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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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Gennadi Village

Municipality of South Rhodes
Population: 655
63km from Rhodes Town

Once a humble fishing village, Gennadi has developed into a small, cosy resort, with an original mixture of cosmopolitan resort atmosphere and unspoiled Greek traditions. Its greatest jewel being the exceptional beauty of its never-ending beach, which is well organized and during the summer months the Sunday afternoon beach parties have become legendary, lasting until well into the early hours of the morning.

Gennadi Village is located between the sea and the mountains thus offering visitors magnificent views. Walking through the village, one can see the Police Station, a relic from the Italian occupation on the island, the Olive press and the church of Aghios Ioannis the Theologian. The church of Saint Anastasia is built on top of the ruins of an older church that was known as the Temple of Resurrection. Characteristic of the architecture of the houses are the tall exterior walls which were built in the past to protect the village against pirate raids. On the 27th of September, International Tourism Day, a feast is organized at the beach by the Mayors office; it is a feast of acquaintance among visitors and locals served in the traditional manner of the region.