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Conception The island of the Sun The island of Knights
& Colossus
The island of Hibiscus
and Dama Dama
The emerald island
According to Pindar, Zeus prevailed over the Giants and he decided to divide the land to the Olympian Gods. The Sun missed the sharing, so Zeus was ready to do it again but the Sun stopped him and said that the piece of the earth that would emerge from the sea when he would rise the next day, would become his. When he rose the next morning, a beautiful and green island, Rhodes, emerged. The Sun was captivated by its beauty and since then, Rhodes became his island.
Design The island of the Sun The island of Knights
& Colossus
The island of Hibiscus
and Dama Dama
The emerald island
The Knights of St. John occupied the island in the 7th century and built the most important monument that Rhodes has today, the Medieval City which is member of OWHC and recognised by UNESCO.

Colossus of Rhodes is one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World and was built at some point during the Golden Age until Roman times. It was a huge bronze statue of the Sun God, about 31 meters tall which remained in place for only 66 years. According to Strabo, it was ruined in the earthquake of 227, but they did not raise it again, fearing an oracle.
Consulting The island of the Sun The island of Knights
& Colossus
The island of Hibiscus
and Dama Dama
The emerald island
According to mythology, the Sun married the beautiful nymph Rhodes, whose name is pronounced like the word rose in the Greek language. It is believed that a rose was depicted on the coins of the time of 408 B.C., however it was in fact an Hibiscus, the flower that it is said he gave his wife when they got married. Hibiscus is still a symbol that Rhodes is identified with.

Elafina means female deer in Greek and Rhodes was named after "Elafina" because Dama Dama deer of Rhodes is considered a symbol of the island and is part of its tradition. Apparently, it is one of the few deer species in Europe that have survived. There are many conjectures about how DamaDamadeer was found on the island of Rhodes. One of the stronlgy-believed theories is that it relates to the arrival of the Crusaders. Rhodes had many snakes and to protect their camps from them, they imported the deer and used it as a guard.At the entrance of the old port of the city, there are placed on columns two deer statues, a male and a female.
Photography The island of the Sun The island of Knights
& Colossus
The island of Hibiscus
and Dama Dama
The emerald island
Rhodes has been called "The emerald Island" due to its shape, which looks a lot like this particular gemstone.
The Different Names & Stories of Rhodes:

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go back to Rhodes
again and again?
What makes me
go back to Rhodes
again and again?
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