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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?
 

Another earthquake hits waters near the island of Rhodes

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.

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.

These are my best Rhodes travel tips

These are my travel tips from having visited Rhodes a couple of times!

-Don't spend all your time at the beach! It's tempting, but there are some really great sites and an amazing village town that are totally worth visiting
-You shouldn't pay top dollar for a hotel just because it has a pool! Many of the beaches are much better than the pools and they also offer great services like food and drink service.
-Bring your own first aid kit. If you need medical attention, it might be difficult to find a pharmacy that's open. There's usually one or two pharmacies that remain open at night or during holidays. If you don't have a car, it will be more difficult to get to them.

Best of luck and enjoy your holidays!

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?

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.

Share and discuss your Rhodes photos, questions and experiences!

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