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Rhodes

      Ρόδος (3/5/2006 v.1) Rhodes (3/5/2006 v.1)
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Author(s) : Papachristodoulou Ioannis , Paleothodoros Dimitris , Vaxevanis Yannis , Spiropoulou Vaso , Bazini Eleni , Patsiada Vasiliki , Seleli Alexandra (21/11/2006)
Translation : Dovletis Onoufrios , Nakas Ioannis , Karioris Panayotis , Panourgia Klio , Koutras Nikolaos , Kalogeropoulou Georgia (23/3/2007)

For citation: Papachristodoulou Ioannis, Paleothodoros Dimitris, Vaxevanis Yannis, Spiropoulou Vaso, Bazini Eleni, Patsiada Vasiliki, Seleli Alexandra , "Rhodes", 2007,
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General Information

Area: 1,401.46 km2

Coastline length: 253 km

Population: 117,007

Island capital and its population: Rhodes (52,318)

Administrative structure: Region of South Aegean, Prefecture of Dodecanese, Municipality of Rhodes (Capital: Rhodes, 52,318), Municipality of Archangelos (Capital: Archangelos, 5,500), Municipality of Attavyros (Capital: Empona, 1,216), Municipality of Afandou (Capital: Afandou, 5,494), Municipality of Ialysos (Capital: Trianta, 10,107 people), Municipality of Lindos (Capital: Lindos, 810), Municipality of Kalithea (Capital: Faliraki, 1,491), Municipality of Kamiros (Capital: Soroni, 1,236), Municipality of North Rhodes (Capital: Gennadi, 655), Municipality of Petaloudes (Capital: Kremasti, 4,372).

Local newspapers: Proodos, Rodiaki. Dodekanisos, Gnomi, Drasis, Dimokratiki tis Rodou, Angelia, Vima tis Dodekanisou.

Local Radio station: Radio Anatoli (87.5), Radio 1 (88.0), Super Star (89.1), Radio Enosi (89.6), Christianismos (90.0), Rodos 90.7 (90.7), Radio Lichnari (91.4 and 91.7), G.R.Α. Rodos (92.7 και 98.4), Rythmos FM (93.5), Antenna FM (93.8 και 94.4), Radio Archangelos (94.1 and 101.6), SGL Radio (95.1), FM1 (95.6), Nei Orizontes (95.9), Radio Methorios (96.9), Lemon Radio (97.3), Alpha Radio Dodekanisou (97.7), Love NRG (98.0), Appolon FM (98.4), Sky Rhodes 100 (99.0), Palmos (99.5 και 106.5), Radio Ichos (100.5), Ageri in FM (101.9), TOP FM Dodekanisou (102.4 and 102.7), Best (103.1 and 103.4), Radio Akropoli (103.7), Radio Melody (104.5), Kool FM (105.7 and 107.5), Rodos Radio DeeJay (106.1), Radio Station of the Aegean University (102.7)

Local TV stations: Cosmos TV, Omega Television

Museums: Archeological Museum of Rhodes, Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes, Rhodes Aquarium, Grand Master's Palace, Rhodes Jewish Museum

Archaeological sites and monuments: Ancient Kamiros, Ancient Ialyssos, Ancient acropolis of Lindos, Archaeological site of Lindos, Ancient Cemetery at Agios Ioannes, Αncient acropolis of Rhodes, Graves and open-air sanctuary at Karakonero, Subterranean grave complex at Karakonero, Ancient necropolis of Rhodes, Hellenistic fortification of Rhodes, Rhodini, Monumental Lycian Tomb at Kamiros, Catholicon of the Monastery of Archangel Michael, Hotel "Elaphos and Elaphina" at Kamiros Skala, Ioannis Konstantakis House at Ebona, The "Cella" of the Church of Asklepeio, Oil-press of the Church of Asklepeio, Spas at Kallithea, Mediaeval city of Rhodes, Hotel des Roses at Rhodes, National Theater at Rhodes, Building of the Prefecture, "Amaranteios" School of Rhodes, The "Aktaion" at Mandraki, Post Office at Rhodes, Palace of the "Grand Magister", Temple of Aphrodite Limenia (mediaeval city), Church of Agios Georgios (mediaeval city), Church of Panagia Kastrou (mediaeval city), Church of Agia Paraskevi (mediaeval city), Ancient Fortification in Platonos Street, Church of Agia Triada (mediaeval town), Church of Agia Aikaterine (mediaeval town), Church of Agios Athanassios (mediaeval town), Ancient Walls of Agios Panteleimon Square (mediaeval town), "Venetokleion" High School of Rhodes, The Astike School of Rhodes, "Kazouleion" Girls' School of Rhodes, Hellenistic Fortification in Megalou Konstantinou Street, Part of ancient fortification in Gregoriou V Street, Ancient Bridge

Traditional settlements: Agios Isidoros, Arnitha, Archangelos, Askelpeio, Afantou, Vati, Gennadi, Eleousa, Katavia, Kioskari, Koskinou, Lindos, Mesanagros, Monlithos, City of Rhodes, Profilia, Siana, Psinthos

Natural monuments: The pine forested Akramytis, the Armenistis peninsular, Atavyros, the marine zone (Karavola – Ormos Glyfada), Prophetis Helias, Epta Piges, and the Butterflies have all been included in the European network "NATURA 2000". The central part of Rhodes and the Lindos, Mesanagros and Katavia-Prassonissi areas have been declared Important Bird Areas of Greece

Cultural clubs: Rhodes DIPETHE (Regional and Municipal Theatre of Rhodes), Women Cultural Association of Ialyssos, Association for the Protection of the Environment of Rhodes, Association for the Preservation of the architect and cultural heritage of Rhodes, Rhodes Cine-Club, Cultural Association "Mesaioniko Rodo", Apolakkia Cultural Association, Women Association of Koskinou, Women Association of Lindos, Rhodes Cultural Association "Apollon", Association of the inhabitants of the mediaeval city of Rhodes, Kremasti Women Association, Women Cultural Association of Rhodes, Rhodes Music-Educational Association "Apollo"

Events: "Echos kai Fos" (Sound and Light) at the Palace of "Grand Magister" in the summer, Rhodes Cultural Week, Cultural events at Archangelos, Kalythies and Koskinou for the World Day of Tourism (September 27th), Anthestiria at Mandraki in spring, The watermelon feast at Apolakkia (the first Saturday after St Marina's day), Tourism day at Gennadi (September)

Festivals: Rhodes Mediaeval Festival, Ecofilms-Rhodes International Film and Visual Arts Festival, Music Days in Rhodes, International Summer Music Academy

Religious feasts: On St George's day at Agios Georgios "Tha" of Gennadi (Easter Monday), Holy Trinity at the "Kalopetra" Monastery at Psinthos and at the Asomaton Monastery at Apolakkia, Zoodochos Pigi at Asklepeio and at the Filerimos Monastery, On St Thomas' day at Mesanagros, On St Irene's dat at Lachania (May 5th), Pentecost at St George of Kalamos, Holy Trinity at Psinthos, On Prophet Ammo's day at Faliraki (June 14th), On St Marina's day at Koskinou and at Apolakkia (July 17th), On Prophet Elias' day at Koskinou and at Ialyssos (July 20th), On St Filemon's day at Arnitha (July 21st), On St Paraskevi's day at Ialysso, Katavia and Kalythies (July 26th), On St Panteleimon's day at Sanna and at Katavia (July 27th), Feast at the Monastery of Agios Soula (July 30th), Transfiguration of the Saviour at Fanes, Kiotari, Ialyssos and Akslepeios (August 6th), Dormition of Virgin Mary at Asklepeios, Vati, Kremasti, Ialyssos and at Kattavia (August 15th), On St Merkourio's day at Istrio (August 16th), On St Savva's day at Gennadi the first Saturday after August 15th, On St Fanourio's day at Ialyssos (August 27th), On the eve of the Decapitation of St John at Ialyssos and at Kalythies (August 29th), Feast of Archangel's Michael at Vati the first Saturday of September, Taxiarchi's at Koskinou (September 6th), Feast of Panagia Tsambika at Psinthos and at the Skiadeni Monastery (September 8th), Holy Cross at Kalythies and at Apollon (September 14th), On St Sergios' day at Ialyssos (October 7th), On St Sevastiani's day at Ialyssos (October 24th), On St Anargyri's day at Ialyssos (November 1st), On Archangel Michael's day at Mesanagros and at Ialyssos (November 8th), Feast of the Presentation at Ialyssos (November 21st), On St Barbara's day at Ialyssos (December 4th), On St Nicola's day at Ialyssos (Decmeber 6th)

Sport events: Rhodes International Cycling Race, Athletics, Auto race, Μοτο race

Sport clubs: D.A.N.S. Dorieus, Gymnastic Club "Diagoras", Rhodes Cycling Union "IALYSSOS", Soroni Cycling Union "Osios Loukas", Rhodes Cycling Union "Iviskos", Rugby Club "Kolossoi Rodou", Rhodes Bridge Club, Afandou Golf Club, Rhodes Nautical Club, Rhodes Diving Club, Sport Club "Naites Rodou", Sport Club "Rodos", A.P.S. "Floga", Sport Union of Rhodes Castle, Kattavia Sport Club, Rhodes Panogiannites Sport Club, Sport Club of Afandou Rhodites, Kalythies Sport Club "Stavros", Lardos Sport Club "Hercules", Rhodes Sport Union "Anagennisi", Sport Club "Helios", Maritsa Sport and Educational Club "Hercules", Archangelos Sport Club "Rhodes Archangelos", Damatria Sport Club "Demetra", Sport Club "Evagoras", Sport Club "Thyella Rodou", Kalovardes Sport Club, Sport Club "Kolossos Rodou", Sport Club "Orfeus", Platania Sport Club, Rhodes Judo Sport Club "Zygos", Sport Club of Lindos sport fans "Kleovoulos", Sport Panteliac Club, Agios Isidoros Sport Club, Apollones Sport Club "Apollo", Salakos Sport Club "Aspis", Kremasti Okinawa Te Karate και Jiu Jitsu Sport Club, Sport Club "Agios Georgios Malonas", Sport Club "Agios Nikolaos", Sport Club "Apollon Kalythion", Sport Club "Damagitos", Sport Club "Diagoras Vati", Dimylia Sport Club "Atrometos", Sport Club "Doxa Psinthou", Analipsi Basketball Sport Club "Iviskos", Neochori Basketball Sport Club "Ippotes Rodou", Sport Club "Nireus Rodou", Sport Club "Rodini Rodou", Soroni Sport-Educational Club "Euklis", "Akousilaos", Gymnastic Sport Club "Digenes", Ialyssos Gymnastic Sport Club, Archangelos Gymnastic and Educational Club "Ares", Gymnastic Club "Diagoras", Gymnastic Club "Foivos", Dodecanese Althemeli Gymnastic-Educational Club, Gymnastic-Educational Club "Aspis Apolakkia", Youth and Sport Organisation of Rhodes, Dodecanesian Sport Nautical Club "Dorieus Rodou", Rhodes Union-Diagoras, Moto Club "Ikaros Rodou", Educational-Sport Club "Anagennisi", A.O. Kremastis, A.O. Agiou Soula, Ialyssos Tennis Club, Sport fans' Club of Istrio, P.A.S. "Antagoras", Asklepeion Football Sport Club, Rhodian Tennis Club, Rhodes Billiard Club, Rhodes Sailing Sport Club, Agios Nikolaos Sport Club "Zefyros", Rhodes Water Sports Club

 
 
 

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