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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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Although one does not expect to sit and watch television on their vacation Greek television has great scope for those who are addicts or just want to relax after a long day on the beach. A wide variety of television options are available in the majority of hotels on the island. There are currently three state-run channels: ET1, NET and ET3 together with several private channels namely Mega Channel, Alpha TV, Alter Channel, ANT1 and Star Channel. Rhodes has a good selection of local channels the majority of programs are Greek related but quite frequently American soaps and movies are shown.

A few satellite broadcasts are made from CNN International, EuroNews and Eurosport which are broadcasted by the state companies, enabling the more inquisitive visitor to catch up with international news and events.

Both the state and private channels frequently show English-language films and popular American soap series such as Friends, Prison Break, CSI, Lost, Desperate Housewives, NCIS with Greek subtitles. The Greeks rarely dub with the exception to children's cartoons or Walt Disney movies, the level of English spoken on the island is highly renowned and additional costs for dubbing is obviously an additional cost.

Primary pay T.V. channel is NOVA. This consists of 4 film channels Nova 1, 2 and 3 which show the latest blockbusters and most recent soaps as previously mentioned. Nova Sports channel consist of six sports channels, showing premier league sports and a children's channel. For access to further channels a satellite dish is required to view MTV, History channel, Discory Channel, National Georgraphic, Eurosport, CNN to name a few. The majority of hotels on the island incorporate these facilities.

A good selection of foreign newspapers are available several of which are published on the same or the following day. Newspapers can be purchased at most tourist shops located within hotels or at various newsagents, the most popular location for a good selection would be at the two kiosks situated at the Mandraki Harbour. Additionally, English versions of the International Herald Tribune, Kathimerini, Athens News and Athens Plus are amongst a few publications printed on a weekly basis, covering Greek and international issues.

The most popular local daily newspaper on the island is RODIAKI which is also distributed to the neighbouring Dodecanese islands.

88 FM -Rodos Radio 1 The music station of south-east Greece. 24 hours a day top broadcasting all international hits.