Travel to Medieval Rhodes this weekend

By Journey to Greece on June 26, 2014

The Medieval Festival of Rhodes is a living history event, held annually in Rhodes, early in the summer. It is organized by the Medieval Rose Association, with the support of the Municipal Culture and Sport Organization of Rhodes and the South Aegean Region. For its 8th edition, in 2014, the start was already given to celebrate the Summer Solstice, in June 21st, at the magical alleys of Lindos. The events and festivities, of course, continue to Rhodes and its Medieval City, with 4 days of events, a living window to the past of the Medieval Rhodes.

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Photo by Panagiotis Lamprianidis

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On Thursday, June 26th, at the Armory De Milly, there will be a series of lectures on historical re-enactments and modern representation of medieval practices. Furthermore, a research on the Dragon of Rhodes will be presented and the night will conclude with screenings of Dragon-themed films.

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Photo by Herb Jung

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Photo by Panagiotis Lamprianidis

On Friday and Saturday, June 27-28, the Argyrokastron Square will be transformed to a unique bazaar and venue of medieval galore: handicraftsmen, street artists, musicians, stilt walkers and acrobats, theatre, battle re-enactments, jugglers and sword-fighting. A unique journey to Medieval Rhodes. From 18:30 to 23:30.

On Sunday, June 29th, the Hunt of the Dragon will take place, with groups of local people that will pass through traps, games and exercises to locate and slay the dragon. The winners will be knighted by the Grand Magister and receive the ceremonial robe and sword. The winner will lead the parade through the medieval streets as a glorious Knight, escorted by the other knights and crowd, to the always magnificent closing event of the Festival.

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Photo by Panagiotis Lamprianidis

Entrance is free to all events.

Official Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1464800610425830/

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