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Rhodes, Greece

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Hi Folks,

I was during the last week of september on the Island of Rhodes in Greece. Me and my girlfriend spent a wunderful week there, we visited as much sites as possible in our limited time. We went to Lindos, Petaloudes (Butterfly Valley), Epta Piges (Seven Sprins), Rhodes Town, Kalithea and the southern end of the Island. It is a very nice island - except of the typical greek problem with their waste management...

In the first part of my Travel Log I will show some pictures of palms and other plants I saw in Rhodes.

At first some pictures of Kalithea, a former Roman bath

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This is what remains after the RPW...

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Here some plants in Lindos.

At first two Plumerias. Plumeria is a widely used plant all over the island. I love it!!

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Bougainvillea

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Then I went to Lardos, where Maurice lives. Unfortunately He wasn't in Rhodes at the time, but he told me where I can find his house to take some pictures. The Bismarckia at first is at a neighbouring house.

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Nice Phoenix Dactylifera and Archontophoenix Cunninghamia

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Howea Forsteriana, Chameodorea Plumosa and some Archontos

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here is also a Roystonea... somewhere...

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cute kitty with palms

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Once I stopped at a nursery. Just wanted to see what they have to offer and I was surprized to see a relatively large variety of palms. Until now that was very unusual in Greece.

Wodyetias

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Bismarckia Nobilis

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Many Cactus and Syagrus Rom./Phoenix Dactyliferas in the background

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Archontophoenix Alexandrae

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There were also Butia Capitata, Dypsis Decaryi and a lot of Phoenix Roebellenii

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Different Phoenix in Rhodes Town

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Ficus Iyrata

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Bougainvillea with washingtonia

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Plumeria

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Huge Ficus

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Archontophoenix (??) in a park

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Chamaerops Humilis in the same park

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Howea Forsteriana

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The same Kentia

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This was the first part of my trip to Rhodes. I will post also some other pictures of the island in a different post the next days. I hope you liked the first pictures :)

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Very interesting, but unable to see some pics.

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Cool pics! Interesting place.

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Very interesting, but unable to see some pics.

Hi Rafael,

are you still unable to see the pics? Unfortunately I don't know what I could change in my settings so you can see them...

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Very interesting, but unable to see some pics.

Hi Rafael,

are you still unable to see the pics? Unfortunately I don't know what I could change in my settings so you can see them...

Now i see them all! thnkx!

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Hi Janni,

Nice work capturing my little island - sorry I couldn't be there for your visit.

Funny, I haven't seen the King in the park - although I know exactly where that would be and have a good idea where it came from. The Kentia is a surprise as well ( although I know of 2 smaller trunking ones on the island ) and that's the first time I've seen those red plumeria ( must be the only on the island ).

Glad you had a good time. Come on back!

Regards

Maurice

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wonderful pix! the howeas are very thick in the trunk,there. here in socal they are more slender.

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Janni,

thanks for the great tour !

Danny

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Funny, I haven't seen the King in the park - although I know exactly where that would be and have a good idea where it came from. The Kentia is a surprise as well ( although I know of 2 smaller trunking ones on the island ) and that's the first time I've seen those red plumeria ( must be the only on the island ).

Hi Maurice,

I guess you should walk with the curiosity of a tourist through the streets of rhodes and you will see things you maybe never have seen before. I was really amazed about the tropical plants and trees I saw.

The King palm is in a small park near a Goody's Restaurant. (I think there is only one in Rhodes Town)

And the Kentia is near the road of the knights (Ippoton Rd.) It really has a thick trunk and relatively small/short leaves for the size of trunk.

As for the red plumeria, I saw them in many gardens throughout the island. But the white one is of course more popular.

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Hi Janni,

Nice work capturing my little island - sorry I couldn't be there for your visit.

Funny, I haven't seen the King in the park - although I know exactly where that would be and have a good idea where it came from. The Kentia is a surprise as well ( although I know of 2 smaller trunking ones on the island ) and that's the first time I've seen those red plumeria ( must be the only on the island ).

Glad you had a good time. Come on back!

Regards

Maurice

Really nice photos , Rhodes is a wonderful island !

Those red plumerias are in the garden of National Bank of Greece near marina . I have take cuttings from there . There is also one trunking kentia in Mitropolis garden , and i have seen one fruiting one but i don ' t remember where it was .

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Janni- Thnaks for sharing...I really enjoyed the photos- Peter

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ive been on Rhodos too once..i have visited Greece several times. Last year i was on Kefalonia. I like the country and the people very much...I closed Greece for always in my hart...i will keep visiting other parts..

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Was there last August. Here are my pictures.

The medieval Knight’s Castle in Rhodes town was beautifully restored.

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look close enough and you see a leopard on the mosaic floor.

They do not make ceilings like this any more.

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The real thing, not the set for a period movie!

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One can imagine knights rushing through these passageways or gathering around the fireplace to discuss the next campaign!

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The famous Rhodes Kentia palm.

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The beaches on the windward side of the town are not particularly user-friendly.

They offer however nice views and plenty of space for kite and wind surfers!

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Hello everyone,

I have just come back from Rhodes.

I was searching for some palms and I also spent nice evening with Maurice (mlovecan). He showed me his garden and we went across surrounding villages finding some palms.

He also informed me about the RPW disaster on Rhodes which killed 95% of palms.

Here are some pictures:

Syagrus rom.

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Phoenix canariensis which doesn't look much healthy and few Trachycarpus fortunei with bananas

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Canariensis blooming

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Dypsis decaryi

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How to live with Phoenix :D

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Here we go to photos from Maurice's garden, he has nice and healthy Archantophoenixes, Sabal mexicana, P. roebelenii x canariensis crossed palm, trithrinax and Jubaeopsis caffra. Phoenix dactylifera, Washingtonia, Chamaerops and Howea were there also.

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Trithrinax:

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Big P. dactylifera

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Here we can see Howea and Jubaeopsis:

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Following photos are from Rhodes the main city.

Chamaerops humilis in the shade of pines:

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Phoenix dactylifera in the moat:

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Sad remains of Phoenix killed by RPW:

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Our famous Howea :D #2013, it is next to the castle of Grandmaster:

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Big Phoenix dactylifera in the Rhodes museum:

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Old Washingtonia robusta in the museum:

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Livistona chinensis the near to the port:

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Phoenix hillside:

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Some Washingtonia filifera near to my room in the hotel:

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I hope you enjoyed my photos!

Regards

Andrew

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Ondra, thanks for posting those great pictures! That dactylifera in the museum looks really nice!

Milos

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Great photos. Thx for posting.

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Andrew,

Nice pics, some more!!!!

You must have had a nice stay in Rhodes!

Thanks,

Philippe

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Thank you all!

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Thanks for posting.

Really interesting to see what is by Greek standards a great variety of palms.

That was a useful nursery.

Interesting kentia.

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