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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!
 
Why is this a romantic place ?
Great for couples on honeymoon Why ?
 
I didn't know that this place existed! I will keep it in mind.
 
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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
 
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.
 
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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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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Best Food Experiences to Have on Rhodes?

I'm planning a trip to Rhodes and am eager to dive into its culinary scene. I'm looking for recommendations on the best culinary experiences the island has to offer.
  • Must-Try Dishes: What traditional dishes should I not miss?
  • Top Restaurants and Tavernas: Which spots are renowned for authentic local cuisine?
  • Local Markets: Are there any markets where I can sample local produce and street food?
  • Unique Food Experiences: Any cooking classes, food tours, or wine tastings you’d recommend?
I'm a fan of fresh, local ingredients and love discovering hidden gems, whether it's a seaside taverna or a bustling market stall. Any tips or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated!

Question about visiting art galleries on Rhodes

I'm planning a trip to the island of Rhodes and I love art. I'm on a quest to uncover the most remarkable galleries the island has to offer. The blend of ancient history and local modern talent in Rhodes fascinates me, and I want to immerse myself in its vibrant art scene.

Whether it's contemporary art, classic pieces, local crafts, or even lesser-known galleries that captivate the essence of Rhodes, I'm eager to explore it all. I believe that art has a unique way of capturing the spirit of a place, telling stories that transcend time and language barriers.

Does any of you have anything to recommend?

Web cameras on Rhodes

There are several cameras. go to youtube.com
search for DHMOS RODOY

Tips for spending the day in Lindos

I'm planning a day trip to the charming town of Lindos on the island of Rhodes and thought it'd be helpful to share some tips and insights for anyone looking to explore this picturesque destination. From its whitewashed buildings nestled against azure skies to its rich historical tapestry, Lindos promises an unforgettable experience. Here are some must-know tips to make the most of your day:

  1. Early Start: Beat the crowds and the midday heat by starting your day early. Not only will you get stunning photos of the Acropolis with fewer tourists, but the cooler morning air makes the climb more pleasant.
  2. Comfortable Footwear: Speaking of climbing, ensure you wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. The paths up to the Acropolis are steep and can be slippery, especially in flip-flops or sandals.
  3. Hydration is Key: The Greek sun can be unforgiving, especially in the summer months. Carry a water bottle with you to stay hydrated throughout the day. There are several shops where you can buy water, but it's always good to have it on hand.
  4. Explore the Village: Wander the labyrinthine streets of Lindos village. Its unique charm lies in the blend of medieval, Byzantine, and Rhodian architecture. Don’t forget to step into the quaint boutiques and local artisan shops for souvenirs.
  5. Beach Time: No visit to Lindos is complete without relaxing on one of its beautiful beaches. Whether you choose the main Lindos beach or the more secluded St. Paul's Bay, you'll find crystal-clear waters perfect for cooling off after a morning of exploration.
  6. Dining with a View: For lunch or an early dinner, pick a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Acropolis or the sea. The view coupled with authentic Greek cuisine will make for an unforgettable meal. Remember, it's customary to enjoy meals at a leisurely pace in Greece, so soak in the scenery and savor the flavors.
  7. Respect the Site: The Acropolis of Lindos is an ancient site, so remember to respect the ruins. Follow posted guidelines, don’t remove any stones, and always stay on designated paths to preserve this historical treasure for future generations.
  8. Stay Sun-smart: Apply sunscreen regularly throughout the day, wear a hat, and seek shade during the hottest parts of the day (usually between 12 PM and 3 PM).
  9. Evening Stroll: As the day cools down, take an evening stroll through the village once more. The changing light offers a different perspective and photographic opportunities of this beautiful place.
  10. Plan Your Visit: Finally, while spontaneous exploration is part of the adventure, having a rough plan can help you maximize your time in Lindos, ensuring you see all its highlights.
Lindos encapsulates the essence of Rhodes – a blend of history, beauty, and relaxed island vibe. Whether you're here for the historical sites, the beaches, or just to wander through its enchanting streets, Lindos won't disappoint.

Rhodes tips for couples

I am looking for tips about visiting Rhodes for couples. I will be traveling with my significant other and no one else, and this is a first traveling without other people. I am excited!

We're looking for recommendations to make the most of our time on this beautiful island. Specifically, we're interested in:
  • Charming Places to Stay: We'd appreciate suggestions for quaint, romantic accommodations that offer a memorable experience.
  • Must-See Attractions: What are the top sights that we should not miss while in Rhodes?
  • Romantic Dining: Any hidden gems or restaurants with a romantic ambiance that would be perfect for a couple?
  • Secluded Spots: Are there any less-traveled beaches or quiet spots for some quality time away from the crowds?
  • Local Experiences: We're keen on engaging in activities or experiences unique to Rhodes – anything that's a bit off the beaten path.
  • Travel Tips: Any general advice on navigating Rhodes as a couple – transportation, safety, or local customs we should be aware of?
Thanks so much!
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