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Does anyone know a bit about the history of Rhodes? I'm planning my trip and I didn't realize that there are so many castles on the island. Does anyone know why?

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francescool

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It's a medieval city! I believe that knights occupied the island from 1309 until 1522
 

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During the time of the Crusades in the Middle Ages, the Knights of Saint John had their headquarters on the island of Rhodes and there are many structures associated with those headquarters. There's a hospital, the Palace of the Grandmaster, etc. Besides that, the island has ancient history, as well. The Acropolis on Lindos is one of the ancient places that are cool to visit.
 

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.

Palace of Grand Masters being converted

work to start soon to convert it into cafe / restaurant .

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.

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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There will be parades & dancing. To celebrate independence day
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