Rhodes Island – Greece
The Pearl if the Mediterranean Sea
Rhodes, the island of the sun,
is of enormous interest both
for its natural beauties
and for its archaeological treasures.
With its marvelous climate
and excellent tourist infrastructure,
it is suitable for holidays all year round.
Miles of sandy and pebble beaches,
picturesque harbors, a sea of impressive depth, deeply shaded valleys, green mountains,
monuments from all periods of time, dazzling white villages and the good hearted islands
are the main hallmarks of this beautiful island.
Rhodes island lies
in the southeastern part
of the Aegean Sea.
It is the largest island and capital
of the Dodecanese Islands.
Rhodes is 270 nautical miles from Piraeus
and has an area of 1400 sq km and a length of 78 km.
Rhodes boasts on an average 300 days
of sunshine per year.
Its population today is approximately 130,000.
UNESCO has recently proclaimed Rhodes
as a monument of global heritage Lindos Village and Acropolis.
The lovely village of Lindos
is the most attractive
and beautiful village of Rhodes.
It’s located south of the capital,
on the eastern coast of the island,
at a distance of 54km from the city of Rhodes.
Beautiful scenery, a lively traditional village,
colours and atmosphere of another era
and traditional white houses
in absolute semmetry attract thousands
of visitors each year.
The paths of the village
are filled with fine restaurants,
bars and interesting gift shops.
Overlooking Lindos bay
and the Aegean Sea stands
the famous Acropolis of Lindos
and the remains of Lyndia Athenas’ temple.
Rhodes – Platoni deers
Rhodes is famous for the reach population of Platoni or Dama Dama deer.
Is a medium-size deer.
During the winter the animal’s back,
neck and ears have a dark grey color.
It is distinctive for the white spots spread out in
its upper body and are useful mainly as camouflage.
Every year in May, males loose their antlers
which grow back slowly until September.
For each year of age
a new tine is added to their flat antlers.