Introductions to Rhodes

Introductions to Rhodes

 The largest among the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes in Greece has a population of a bit more than 100,000 people, with half of its residents living in Rhodes Town. Also known as “The Island of Knights”, Rhodes was sold to the Order of the Knights of St John in early 14th century and remained under the order’s rule for 200 years. Glorious fortifications and excellent examples of Gothic and Renaissance architecture were erected during that period, most of which form the medieval part of current Rhodes Town.

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Introductions to Naxos

Introductions to Naxos

The largest Cycladic Island, Naxos is known in Greek mythology as the place where ungracious Theseus abandoned Ariadne after she helped him escape from the Minoan Labyrinth. However, her story had a happy ending, as she came across Dionysos, the Greek God of Wine, who fell for her and took her to Mount Olymbus, where she became immortal.

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