in the city, with the strength of several thousand people. An interesting fact is that Polish knights-Joannites belonging to the German House also took part in the defense of Rhodes. The Grand Master surrendered Rhodes after a 6-month siege, and the Knights Hospitaller retired to Crete and finally settled in Malta.

oblężenie Rodos przez Sulejmana Wspaniałego


Greece - Rhodes and Symi

September 2006

Zamek Joannitów na Rodos

Rhodes is another Greek island after Crete where we decided to spend a holiday together. We didn't come here because it is Poles' favorite island. We were attracted like a magnet by original monuments from different eras, tasty food, guaranteed weather and crystal clear water of the Aegean Sea. I must admit that none of the points let us down.

Two weeks of lazing around, even in a place like Rhodes, can finally get boring. That's why we rented a car for a few days to explore the area. On one of the forums I read that the island can be visited in one day. Nothing could be more wrong. It took us a few days, and we still felt unsatisfied and we had the impression that we did not see everything. However, the most memorable for us was the return from one of the trips to Faliraki. When we stopped on the mountain road late in the evening and got out of the car to stretch our legs, we were enveloped in the intoxicating smell of dozens of herbal species growing on the adjacent meadows.


Faliraki


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Faliraki is one of the most popular places on the island, where you can party until dawn. Crowds of young people from all over Europe swarm on beaches, streets, discos, cafes and taverns. The city is called the Greek Ibiza for a reason. Fortunately, we found the picturesque Ladiko Beach, where we could relax among the beautiful views, without the crowds of tourists and loud music.


Rhodes town


Pierwsze spojrzenie na mury obronne sucha fosa Most łączący podwójną linię fortyfikacji kamienne kule armatnie jedna z bram zamkowych pałac Wielkich Mistrzów gotyckie okno z maswerkiem pałacowy dziedziniec wystawa Starożytne Rodos herb Wielkiego Mistrza Pierre d'Aubusson surowe wnętrza jedna z sal pałacowych baszta ulica Rycerska fasada domu rycerskiego Francji i Prowansji Herby rycerzy zakonnych gmach szpitala joannitów z XV w. ulica Sokratesa greckie flagi meczet Sulejmana detal architektoniczny minaret pozostałości średniowiecznych murów wieża Zegarowa ciekawość to pierwszy stopień do piekła kołatka swojskie klimaty fontanna ablucyjna przy meczecie Recep Paszy plac Hipokratesa średniowieczna fontanna Castellania spragniony starówka, w głębi Brama Morska ruiny kościoła Matki Boskiej z Burgh fort św. Mikołaja strzegący portu marina mury miejskie od strony portu w tym miejscu stał kiedyś kolos rodyjski Łania, jeden z symboli Rodos statek wycieczkowy na redzie w Rodos

The city of Rhodes has the most attractive monuments from all periods of its turbulent history. The medieval old town, entered on the Unesco World Heritage List, enchanted us with its sleepy atmosphere, although the Palace of the Grand Masters itself is only a replica of a magnificent building, built in the 1930s. , we wouldn't even survive until afternoon.


Lindos


panorama Lindos kościół Panagia tradycyjny środek transportu dzwonnica cerkiewki ozdobne portale domów bez komentarza uliczka w Lindos ozdoby fasady rezydencji kapitańskiej dzwonnica kościoła NMP z Lindos tradycyjnie bielone mury kościoła Panagia Relief z XIII w. mury zamkowe joannitów na akropolu taxówki z Lindos taxówki z Lindos Średniowieczna brama zamkowa Relief z II w. p.n.e. przestawiający trierę ruiny antycznego Lindos świątynia Ateny widok z akropolu na miasto kościół św. Jana schody propylei widok z akropolu pamiątkowa fotka Ruiny starożytnego teatru na zboczu wzgórza zatoka św. Pawła Greckie klimaty

It is worth coming to Lindos if only for the beautiful views from the walls of the ancient acropolis. There are many more attractions here, as the old town itself is full of historic buildings from the 16th and 18th centuries, when the city's maritime trade was in its prime. We liked the donkeys the most, called by the locals "lindos taxi". These hardworking critters patiently lugged the lazy and comfortable tourists to the top of the acropolis all day long.


West coast


drzewo oliwne w Dolinie Motyli owady zajmują każde wolne miejsce ten gatunek potrafi się doskonale wtapiać w otoczenie niedźwiedziówka strojnisia doryckie miasto Kamejros Bębny kolumn Uliczka wśród ruin sanktuarium Hierothyteion Spokojnie, ruiny nie uciekną cysterny na wodę Chwila zadumy Kamejros w całej okazałości malownicze wybrzeże ruiny Castellos z XV w. malowniczy widok z zamku joannitów typowy kreteński krajobraz w okolicach Apollaki Tutaj każdy ma swoje winorośla uliczka w górskiej wiosce wyczekiwanie krzyż na dachu wiejskiej cerkiewki ruiny zamku joannitów w Monolithos Widok wybrzeża z zamku Monolithos kościółek zamkowy kolorowy domek w Katavia kościół Agia Paraskevi dzwonnica to popodobno przynosi szczęście wiejska uliczka Pamiątkowa fotka Fotoreporter półwysep Prasonisi Latawce kitesurferów plaża nad Morzem Egejskim pierwszy kontakt z wodą przygotowania windsurferzy zwrot Też bym tak chciał

Visiting the west coast of Rhodes provided us with a wide range of attractions. We saw the ruins of an ancient Doric city and a medieval fortress of the Knights Hospitaller, we passed through picturesque mountain villages where the devil says good night. In Butterfly Valley we admired butterflies that turned out to be moths, we visited forgotten towns with beautiful churches and colorful houses, and finally we found ourselves in the wonderfully located Prassonissi, which is a mecca for windsurfers and kitesurfers.


Symi Island


Zawijamy do portu na Symi klasztor Michała Archanioła tłumy turystów o poranku ozdobne sklepienie barokowa wieża z XVIII w. pamiątkowa fotka na tle Taksiarchis Michail Panormitis port w Symi kolorowa zabudowa wyspy marina wieża zegarowa z XIX w. główne bogactwo wyspy - gąbki w porcie uff, jak gorąco po drugiej stronie zatoki schody do górnego miasta romantyczny widok pomnik bohaterów wojen Łodzie są tutaj wszechobecne malowniczy zaułek czas coś przekąsić nadmorska promenada pora wracać widok na wyspę od strony morza ostatnie zabudowania samotny wiatrak

The fairy- tale island of Symi is a real gem in the Dedocanez archipelago, so it's no wonder that we fell in love with it at first sight. We were charmed by the colorful houses visible at the entrance to the port, which seem to rise straight from the slopes of the hills surrounding the city. Picturesque views and the monastery of Michael the Archangel with a beautiful baroque bell tower make the town a quiet and peaceful every day, visited by crowds of enthusiastic tourists every morning.








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