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The ruins of Feraklos castle

By GeorgePlatis
Sitting 150m high on a steep and very rocky hill, Feraklos was one of the best fortified of the fortresses of the Knights of St. John in the early 1300’s because its place on the eastern side of the island of Rhodes – opposite the coast of Asia Minor, as well as the knights’ easy access to familiar sea routes to the Near East and northern Africa – made it a great look-out post from where the enemy ships approaching the island could be closely monitored. Before the Knights’ arrival to Rhodes from Cyprus, the island had been temporarily seized by Arab pirates, who used the fortress as a stronghold for a number of years.

Thank you all for your votes and your comments on my last upload! All are very much appreciated!


Tags: Rhodes Landscape and travel Feraklos castle

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 12:50PM
looks like the head of some huge reptile

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7 Jan 2014 12:57PM
Another fine landscape George,
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 1:12PM
Definitely looks like a giant crocodile - I can even see an eye and his snout!! Brilliant shot! Smile

gss 4 1 Romania
7 Jan 2014 1:14PM
As a proponent of asymmetrical images, it can only delight me!
And Greece is one of the most enchanting countries, both in landscape and the history and civilization
So adding the two reasons above, can only result an excellent image!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 1:31PM
That gorgeous sky is a great b/g for that craggy outlook!
Beautifully composed image George.
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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Jan 2014 1:44PM
A wonderful composition, George, I wish the sky was as blue as that here today Smile Carol
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
7 Jan 2014 2:03PM
Oh that sky Superb setting off a wonderful landscape.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 2:17PM
I like everything about this George, from narrative to image. Lovely work. Grin Peter.
Great shot - did you go to the top of that rocky bit?
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Jan 2014 2:45PM
One can easily see why this would make a great look out--- Splendid image!
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 2:55PM
Lovely shot to look at, especially in mid-winter.Smile

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 3:39PM
belting comp george wonderful detail and tones a cracker nice one Wink
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 6:34PM
Lovely calm scene of beauty George
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 7:04PM
Beautiful image George,

Ali Smile
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 7:32PM
Superb one George.

Quote:A wonderful composition, George, I wish the sky was as blue as that here today Smile Carol
I agree ,and hope about the sky too ! - Beautiful !GrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2014 8:26AM
Superb place! I have been there once... Love your image George...
Well seen... IB

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