The Ruins of the Ancient City Kamiros, Rhodes Island, Greece

In prehistoric times the Mylantian gods, who taught mankind milling and kneading, were worshipped here; a Mycenaean necropolis have been excavated at Kalavarda, west of Kamiros. Findings from the Geometric period (8th c. BC) testify the existence of a temple dedicated to Athena on the Acropolis. It is known that the earthquake of 226 BC destroyed the Classical city and probably the Classical temple of Athena Kameiras. http://discover-rhodes.com/explore/places-to-visit/ancient-kamiros/

It was in 2012 that I visited this place, and I had only a digital instamatic camera held in hand. We did not know about this place until we asked the hotel owner at where we stayed of interesting places we could visit in the island. As instructed we, we took the public bus from Rodes town and head off to this place.

 

See Naples and Die

The Phrase ‘See Naples and die’ or in Italian Vedi Napoli e poi Muori was a reference that the city is so beautiful there is nothing to top it and therefore no reason to go on living, as in ‘You’ve seen it all.’ Here are some facts that I have gathered about this beautiful city:

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Naples has a total of 448 historical churches (1000 in total), making it one of the most Catholic cities in the world in terms of the number of places of worship.IMG_6235

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Naples was the most-bombed Italian city during World War II.

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Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The Phlegraean Fields around Naples has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. The earliest Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC.

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Naples’ historic city centre is the largest in Europe, covering 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) and enclosing 27 centuries of history, and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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Naples is traditionally credited as the home of pizza. This originated as a meal of the poor, but under Ferdinand IV it became popular among the upper classes: famously, the Margherita pizza was named after Queen Margherita of Savoy after her visit to the city.

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Naples is the Italian city with the highest number of accredited stars from the Michelin Guide.

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Naples and its surroundings also gave birth to many of Italian directors and actors such as Sophia Loren, the academy award winner who was born in the Pozzuoli area of Naples.

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Naples hosts what is thought to be the oldest state university in the world, in the form of the University of Naples Federico II, which was founded by Frederick II in 1224.

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Burano Italy, a Venice’s island

Picturesque Burano is known for its brightly colored fishermen’s houses and its casual eateries serving seafood from the lagoon. The Museo del Merletto has exhibits on the development of lace-making in the area, and shops sell lace products like linens and clothes, as well as the local butter cookies called “bussolai buranei.” The ancient Chiesa di San Martino has a leaning 17th-century bell tower.

Murano Island in Venice, Italy

The island of Murano is renowned for its long tradition of glass-making. It is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. If you are to buy your authentic Murano glass or chandelier, this is the place to get them.