Rhodes News (23)
After the great fire of 2008 that threatened the archaeological site of Ancient Kameiros, Rhodes, the Ministry of Culture ordered a study for the reconstruction of the site that remains abandoned for almost three decades.
Deer of Dama-dama, the famous species that lives only in Rhodes, have been found blind from unknown, until now, reason.
The British travel agency trivago.co.uk, one of the biggest travel agencies in the United Kingdom, ranks the island of Rhodes in the 3rd position among the most popular European islands.
With incredible audacity, two gypsy men, aged 56 and 24, had managed to take from various points in and out the town of Rhodes 35 stone onager shots of great historical and archaeological importance.
Another deer was found dead last Sunday afternoon in the forestal region close to Agios Soulas village, Rhodes island. The deer crashed with a car in its effort to cross the road.
The Municipality of Rhodes decided to reduce the number of cars that enter and park in the Old Town of Rhodes, in an effort to protect the medieval town and its monuments from pollution and to keep the traditional atmosphere.
The entire Palace of the Grand Master in Rhodes needs repairings and conservation, according to archaeologists, to avoid a similar incident that happened about a year ago, when part of the ramparts on the southern tower (present entrance) fell down.
The Secretariat of Ecology and Environment of Rhodes Working Centre and the Association for the Protection of the Environment of Rhodes are organizing a tree planting program in the forest areas that were burnt in last years' fires.
On January 24th, the union "Creative Pioneering" is taking a unique initiative, as it is organizing an attempt to gather paper for recycling in the town of Rhodes.
The two fires that started last week in Rhodes left behind 25,000 sq.m. of burnt forestal and agricultural areas as well as many damages in the archaeological site of ancient Kameiros.
Twi big fires burn the forests of Rhodes, one close to Kameiros and the other close to Glyfada. Strong winds are presently blowing over the island, which makes the work of the firemen extremely difficult.
The local authorities of Rhodes are planning to create a Colossus Park at the entrance of the port, to remind of the glory of the ancient statue of Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
An earthquake of 4.5 Richter took place on Monday, November 24th, between Rhodes and the Turkish coasts. The erathquake was noticveable, but it didn't cause any damage or panic.
A devastating wildire on the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, in the southeastern Aegean, which was raging on Sunday for the sixth day, was reported as having been contained on Sunday night.
The village Laerma, Central Rhodes, is threatened by the fire that remains uncontrolled from Tuesday afternoon.
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