Music School of Rhodes (Greece)
The Music School of Rhodes is a school located on Rhodes Island in the Koskinou region of Greece, which specialises in teaching music. The current head teacher of the school is Theodora Tsimpouri, it opened in September 1993 with 10 teachers. At the end of summer 2013, the school was recorded to have a roll of 68 teachers; the school is made up of 12 sections of which 8 are for pupils in the first 3 years of high school and 4 for the use of pupils in the last 3 years of high school. Although the school specialises in music, other subjects are taught to pupils such as maths, physics and languages; the school is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:00 to 3:15. The opening of the music school came about due to the demand for a music school from the Music School's Arts Committee; when the school was founded in 1993, it had only 10 teachers: P. Giannakitsa, T. Tsimpouri, E. xatzinikolaou, K. Loukas, B. Kattavenakis, H. Anastasiadis, S. Perselis, G. Paragios, E. Statha, I. Dermitzakis and N. Zervos.
The announcement of the creation of the school received lots of negative reactions from the public. Many people felt suspicious about the idea. Others were doubtful at the idea of a school, so different from any other schools, specialising in one particular subject. During the school's first year of operation, the school had problems regarding the housing of students. For the first few days of operation, the housing for the school was situated in Rodini park; however it was transferred to the 6th Lykeio of Rhodes. Conflict between the Music School of Rhodes and the admission of the 6th school of Rhodes caused the Music school to transfer to an area called'Therme'. After the problems with the housing and conflict with the 6th school of Rhodes, the music school was moving back on track. During the second year of operation, the school building was divided into 3 sections for smoother running of teaching. In this case, there are 2 sections of the building, provided to the first year pupils and the last section was allocated to the use of second years, since there were 46 1st year pupils and 25 2nd year pupils at the time.
However, the housing problem was still one of the major issues to the school, owing to several numbers of insufficient classrooms, the teachers have spent most of their time teaching at the kitchen or in the yard if the condition allowed. In addition to the smooth running, more teachers have joined the School: M. Pavlidou, M. Sotiraki, H. Xatzinikolaou, G. Stintixaki, E. Volonaki, A. Santoriniou, E. Ioannidou, P. Kouvaras, G. Kotis, S. Xatzinikolaou, Xatzipapas, T. Athanasopoulos; as the time moved onto the third year of operation, the school has found the way to temporarily solve its housing problem. As a result, the location of the school was transferred from'Therme' to “Gold Court” at Afantou area; as the school was into a more stable situation and the buildings was in good condition, the 4 sections of the building were allocated as 1 section for the 1st years, 2 sections for 2nd years and 1 section for the 3rd years. As a success achievement of the year, the school won the 2nd award at the 1st PanHellenic music competition for their Byzantine Choir and 1st place in both piano and European Choir.
The overall structure of the high school has been completed with the addition of 4th, 5th and 6th years, the school has gained support from EU funds for their new building at'Asgourou'. As a massive improvement at the end of the year the school has participated in the 2nd PanHellenic music competition and has taken four 1st places in different areas; the music school hosts events and festivals for the public to attend. The events that are held vary from operas to concerts. Other events are culturally themed such as the "Singing in Asia minor" event. Another event which featured at the Music School of Rhodes Island was the "Music Stand" event which took viewers into Alexandros Papadiamantis' word of romantic short stories; the Music School of Rhodes hold a music festival every year in which its students get to take part in the event. The music school, along with the Department of the Dodecanese of the South Aegean Region and the Municipal Culture Sports Organisation of the Municipality of Rhodes, is set to be hosting a festival showcasing the Creation of Contemporary Music.
The main purpose of the event is to allow young musicians to express themselves and show their talents by providing them with the best possible opportunity for expression. All, required to allow students to perform at the festival is that they have passed the music audition before the festival begins; this festival is the 3rd of its kind following the success of the 2nd festival, organised by the Region of Southern Aegean, Department of Culture, took place in 2011. The 2nd Festival of Contemporary Music Creation lasted 2 days and consisted of 25 bands, consisting of the Dodecanese, performing over the 2 days; the 1st festival, lasting only 1 day, brought 1000 spectators and the 2nd festival brought more than 1500 spectators over the 2 days it ran for. The reason as to why the music school itself was chosen to hold all 3 of the festivals is due to the fact that its location combines historical monuments and natural beauty providing the perfect backdrop to the festivals; the 3rd festival of the Creation of Contemporary Music is divided into 3 phases.
The 1st phase
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece and is the island group's historical capital. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Rhodes regional unit, part of the South Aegean administrative region; the principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Rhodes. The city of Rhodes had 50,636 inhabitants in 2011, it is located northeast of southeast of Athens and just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey. Rhodes' nickname is The island of the Knights, named after the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, who once conquered the land. Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; the Medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe; the name of the U. S. state of Rhode Island is thought to be based on this island. The island has been known as Ρόδος in Greek throughout its history. In addition, the island has been called Rodi in Italian, Rodos in Turkish, Rodi or Rodes in Ladino.
The Travels of Sir John Mandeville incorrectly reports that Rhodes was called "Collosus", through a conflation of the Colossus of Rhodes and Paul's Epistle to the Colossians, which refers to Colossae. The island's name might be derived from erod, Phoenician for snake, since the island was infested with snakes in antiquity; the island of Rhodes is shaped like a spearhead, 79.7 km long and 38 km wide, with a total area of 1,400 square kilometres and a coastline of 220 km. Limestone is the main bedrock; the city of Rhodes is located at the northern tip of the island, as well as the site of the ancient and modern commercial harbours. The main air gateway is located 14 km to the southwest of the city in Paradisi; the road network radiates from the city along the west coasts. Outside of the city of Rhodes, the island is dotted with small villages and spa resorts, among them Faliraki, Kremasti, Pefkos, Afantou, Koskinou, Embona and Trianta. There are mineral-rich spring water used to give medicinal baths and the spa resorts offer various health treatments.
Rhodes is situated 363 km east-south-east from the Greek mainland, 18 km from the southern shore of Turkey. The interior of the island is mountainous, sparsely inhabited and covered with forests of pine and cypress. While the shores are rocky, the island has arable strips of land where citrus fruit, wine grapes, vegetables and other crops are grown; the Rhodian population of fallow deer was found to be genetically distinct in 2005, to be of urgent conservation concern. In Petaloudes Valley, large numbers of tiger moths gather during the summer months. Mount Attavyros, at 1,216 metres, is the island's highest point of elevation. Earthquakes include the 226 BC earthquake. On 15 July 2008, Rhodes was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake causing minor damage to a few old buildings and one death. Rhodes has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate; the island was inhabited in the Neolithic period. In the 16th century BC, the Minoans came to Rhodes. Greek mythology recalled a Rhodian race called the Telchines and associated the island of Rhodes with Danaus.
In the 15th century BC, Mycenaean Greeks invaded. After the Bronze Age collapse, the first renewed outside contacts were with Cyprus. Homer mentions. In the 8th century BC, the island's settlements started to form, with the coming of the Dorians, who built the three important cities of Lindos and Kameiros, which together with Kos and Halicarnassus made up the so-called Dorian Hexapolis. In Pindar's ode, the island was said to be born of the union of Helios the sun god and the nymph Rhodos, the cities were named for their three sons; the rhoda is a pink hibiscus, native to the island. Diodorus Siculus added that one of the sons of Helios and Rhode, travelled to Egypt, he taught the Egyptians astrology. In the second half of the 8th century, the sanctuary of Athena received votive gifts that are markers for cultural contacts: small ivories from the Near East and bronze objects from Syria. At Kameiros on the northwest coast, a former Bronze Age site, where the temple was founded in the 8th century, there is another notable contemporaneous sequence of carved ivory figurines.
The cemeteries of Kameiros and Ialyssos yielded several exquisite exemplars of the Orientalizing Rhodian jewellery, dated in the 7th and early 6th centuries BC. Phoenician presence on the island at Ialysos is attested in traditions recorded much by Rhodian historians; the Persians invaded and overran the island, but they were in turn defeated by forces from Athens in 478 BC. The Rhodian cities joined the Athenian League; when the Peloponnesian War broke out in 431 BC, Rhodes remained neutral, although it remained a member of the League. The war lasted until 404 BC, but by this time Rhodes had withdrawn from the conflict and decided to go her own way. In 408 BC, the cities united to form one territory, they built the city of a new capital on the northern end of the island. Its regular plan w
Kattavia is a small village located on the southernmost tip of the island of Rhodes. It is located within the municipal unit of South Rhodes and was at the epicentre of the 2008 Dodecanese earthquake. Kattavia is a part of the Municipality of Southern Rhodes, one of 10 municipalities on Rhodes; the municipality seat is Gennadi, located about 14 km north of Kattavia. Kattavia village square or platia is situated over a creek, dry for most of the year; the village has five full-service cafes and two general stores. Kattavia is considered to be a traditional village which hasn't been affected much by overdevelopment; the Municipality of Southern Rhodes requires all new construction to adhere to strict traditional building designs when located within the village limits. In recent years, the village has become a destination due to its proximity to Prasonisi, a popular windsurfing beach; when the Knights Hospitaller ruled Rhodes, Kattavia was turned into a fortified village where the population could find refuge when attacked by forces of the Ottoman Empire.
The church of Agia Paraskevi, the patron saint of the village, the church of Panagia Katholiki a 10th-century church located within the villages cemetery. On the way to Prasonisi on the right hand side, the archaeological site of “Vroulia” is found, it is an ancient coastal settlement that many to believe to the predessecor to modern day Kattavia known for its terracotta vessels called “vessels of Vroulia”. Other historical sites include: Saint George Saint Minas Prophet Elias Apostle Paul Saint Panteleimonas Saint Mark Kattavia's current population is 250 people, but its registered population is around 600. In the summer months the population of Kattavia swells to over 700, due to the Greek Diaspora returning home from countries such as the United States and Australia; the village's patron saint is Aghia Paraskevi. Her feast day is July 26. Festivals throughout the year include: Saint Paraskevi on July 26; the festival ends the next evening. Saint Panteleimonas on July 27; the festival takes place the night before and ends the next evening Dormition of the Virgin Mary on August 15.
Fürst, Florian Rhodes: An Up-to-date Travel Guide Nelles, Munich, p. 59, ISBN 3-88618-239-8 Dubin, Marc Stephen "Kattaviá and Prassoníssi" The Dodecanese and the East Aegean islands: Includes Rhodes, Kos and Lesvos Rough Guides, London, pp. 140–142 ISBN 1-84353-472-X Riak, Patricia Concealing and Revealing. The Sousta as Honorable Dance on the Island of Rhodes. Ph. D. Thesis, School of Politics and Anthropology, La Trobe University, Australia; this is a postgraduate thesis in Social Anthropology reconstructing the traditional wedding in the village of Kattavia during the inter-war period 1925-1940. A copy of the thesis is housed at the Municipal Library of Rhodes in the Old Medieval Town. South Rhodes website
Koskinou is a village on the Greek island of Rhodes. It is located 5 miles from Rhodes town and 6 miles from the island resort of Faliraki and the Music School of Rhodes. Koskinou is famous for its unique traditional houses decorated with vibrant colours. There is a major festival on July 17 when the village celebrates the name day of St. Marina with customary music and dancing; the village is part of the Kallitea-Rhodes Municipality. The local football team called Diyenis Koskinou reside in the fourth division of the Greek league. Discover Rhodes
South Rhodes is a former municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rhodes, of which it is a municipal unit; the municipal unit comprises the southernmost portion of the island, is a result of a union of ten former communities: At the 2011 census, the population was 3,561. It has a land area of 379.050 km², covering about 27 percent of the island's area. The seat of the municipality was in a town of 655 inhabitants. / South Rhodes official website Logo of South Rodes
Faliraki is the primary seaside resort village on the Greek island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese. It is situated on Faliraki Bay, on the northeastern coast, about 14 km south of the town of Rhodes and 10 km southeast of the airport, it is part of the municipality Kallithea. Faliraki is a popular tourist destination with a 5 km stretch of 12 FEE Blue Flags. At the Southern end of Faliraki beach there is an official naturist beach called Mandomata Beach, which has a small tavern as well as a couple of public toilets. Faliraki has rediscovered itself as a cosmopolitan, vibrant centre of tourism catering to many nationalities and all age groups. Faliraki boasts the largest water park in Greece, a state-of-the-art bowling park, a history park, a fun-park for families and younger children; the centre of the town in July and August, is buzzing with younger children and families. As well as traditional Greek cuisine there are restaurants specialising in Chinese, Mexican and British cuisine. Along the beach front there are taverns, restaurants and tourist shops.
The fishing harbour of St Apostolos is a hub of activity in the morning, whilst the fishing boats unload their catch, the day cruisers depart and locals congregate for their coffee. Faliraki Municipality at the Greek Tourist Board Association of family-run Studios and Apartments Rhodes Timetable for sea shuttle Faliraki-Rhodes
Lindos is an archaeological site, a fishing village and a former municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rhodes, of which it is a municipal unit; the municipal unit has an area of 178.9 km2. It lies on the east coast of the island, it is about 50 km south of the town of Rhodes and its fine beaches make it a popular tourist and holiday destination. Lindos faces the fishing village and small resort of Charaki. Lindos was founded by the Dorians led by the king Tlepolemus of Rhodes, who arrived in about the 10th century BC, it was one of six Dorian cities in the area known as the Dorian Hexapolis. The eastern location of Rhodes made it a natural meeting place between the Greeks and the Phoenicians, by the 8th century Lindos was a major trading centre. In the 6th century it was ruled by one of the Seven Sages of Greece; the importance of Lindos declined after the foundation of the city of Rhodes in the late 5th century BC.
In classical times the acropolis of Lindos was dominated by the massive temple of Athena Lindia, which attained its final form in around 300 BC. In Hellenistic and Roman times the temple precinct grew. In early medieval times these buildings fell into disuse, in the 14th century they were overlaid by a massive fortress built on the acropolis by the Knights of St John to defend the island against the Ottomans. Above the modern town rises the acropolis of Lindos, a natural citadel, fortified successively by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Knights of St John and the Ottomans; this makes the site difficult to interpret archaeologically. The acropolis has views of coastline. On the acropolis of Lindos today parts of the following buildings may still be seen: The Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, dating from about 300 BC, built on the site of an earlier temple. Inside the temple is the table of offerings and the base of the cult statue of Athena; the Propylaea of the Sanctuary dating from the 4th century BC.
A monumental staircase leads to a wall with five door openings. The Hellenistic stoa with lateral projecting wings, dating from about 200 BC; the stoa consisted of 42 columns. The well-known relief of a Rhodian trireme cut into the rock at the foot of the steps leading to the acropolis. On the bow stood a statue of General Hagesander, the work of the sculptor Pythokritos; the relief dates from about 180 BC. The Hellenistic staircase leading to the main archaeological area of the acropolis. Remains of a Roman temple dedicated to the Emperor Diocletian and dating from about 300 AD; the Acropolis is surrounded by a Hellenistic wall contemporary with the Propylaea and the stairway leading to the entrance to the site. A Roman inscription says that the wall and square towers were repaired at the expense of P Aelius Hagetor, the priest of Athena in the 2nd century AD; the Castle of the Knights of St John, built some time before 1317 on the foundations of older Byzantine fortifications. The walls and towers follow the natural conformation of the cliff.
A pentagonal tower on the south side commanded the harbour, the settlement and the road from the south of the island. There was a large round tower on the east facing the sea and two more, one round and the other on a corner, on the northeast side of the enceinte. Today one of the towers at the southwest corner and one to the west survive; the Greek Orthodox Church of St John, dating from the 13th or 14th century and built on the ruins of a previous church, which may have been built as early as the 6th century. Some scenes of the well-known film, The Guns of Navarone, were filmed here. Excavations were carried out at Lindos in the years 1900 to 1914 by the Carlsberg Institute of Denmark, directed by K. F. Kinch and Christian Blinkenberg; the acropolis site was excavated down to bedrock and the foundations of all the buildings were uncovered. During the Italian occupation of the island major restoration work was carried out on the Lindos acropolis, but it was poorly done and was harmful to the historic record.
The north-east side of the Temple of Athena was restored. The monumental staircase to the propylaea was rebuilt and many of the columns of the Hellenistic stoa were re-erected. Large surfaces were covered with concrete. Bases and inscribed blocks were placed along the restored walls. Judged by modern standards, this work took insufficient note of the evidence available from the excavations and in its methods did damage to the remains themselves. In recent years Greek and international archaeologists under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of Culture have been working to restore and protect the ancient buildings on the site. Lindos has a mild climate and according to the National Observatory of Athens station it registers a mean annual temperature of 21.8 °C. Chares of Lindos, constructed the Colossus of Rhodes Cleobulus of Lindos Patriarch Joannicius II of Constantinople Ioannis Zigdis and economist List of traditional Greek place names Chapel of Saint George Pahimahiotis