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seleanor

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Another earthquake hit the waters near island of Rhodes this week, it was pretty small and there aren't any damages or losses on the island itself. Many of the islands suffer pretty frequent earthquakes because of their proximity to volcanic and tectonic plates. The island is prepared for this and takes many precautionary measures. The earthquake was 4.5 magnitude which would usually cause slight damage to buildings but gladly it was in the water.
 

Tpebop

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You are joking.The island is prepared.
No it is not.
A simple thing like traffic lights not working for several days.
Drains & gullys are not cleaned so we get flooded streets when it rains.
Rubbish not collected for many days.
The insulators on the power lines get filled with dust during the summer.They do not get cleaned so at the first rains the dust gets wet & the insulators short circut causing power cuts.Some power cuts last for many hours.The longest I have experienced lasted twelve & a half hours.
 

francescool

Active member
You are joking.The island is prepared.
No it is not.
A simple thing like traffic lights not working for several days.
Drains & gullys are not cleaned so we get flooded streets when it rains.
Rubbish not collected for many days.
The insulators on the power lines get filled with dust during the summer.They do not get cleaned so at the first rains the dust gets wet & the insulators short circut causing power cuts.Some power cuts last for many hours.The longest I have experienced lasted twelve & a half hours.
Oh my goodness this sounds terrible...I've heard many instances like these from friends in Greece. Very very unfortunate
 

If you love history, Rhodes should be your next destination!

When many people think of travelling to Greece for history, they may think of Athens or Crete… but I'm here to tell you that Rhodes is one of the best places to visit if you love history. The island is full of mediaeval history and has some of the most beautiful and old mediaeval architecture in all of Greece. Some of the best places to explore this history are Ancient Kamiros, Palace of the Grand Master, and the archeological museum of Rhodes.

Birds eye view of Monolithos Castle in Rhodes

Monolithos Castle is a stunning castle that was built in the 15th century and remains until this day. This is a birds eye view of the castle so you can get a good idea of what the ruins look like. The Castle is located in the the village of Monolithos which is about a couple of miles from the city. There is no fee to get into the area and walk around and its open pretty much all day!

Take a day trip to Symi island from Rhodes

Taking a day trip is the easiest way to see many of the islands in Greece. Symi is a pretty small island, so I don't recommend spending many days there. What you can do is take a short ferry to the island and spend it walking around, exploring and heading to the beach. If you're lucky, you'll be able to check out the annual music festival which features artists from around Greece.

Seven Springs in Rhodes is a great place for couples!

This is one of the most beautiful natural places on the island of Rhodes. In English, it's called Seven Springs, but in Greek it's called Epta Piges. These are natural springs that are open to the public. It is a particularly romantic place and great for couples, especially those on honeymoons. The springs are located in the woods, and have amazing scenery. It's the perfect place for a picnic and to spend the afternoon. I highly recommend that everyone visit!

Palace of Grand Masters being converted

work to start soon to convert it into cafe / restaurant .
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