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francescool

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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!
 

Tpebop

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Why is this a romantic place ?
Great for couples on honeymoon Why ?
 

greeceluvl74

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I didn't know that this place existed! I will keep it in mind.
 
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cf_fraiser

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Why is this a romantic place ?
Great for couples on honeymoon Why ?
I assume because its relaxing to be near the springs. Probably for more outdoorsy couples
 

k_tsoukalas

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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!
I love a good natural spring. Thank you - I forget that Greece has places like this.
 

amygdalE

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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!
Francesco, thank you for your information. Online pictures of this place show its amazing beauty -- I only wish I could go there! As I do work in linguistics, its Greek name intrigues me, since "Piges" is not the classical name for "spring, fountain", namely "Pidax". Where could "Piges" come from??? I venture to say that it is a double corruption of the classical word "Pege".

Cl. Gr. "pEgE`" [pi, eta, gamma, eta] = Water in the sense of Running Water [as of rivers] and was so used, in the plural, by Homer, wherefore Pegai means Streams or the like. Now, I understand that Modern Greek preserves the word "pEgE" to mean "source; fountain"; however, in some locations, the first eta must have been pronounced and written as an iota, and the grammatical pluralization was made by analogy with other words, such as "pleiad-es" (the 7 rainy sisters). So, you ended up with "epta PIGeS". (Please let me know if you have a better etymology.) // The ancient Dorians who made the island of Rhodes their home had "paga" instead of the Ionic "pEgE", but obviously their word was not the basis the Mod. Gr. "Piges".
 
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mj_toronto8

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Francesco, thank you for your information. Online pictures of this place show its amazing beauty -- I only wish I could go there! As I do work in linguistics, its Greek name intrigues me, since "Piges" is not the classical name for "spring, fountain", namely "Pidax". Where could "Piges" come from??? I venture to say that it is a double corruption of the classical word "Pege".
Cl. Gr. "pEgE`" [pi, eta, gamma, eta] = Water in the sense of Running Water [as of rivers] and was so used, in the plural, by Homer, wherefore Pegai means Streams or the like. Now, I understand that Modern Greek preserves the word "pEgE" to mean "source; fountain"; however, in some locations, the first eta must have been pronounced and written as an iota, and the grammatical pluralization was made by analogy with other words, such as "pleiad-es" (the rainy sisters). So, you ended up with "epta PIGeS". (Please let me know if you have a better etymology.) // The ancient Dorians who made the island of Rhodes their home had "paga" instead of "pEgE", but obviously their word was not the basis the Mod. Gr. "Piges".
Great insight! Thank you!
 
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Airport taxis

Hello everyone, Newby here, so please bare with me if this question has been asked before. I will be arriving in Rhodes on Friday evening, and wondering if its cheaper to prebook a taxi or just jump in a taxi at the airport, as not sure if there is a standard rate or not. Thanks

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!

Greek island of Rhodes seeking to attract tourists during winter also!!

It might surprise the reader that in my first job in good ol'London town after leaving school in a package Holiday company Rhodes was a thriving winter destination together with Crete and Corfu and Epirotiki Lines were cruising around the Greek islands in the 70s....It always had been an alternative to cold weather conditions in winter months....the same as Spanish Islands..... Kalley Mera from Thailand and Monsoons raining heavily here!
https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/tornos...g-to-attract-tourists-during-winter-also.html

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!

Visiting the Lindos Acropolis

In my research about the island of Rhodes, I have spent a lot of time learning about the Knights of Saint John and their influence on the island. Then I realized that there's an ancient history here, too.

Has anyone visited the Lindos Acropolis? Do you think I should take a tour or can I learn about it on my own?

I plan to visit next September - do I need to book things in advance? From what I understand the island gets pretty hot, so I was hoping some of the heat would mitigated in September.
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