Events on Rhodes 2007
Carnival in Rhodes 18-19.02.2007
With a two-days
carnival, Rhodes celebrated for "Apokria", on Sunday, February 18th at the
Medieval Town and on Clean Monday, February 19th at Pevkakia, Rodini Park, under
the wings of Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Rhodes.
3rd Rhodes Medieval Festival 26. - 27.05.2007
NatWest Island Games XII June 30 to July 6, 2007.
Rhodes will host the NatWest Island Games XII from June 30 to July 6, 2007. Work has begun and is progressing at a rapid pace in preparation for the Games. In the past, Rhodes has successfully organized many world and international sports events, but this will be the largest in part due to the staging of fourteen different sports simultaneously.
"Rhodelios" is a little deer. It was chosen as a mascot because of the deer "Platoni", a species of deer that lives in the woods of Rhodes. Its scientific name is Dama Dama and Rhodes is hosting one of the few wild indigenous populations. Therefore, it became one of the symbols of Rhodes. It is presented in the entrance of Rhodes harbor, one of the most known spots of the island.
The design of the mascot was made by the young artist Nikos Spartalis and the name Rhodelios was proposed by pupils from a 6th Grade Primary School, after a contest that was organized by the Organizing Committee Rhodes 2007, including all Primary schools of Rhodes! "RHODELIOS" comes from the words RHODES and ELIOS (which means sun). This name refers to RHODES the Host Island of the NatWest Island Games XII Rhodes 2007 and the SUN which is also a symbol of the Island, due to the fact that the sun is shining 340 days a year!
"RHODELIOS" our mascot invites you to come to Rhodes and experience the NatWest Island Games XII Rhodes 2007 where 2700 athletes from 25 Islands world wide will compete in 14 different sports!!!!!
Visit the official website of the games by clicking http://www.rhodes2007.info
More information abouts events and more: City of Rhodes www.rhodes.gr