Church/Monastery in Rhodes (Rodos)


Built in 1780, the monastery was founded by Alexandros Ypsilantis during his exile in Rhodes. He was a Greek prince, ruler of Walachia and Moldavia, engaged in various wars against the Ottomans. His grandson lead the Filiki Eteria that began the Greek Revolution in 1821.
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Part of the monastery complex is the church. Its icon to the Blessed Virgin is considered one of Rhodes’ most important; it is miracle working (especially for the ill) and protects the village.
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Just off the main square in Lindos, this cross-shaped 14th century church has an octagonal dome and whitewashed walls. Its dark interior, with a black and white pebbled floor, is decorated with eighteenth-century frescoes of male saints on the right and female on the left.
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This Byzantine church dates from the 11th or 12th century is on the east of Museum Square in Rhodes Old Town. The church is cross-shaped with Gothic features added by the Knights.
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The ruins of this church are in the Old Town near the Grand Masters Palace. It was built during the early 14th century and is dedicated to Saint John, patron of the Order.
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Inside the monastery is the church of the Knights with distinctive round domes. The church was built over the remains of an Early Christian basilica. It has four chapels.
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The old monastery of Panagia Tsambika, 25km south of Rhodes Town between Kolymbia and Archangelos, is built on top of a hill and offers stunning views of the surrounding area, while the larger newer church is on the main Rhodes-Lindos road, just north of Archangelos.
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Near the Seven Springs. An archway leads to steps up to the grandiose Byzantine style church shadowed by columnar cypress trees. The separate campanile, with a tiered construction, is borrowed from a later period.
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Located close to Dimilia, this is one of the most striking Byzantine churches in this area is decorated with 15th century frescoes.
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This small chapel, inland near the west coast town of Soroni, attracts thousands of locals for its name day celebrations on July 29 and 30. Among its attractions are horse and donkey races!
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Dating from 1060 this church was built in the shape of a cross but extended later to accommodate a larger congregation. There are some noteworthy frescos. Next to the church is a small museum of ancient religious artefacts, bibles and icons and articles of village life.
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This catholic church is in Trianda.
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Catholic Cemetery near the Saturday market venue on the coastal Rhodes – Kalithea road.
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A 3-aisled church, whose central aisle ends up in a half -hexagonal apse. Its frescoes are from the 14th and 15th centuries. It was used as a mosque during the Ottoman occupation and it is said that Suleiman the Great prayed there after he conquered the city.
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Also known as San Francisco, this catholic church is close to the walls of the Old Town and the Rhodes University, this church has an impressive bell tower and stark statue of a Franciscan monk.
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This small white stained nunnery was in an ideal setting of olive and pine groves until a forest fire swept through the area in 2009. The monastery was built in the 19th century.
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This monastery is dedicated to the Archangel Michael near the village of Laerma, built around the thirteenth century over much earlier foundations. There are some remarkable frescoes.
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This church was built in the 17th century on the foundations of an older and grander Christian basilica. It is decorated with unique frescoes.
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This church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, in Kremasti on the coastal Rhodes-Diagoras airport road, is one of the islands largest. Its 15th August festival day attracts thousands of locals.
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You will find this monastery on a hill top near Soroni on Rhodes’ west coast.
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Located on a hill top near Afandou on the main Rhodes-Lindos national road, this monastery is worth a trip.
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This church is notable because it has frescoes dating from the 15th century.
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This catholic church is centrally located in the new town of Rhodes, near the casino.
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This aisle-less church near the namesake city gate dates from the 15th century and was used as a mosque during the Ottoman occupation.
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This is a cross form church with cupola, the northern arm of the cross is shorter and ends up in a adjacent structure with rib vault. Its frescoes are probably of the late 15th and the early 16th century. It was used as a mosque during the Ottoman occupation.
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Within the walls of the Old Town near the main commercial harbour, this late Gothic (14th century) building was badly damaged in World War II bombing. Only the church’s three apses remain standing today.
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This Gothic church stands in the medieval city of Rhodes, at the end of a small street near the house of Prince Djem. With one single aisle, it was built during the Knights rule.
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This Byzantine church is on the street of the same name in Old City of Rhodes. Built during the 13th century, it is in the shape of a cross and decorated with frescoes and icons. Its Good Friday Easter procession is considered one of the town’s best.
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Rhodes cathedral, with impressive architecture and interior frescoes and icons, was built in 1925 by the Italians following the design of the old gothic Church of Saint John (which is located in the Old City of Rhodes) and was also dedicated to the patron of the Order (Saint John).
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