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In the ancient city, the main attractions are: the theater, the stadium (200 meters long and 35 meters wide) and the remains of the Temple of Apollo.
The main attractions in the knight city from the Middle Ages are the Grand Master's Palace, Archaeological museum, the city walls and the Mandraki harbor (The colossus would have stood at the entrance of this).

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Oudgriekse replica's

Busts, vases, oil lamps and even entire statues from classical antiquity are for sale in Rhodes Town near the museum, of course as replicas. Icons are also offered. Replicas of classic jewelry can be found at the jewelers.

The sponge island of Kálymnos, which also belongs to the Dodecanese, supplies Rhodes with yellow and brown natural sponges. During the season, the divers sometimes also enter the Mandráki harbor to sell the fruits of their dangerous work directly.

Those with good mobility can see Rhodes Town from a side that even the native population often does not know and discover a few gems of streets.

You can take a piece of Rhodes home with you in the form of fragrant thyme, sheep's cheese, ouzo and colorful ceramics. Beware, your stay in Rhodes can get expensive! The range of shops, jewelers and craft shops easily equals that of a large city. Rhodes Town and Lindos in particular offer, in addition to the usual range, a wide range of luxury items such as fur coats and valuable jewellery. As a souvenir you can choose from an abundance of small, useful and above all useless objects.

Rhodos' specialty is colorfully painted plates that can serve as wall decoration. In classical antiquity, the dishes, jars, vases and cups from Rhodes were known throughout the Mediterranean. This tradition has been preserved to some extent: the potters of Rhodes enjoy a good reputation throughout Greece, but the hand or foot-operated potter's wheel has been replaced by an electric potter's wheel. Nevertheless, it is worth visiting a pottery and seeing the different stages of the ceramics production process.

Greek culture and Greek food have a lot in common.
Not only was one of the world's first cookbook authors a Greek, the subject of "food" also appears regularly in Greek mythology forward.

In the story about Tantalos, for example, who was king of Lydia. He was a son of supreme god Zeus himself and friends with many important gods. Every day he was allowed to eat at Zeus' table. An honor that a george zorbasmortal man almost never happened. It made Tantalos haughty and that was bad for him. He invited the gods to his table, where, unknown to them, he set before them his son Pelops, who had been slain for the occasion. He wanted to prove that the gods were not as omniscient as they pretended to be. But that was disappointing: all the gods immediately noticed what was happening, except Demeter, who was so preoccupied with worry that she didn't realize what she was eating. Mythological gods never just got angry, they were always angry. That was now happening in full force. Tantalo's son was put back together in no time thanks to their special powers.

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