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Activities Gennadi - Prasonisi and Rhodes

Grand Master Palace

The palace of Gand Master is located in the Old Town of Rhodes ,the history of the place is a true time travel.

The palace is originally build of a Temple Sun God Apollo and Buzantine citadel.In the 1309 the Knights of Saint John converted their administrative centre and the palace of their Grand master.They repaired the Palace and made a number of major modification. During the early years of their occupation ,the Turks used it as a prison and then left it to crumbel.The Palace was major destroyed at the explosion at the church of St. John in 1859.

In 1912 the Kingdomof Italy occupied the Island of Rhodes.

Italian architect Vittorio Mesturino restored the palace between 1937 and 1940 and gave it much of its current appearance.The most important rooms are the Grand Reception Hall, the Waiting Room, the impressive ballroom and the elegant Music Room, while not to miss is the Medusa Mosaic.One of the most popular visitors was the fascist dictator Benito Mussoline.

On the 10 February 1947 with the Treaty of Peace with Italy the Dodecanese Islands, returned after thousand of years to their legitimate owner Greece.

The Place was then converted to a museum and is today visited by millions of tourist that visit Rhodes .The palace is an exceptional example of gothic architecture, with the combine of the statues and mosaics are from Hellenic and Roman period.

The sense of this experience is that you’re walking into a children’s fairytale book...

Acropolis of Lindos

Lindos Acropolis rises above the modern village ,a natular citadel which was fortified successively by Greeks ,Romans ,Buzantines ,Khights of St.John and Ottomans. A donkey ride for the children and fun will take you to the Acropolis that sits on a hill at the top of the village. The acropolis offers spectacular views of the surrounding harbours and coastline.

On the acropolis of Lindos today you will see momuments from ancient Greek Art and Αrcitecture such us.

The Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, dating from about 300 BC, built on the site of an earlier temple.
The Hellenistic stoa with lateral projecting wings, dating from about 200 BC.

The stoa was 87 metres long and consisted of 42 columns.The well-known relief of a Rhodian trireme (warship) cut into the rock at the foot of the steps leading to the acropolis.

The work of the sculptor Pythokritos. The relief dates from about 180 BC.
The Hellenistic staircase 2nd century BC  leading to the main archaeological area of the acropolis.
Remains of a Roman temple, possibly dedicated to the Emperor Diocletian and dating from about 300 AD.

The Greek Orthodox Church of St John, dating from the 13th or 14th century and built on the ruins of a previous church, which may have been built as early as the 6th century.

Castle of Monolithos

The village is located in South East area of the island and only 27 km from our hotel.

Buld on the top of a 100m rock,by the Khights of St. John to protect the island from attacks or pirates. In fact this castle offers you great views of land abd sea.

Access to the castle is by a staircase cut into the rock and you can visit the chapel of Saint Panteleon.

There are also some old cisterns, which were used to collect water and supply the area.

The result of intense pirate activity and against the Ottoman , with the  activities of the Knights of St John, the island has a remarkable number of castles and fortresses of which many have survived.

The seven principal ones are at Rodos Town, Archangelos, Feraklos, Lindos,Asklipios, Monolithos and Kritinia.

Degli Orsini in 1479 which had to serve 44 settlements but the full total was thought to be around 16.
Each settlement was instructed on evacuation procedures and assigned to the various castles. Settlements at Gennadi, Kalathos and Lardos were assigned to Lindos castle.

Other castles were located at Apolakia, Lahania, Katavia, Apollona, Salakos, Fanes and Filerimos.

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