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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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Welcome to Pefkos, Rhodes

Pefkos is an absolutely amazing destination to go to on the island! It has a great beach and wonderful restaurants and coffee shops in the area. The beach is not overcrowded and I personally think its a great place to go with family and kids. There aren't too many organized activities on the beach but it is great for swimming. Here is a great areal view of the beach.

My favorite villages to visit in Rhodes

Rhodes has some of the most beautiful villages from any of the Dodecanese islands in my opinion. I love to roam around, take pictures and stumble upon quaint restaurants with amazing locals. This is just my personal list, and of course I'm sure there are many more villages that are equally, if not more beautiful.

1. Lindos
2. Faliraki
3. Theologos
4. Rhodes Town

Ferry service resumes between Turkish destinations and Rhodes!

For those of you that are traveling to Turkey from Greece using the ferry or vice versa, you are in luck! The ferry services are being re introduced which is great news especially for those that are traveling on a budget. The ferries were close down because of covid and have been closed for some time. Every Friday and Sunday there is a 45 minute boat ride from Fethiye, Turkey to Rhodes. This is such a quick trip and will definitely be cheaper than taking most flights! Has anyone taken this route? Unfortunately I have not and cannot provide tips from personal experience.

The best wineries to visit in Rhodes

I've done quite a bit of research about the different types of wines in Rhodes and what wineries produce the best wine. Of course, wine are always up to your personal taste and no one can truly tell you what is the best wine for you. The most popular and successful wineries in Rhodes are Alexandris Family Winery, Kounakis, Tatakis, Kounakis and Piperis. If you've been to any of these, please let me know how your experience was!

The city of Rhodes is about to have some major changes

I am very happy to see that Greece is investing in preserving its architecture and mediaeval cities. Rhodes has so much beauty, that I would hate to see it go away overtime because of environmental or other damages and erosion. Their plan is to create three main sectors of the city which will be the monumental, residential, and commercial areas. I'm very curious to see how this project will turn out and how the funds will be allocated. Have you heard anything about this?

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