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Nice port visit from cruise ship

Written by Rodney T W
When I went up on deck of the Costa Concordia early in the morning to get a look at Rhodes, I was surprised to see the walls, turrets and castle around the city. It had a Disneyland-look I didn't expect. For a cruise
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Kalipateira Sports Complex

The Kalipateira Sports complex is situated on the Rhodes-Kallithea Avenue, 3klm from Rhodes town center. The stadium was totally renovated during 2005-2006 in preparation for the NAT WEST ISLAND GAMES which successfully took place in 2007.

There are 2,000 seats covered by platforms and fully accessible for handicapped people.

The sports complex facilities include:

-An indoor training area with rubber floor, 85 m long, with 4 speed lanes track and a pit jump. It's located behind the seat platform, close to the main entrance.
-Located in the same area is a gym with strengthening equipment changing rooms, WC and a surgery.
-Athletics Stadium
-Football stadium and a 5x5 court
-Basketbal and Beach volley courts
-Judo court
-6 Grass and 2 clay tennis courts
-Model Racing track
-Skating ring
-Archery area
-At the southern side of the complex there is a discus throw cage and putting circles for training
-At eastern side there is an open air 125 m speed track, suitable for training.-Around the stadium and inside the complex, a controlled 1000m asphalt path is suitable for long distance running.

The Kalipateira Sport Complex is located in an area with a good range of hotels in all categories, restaurants, shops, traditional villages, beaches and attractions.

This year Rhodes will host the IRIS RHODES 2009- IBSA OPEN Europe Championships, June 04-14/2009 an Athletics competition for Blind and Visually Impaired athletes.

tel: +30 22410-31503, +30 22410-77066