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    Introduction / Table of Contents

    Introduction / Table of Contents

    At the south-eastern edge of Europe, in Greece, lies Rhodes the island of the Sun.With 330 sunny days, an enviable climate,

    breathtaking natural beauty and 2400 years of history, Rhodes today, is a popular holiday

    destination that welcomes more than 2 million visitors every year.

    Since the first Olympic Games of Antiquity, Rhodes has a long and glorious tradition in sports so its of no surprise that Rhodes

    today, hosts many athletic events of International calibre. Hosting Games and Athletic events offered Rhodes an opportunity to

    develop exceptional new facilities, refurbish existing ones, obtain new sports equipment and acquire invaluable organizational skills.

    This brief but informative guide is aiming to present an athletic profile of Rhodes and the potential

    for training individual athletes or teams, in a variety of sports.

    The wealth of knowledge and athletic facilities, combined with an enviable climate, the natural beauty, the modern infrastructure, the

    quality accommodation and the legendary Greek hospitality ensures Rhodes becomes an ideal destination for training.

    We look forward to welcoming you to Rhodes and assure you the training will increase your athletic

    performance to new dimensions. Furthermore, whilst doing so, enjoyable and everlasting

    memories become inevitable.

    04 About Rhodes

    06 Sports in Rhodes

    08 Swimming10 Sailing and Windsurfing11 Triathlon12 Athletics13 Golf14 Cycling16 Basketball17 Football18 Beach Volley & Volleyball19 Rowing and Kayak 20 Archery22 Judo, Tae Kwo Do & Ziu Zitsu23 Shooting24 Tennis & Table tennis25 Equestrian, jumping & dressage

    26 The Kalipateira Sports Complex

    28 Sport locations Map

    30 Useful Information


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  • At the southeastern edge of Europe, in Greece, lies Rhodes, the island of the Sun.At the crossroad of three continents, it is known since the ancient times as a meeting place of different people and cultures.

    Nowadays Rhodes is one of the most popular tourisms and conference destinations in the southeastern Europe. Many are the reasons that established Rhodes as an ideal destination not only for vacation but also for Conferences and Incentive Travel, the geographical location, easy access, wonderful climate, natural beauty, history and culture, cosmopolitan atmosphere, as well as modern infrastructure and excellent conference and hotel facilities.

    With an international airport with links to major European cities Rhodes welcomes more than 2.000.000 visitors every year, many of which are participants in a Conference and their spouses.

    With 330 sunny days per year and mild temperatures that vary from 12o C in winter to 32o C in summer, Rhodes offers an ideal climate all year round. With breathtaking natural beauty, beautiful beaches -awarded with a blue flag - and a rich mosaic of landscapes,

    Rhodes fully satisfies even the most demanding visitor.

    Many are the monuments, which are evidence of our rich and varied past the traces of the many different civilizations that left their imprint on the island throughout its 4000 - year history. The most important of them is our Medieval Town, the seat of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem in the 14th and 15th centuries, that was inscribed on UNESCOs World Heritage List in 1988.

    The traditions and customs of the island are still alive in the villages, whereas the cosmopolitan atmosphere

    of the island is born anew every evening where clubs with Greek or international music abound. One can also savor the local delicacies in the many tavernas and restaurants of the island, some of which have attained international distinction, and are recommended in international restaurant guides. One should also taste the wines from our local wineries, which, in keeping

    with the tradition from antiquity, produce quality wines that have received awards at many international wine exhibitions.

    Rhodes has managed to combine its history and multicultural character with contemporary infrastructure in the modern urban center to become one of the most important tourist and conference destinations in Greece. The well appointed hotels, with more than 80.000 beds, 40.000 of which are A or Luxury Class, as well as several fully equipped conference centers, the newest of which has a maximum seating capacity of 3000 persons, can host any kind of conference or meeting from 100 up to 10.000 participants.

    The athletic facilities for a plethora of sports are also excellent in Rhodes and can best serve both the training needs of athletes and teams and the organization of major sporting events.

    About Rhodes


    About Rhodes

    at the crossroad of three continents, Rhodes is known since the ancient times as a meeting place of different people and cultures.


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    Sports in Rhodes

    Sports in Rhodes

    Rhodes has a long and glorious tradition in sport. From the first Olympic Games of antiquity, Rhodian athletes have excelled. Diagoras, and many members of his family were reknowned for producing Olympic champions as was the Rhodian, Leonidas. Their fame remained throughout history to attest the value of sports in Rhodes. The Ancient Stadium bore witness to many athletic triumphs from Rhodians of antiquity, including achievements during the Aleia Games dedicated to, Helios, the sun god.

    Today, sports in Rhodes are promoted via a selection of sports clubs and associations. Amongst the more popular sports are football, basketball, athletics, cycling, tennis, sailing, rowing and shooting.

    Many significant athletic events have been organized or hosted in Rhodes. Amongst them are the International Cycling Tour of Rhodes (UCI), the International Beach Volleyball (FIVB), the World Triathlon Cup Competition (ITU), the World Standing Volley Tournament (03),(WOVD), and the Special Olympics (04). These examples represent a mere fraction of the many quality sporting events in Rhodes.

    Rhodes in July.2007, hosted the

    Nat West Island Games X11 Rhodes 2007 (www.rhodes2007.info). with the participation of 3500 athletes from 25 islands, from around the world. They competed in 14 sports events at 38 venues throughout the island.

    Hosting games and athletic events of international calibre offered Rhodes an excellent opportunity to develop new facilities, refurbish existing ones, obtain new sports equipment and acquire invaluable organization skills. As a result, Rhodes now has the infrastructure and the capability to host major athletic events as well as to offer the potential for training of both individual athletes

    and teams, in a variety of sports

    Athletic facilities in Rhodes includes: a modern 400m, 8 lane athletics track a number of indoor wooden floor sports halls several green set tennis courts an archery field containing all the necessary equipment including chronometers football pitches of natural and synthetic surfaces table tennis equipment a new indoor airgun shooting range and a fully equiped shooting facility.

    In summary, Rhodes has the facilities and equipment available for the following sports:

    Athletics Basketball Volleyball Beach Volley Football Golf Swimming Sailing and Windsurfing Triathlon Cycling Tennis Table tennis Archery Judo Tae Kwo Do & and Ziu Zitsu Shooting Rowing and Kayak Equestrian, jumping & dressage

    as well as the organizational skills necessary to host major athletic events.

    Furthermore, the excellent climate, the uniqueness of the natural environment, the ambience of the town and the quality accommodation, its easy to acknowledge that the City of Rhodes has the capability to host major events.

    We hope this brief but informative guide will be a useful tool and will enlighten you on the sports facilities and equipment available on the island. We look forward to welcoming you to Rhodes

    For further information please contact us at rodiga@otenet.gr

    Rhodes has the infrastructure and the capability to host major athletic events as well as to offer the potential for training...


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  • Swimming in Rhodes


    Within the city of Rhodes, swimming facilities are housed at the premises of the Nautical Club of Rhodes. It offers all the necessary facilities for complete training. :

    A 25m, 8 lane open pool, specifications FINA. All the necessary equipment for speed and backstroke.Training boards, Kegs & Pool timer Changing rooms with shower 7+7, outdoor shower. Coffee shop with refreshments and light meals

    Within the city of Rhodes, the NCR is centrally located and is close to the City Hall, the Aquarium, and the Marina. Nearby, there is an organized and cosmopolitan beach which has a three level, 10m flat diving platform.

    Within the city of Rhodes, the commercial an