THE UNIQUE CULTURAL IDENTITY OF RHODES

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In Rhodes every corner of the town, every stone on the island hides a small part of its 2400-year history


Rarely does one have the chance to stroll into twenty-four centuries of history. Even more rarely is one able to spend time in such a remarkable place, where today, its inhabitants still share an amazing palette of multicultural influences.

Such a place is  Rhodes, whose Medieval Town was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988 in recognition of the uniqueness of the trans-cultural architectural wealth it  represents.
 
In Rhodes every corner of the town, every stone on the island hides a small part of its 2,400-year history. The meeting point of three continents, Rhodes has known many civilizations, while  its Greek language and culture has always prevailed.

Indeed, the unique cultural identity of Rhodes has been formed by the civilizations that have left their imprint on the island throughout history , from the ancient Greeks, the Romans,  the Byzantines, followed by The Order of the Knights of St. John, the  Ottomans, and the Italians.

Many are the monuments in Rhodes, which are evidence of its rich and varied past. Among them the Acropolis of Rhodes, with the Hellenistic Temple of Apollo and the Ancient Stadium, built in the 3rd century BC. This  area formed one of the most important centres of worship, education and recreation for the citizens of ancient Rhodes.

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An elegant replica of the magnificent Temple of Apollo stands in the courtyard of the SENTIDO Apollo Blue Hotel, blending in naturally with the landscape and matching the minimalistic design of the complex that is inspired by ancient Greek architecture.

The perfect setting for those in search of ancient Greece, the SENTIDO Apollo Blue Hotel combines the ancient  and the new in a resort of discreet luxury. 
Conveniently located on the east coast of the island of Rhodes, just 14 km from the Medieval Town and 35 km from historic Lindos,  it’s the ideal base for those  who intend to  explore  the historic sights of Rhodes.

According to Greek mythology, the island was a gift of the gods. Zeus presented the nymph, Rhodes, to his son Helios, the sun god, as his bride. That is why Rhodes is called the Island of the Sun.

Rhodes is myth, history, heritage,  a mosaic of cultures and images from yesterday and today that look to tomorrow- a meeting place of scholars, artists and personalities from all over the world. We invite you to  see, feel and live  the  unique cultural identity of Rhodes, and to  walk in the footsteps of Greek gods in the discreet luxury of the SENTIDO Apollo Blue Hotel.

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