If you turn right at the end of Socrates Street into the tourist Orfeos Street, after a few meters you will find a clock tower dated from 1852. The clock still works today. Once it was supposed to tell the Greeks the Turkish time. The Turks issued strict rules for public life. They had determined exactly when and who was allowed to enter and leave the strategically important city.
Today you can climb the tower for an entrance fee. A steep wooden staircase leads to the top. Historical photos document the extensive restoration work. However, the enjoyment of the view is somehow limited. The four small windows at knee height do not allow a great panorama view of the the old town.
You can enjoy a coffee or drink at the open air cafeteria operating at the entrance of the tower, which is included in the entrance price.
Exploring the island at your own pace on a bicycle is an incredibly interesting way to experience Rhodes. Road cycling on Rhodes island is second to none and there is a huge variety in types and difficulty of routes to choose from. From nice gentle spins down the coastal roads or more energetic climbs up into the hills and gorgeous pine forests - you will be able to find a perfect cycling route just right for your preference.
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The castle of Feraclos (Feraklos) lies 150m high on a very sharp and rocky hill, on the eastern side of the island, overlooking the bays of Haraki and Agathi, opposite the coast of Asia Minor.
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Nestled down a small paved path, Kato Petres Beach is a breathtaking spot that exudes a tranquil and serene atmosphere. The absence of sun beds, parasols, and intrusive merchants creates a sense of untouched natural beauty that is hard to come by in other, more crowded destinations. Moreover, this secluded location is free from the noise and distractions of nearby tourism hot-spots, offering visitors an oasis of calm and relaxation.
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