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“Very nice place - shame is not be maintained”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Parc Rodini Rhodes

Parc Rodini Rhodes
Ranked #113 of 249 things to do in Rhodes
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Very nice place - shame is not be maintained”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Very nice place for 1-2 hours of quite time with the childrens.
The park is based on very old park (it said it the oldest one in the world), lots of bridges that's looks great.
Nice river with ducks, fish and picoks around, the kids really enjoyed feeding them.
The place is not so maintained but still very nice.
It's possible to go along the river for a short walk.
If you can arrange with the taxi that brings you to pick up you after, its took us some time to pick up a taxi on the main road.

Visited August 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Green oasis near the busy city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

After getting tired of strolling in the busy city of Rhodes town and getting sunburnt quickly in the beaches, we really wanted a little silence, nature and shade, so this park was a gem for us.
Totally empty, no people around, just the gurgle of the little river, small waterfalls, tiny and cute wooden bridges zigzagging all the way, a real fantastic place. Full of beautiful flowers, hibiscus, oleander, huge shady trees.
We saw turtles, fishes, peacocks, ducks, geese, lots of cute kittens, all sorts of butterflies. Being the end of July we even found a large number of tiger moths, it seems they didn't know they should only visit the Valley of Butterflies :)
At the end of the path we could also visit the Hellenistic tombs, and caves, but unfortunately we didn't find the path leading to the western coast, so after a while just turned back, and walked through the amazing valley again the opposite direction.
If you ever thirst shade, silence, nature, relaxation, an easy walk through ancient rocks, the remains of an aqueduct, this is the perfect destination for you near Rhodes town.

Visited July 2013
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Belfast
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“Free and feel free there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

Rodini Park is easy to get to. From Rhodes town it is around 8 to 9 euro by taxi (1 way) and about 3 to 4 by bus. The bus station is very close to the taxi rank on the harbour where there is a string of sea front cafes.

The park was believed to be where Caeser, Mark Anthony, Cicero and other famous Greeks and Romans learnt retoric and general debate (political skills). It is not a natural park but was actually built which is hard to believe as in its rustic look it seems very natutral. There are wildlife of a harmless nature all around and the walks are so relaxing as it seems like a fairy glen. Every time I go to Rhodes I visit there.

It is even possible for someone with limited mobility to see some of the beauty without going far, but you get drawn in like hypnosis. I am over 22 stone but stll walk there slowly.

It gets few visitors in the spring and Autumn unless a wedding is happening there or an event. This means you get peace and quiet away from the tourist attractions. A walkers delight. A warning though - don't go right down to the stream unless you are fit as the paths to it are all risky and handrails can be very shaky. OK if you are fit. I hope to return there in a few weeks.

After your walk call in at the small open bar behind the function centre for a drink and the loo. It seems to be open in season and they will call a taxi for you back to town. I can get there by bus but seem to find difficulty getting back so I go by taxi. By the way admission is free - excellent.

Visited October 2011
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Rhodes Town, Greece
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“It could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

This park is located in the town of Rhodes and it is a vast area with plantation and monuments from the Hellenistic period, which means after the death of Alexander the Great. In the early 20th century it used to be a very popular recreation park for the citizens as it was supposed to have very healthy and full of minerals water supply. Families used to go and picnic there or spend the days of excursion. Unfortunately, today it is not so well preserved and although it still has a stream flowing in its centre, it is not wise to visit it late in the evening. During the day, especially if you are more than 2, it is a nice place to relax and walk among the tall trees. But it is not something you will always remember from Rhodes!! There are so many other places to go....

Visited March 2012
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Rhodes Town, Greece
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“Amazing Rodini Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

n the area known as Rodini at the end of Lindou Street, there was a monastery called Rhodine in the Byzantine period, of which nothing has so far been discovered. The name has survived, however, of this green, very attractive area, which is crossed by a small stream. Generally speaking, the entire nat¬ural environment, with its rich vegetation is a relic of ancient times, and has scarcely changed from the Hellenistic period to the present day. The area has been declared a protected monument, on account of both its exceptional natural beauty and its general archaeological importance.
The area is now approached by way of Lindou Street, from where a narrow, winding street leads to the ‘Ptolemaion’. Human intervention in the general natural environment of Rodini is represented by what was originally the Roman aqueduct, which was greatly used and maintained in the period of the Knights and the Turkish domination, a cavern structure and the rather unclear remains of what is probably an ancient villa or sanctuary.
A tomb of enormous dimensions cut into the soft rock, at which the winding road now ends, gives an idea of the colossal monuments that were by no means rare in ancient Rhodes. The south and west sides of the tomb extended down to the level of the Rodini stream. It is a rectangle in shape with a long side of 28.50 m., and stands on three cut steps. On all sides there are half-columns about 48 cm. wide and at least 5 m. high, like the sides of the rock above the steps. We know from other tombs that there were carved architraves above the columns, with metopes, triglyphs and a sima, and there was probably a similar arrangement here. Finally, the exterior of the monument was probably surmount¬ed by a pyramidal roof. The lush vegetation, and particularly the roots of the large trees have destroyed most sides of it, and only the north side, with the entrance to the tomb, is still almost intact. It is significant that the entrance is not in the middle of the north side, but towards the west end, on the axis of the ancient rural road that used to be known as Makry Steno (it now coincides with Pan. Tsaldari Street), which ran almost north-south as far as the entrance to the tomb. The entrance was deliberately set off-centre so that it could be seen from this road. At this point the road turns west and leads to other tombs.
For more information visit http://www.amazingrhodes.com

Visited January 2012
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