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dubai_suzie

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Great list of holidays from https://www.greeka.com/dodecanese/rhodes/festivals/

August 15th
On the 15th of August, there is a celebration for the Assumption of the Virgin. Many churches around the island celebrate with a Holy Mass in the morning and panigiri in the village square in the evening.

Jule 29th
On June 29th, there is the festival of Saint Paul on the small bay above Lindos.

April 23rd
On April 23rd, the locals celebrate the feast of Agios Georgios in Pastida.

July 6th
On the 6th of July, locals celebrate the feast of Agia Kyriaki in Kalathos.

Medieval Rose Festival
The Medieval Rose Festival was founded in 2005 and it takes place every summer, including various exhibitions, concerts, theatrical plays, and other events.

International Film Festival
The International Film & Visual Arts Festival is a perfect occasion where guests will enjoy documentaries, short films with environmental and ecological themes supported by parallel events, addressed to all ages.

Sound and Light Show
The Sound and Light Show is an impressive show organized in the Old Fortress of Rhodes Town.
 

Tpebop

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the rose festival & sound /light show have not happened for a few years.
 

seleanor

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the rose festival & sound /light show have not happened for a few years.
That's a shame...they sound interesting. How come they haven't happened? Was there not enough interest/funding?
 

k_tsoukalas

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This is a great list! There are some great events in Greece in the summer.
 

Tpebop

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OHI day on 28 October is not on list. A BIG celebration in the Greek calendar
 
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kosta_karapinotis

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OHI day on 28 October is not on list. A BIG celebration in the Greek calendar
I think these are Rhodes specific? Or am I wrong?
 

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There will be parades & dancing. To celebrate independence day

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!

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?

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.

Did you know that the Italian influence in Rhodes is HUGE!

Many people don't know that Rhodes' Italian influence is pretty recent and not from Roman times. The last time Italians set foot in Rhodes was in 1943 after World War 1. It was only until 1947 that Greek became a part of the modern Greek state. Italians really contributed to the development of the island and to the culture and architecture. This is one of the reasons why Rhodes is so unique and has a pretty different vibe than some of the other islands.
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