The clock tower in Old Rhodes Town on the beautiful Greek Island of Rhodes was built after the devastating earthquake of 1851 and stands on the site of the original north-west tower of the internal fortifications of the coliseum. The lower courtyard contains the clock mechanism and bell which have been removed to make room for the half a dozen tourists that can squeeze into the belfry at a time. Not only is it a wonderful relic in its own right, but the effort on a hot day to climb its steps is rewarded with the finest panoramic views of the town in every direction.
The clocktower is the highest vantage point in the city. Looking out over the Old Town reveals a sea of red-tiled roofs, soaring minarets, church towers, palm trees, and the battlements along the ancient walls. Not to be missed!
The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site.
Rhodes is a Greek island approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Turkey in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands.
Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Sigma 18-200mm lens
Exif data from the JPG
Focal length 18 mm
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