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  Introduction   With exams cancelled and certificates to be issued based on performance in class, you might ask, why have home schooling? This is a time to take a break from our usual schedule and relax a bit or re-evaluate our lives. There is some merit in...

Introduction   Kolossi Castle Revisited: Earlier this year I wrote a short article on Kolossi Castle highlighting other features associated with the castle. Now it’s time to revisit Kolossi Castle on the castle in more detail, together with the sugar mill, church and aqueduct. I visited the...

Medical Care on Hospitaller Rhodes   Disease was prevalent throughout the medieval period, as indeed it has been throughout history. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we know that too well. The Hospitallers took on the role of caring for the poor and sick long before they had...

Let’s face it we’re stuck inside with nothing to do, except eat. Feeling a bit cheesed-off. I open the fridge and what do I see? Cheese! Before I cover my Double Gloucester, chives and onions with pickle, let’s amuse ourselves and think how cheese came...

At this difficult time, with schools closed & exams approaching, online History tuition could be a saviour. History Mentor is here for students offering free History advice. If you're studying GCSE History, A Level History (or the international versions) or IB History, contact me with...

Key Stage 3 History   What is Key Stage 3 History and what has to be taught? This curriculum is for English schools and international schools abroad that wish to follow the English system. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have autonomy on educational matters. Key Stage 3...

The Dodecanese Integration into Greece On 7 March 1948, King Pavlos and Queen Frederica arrived on Rhodes. They came with the Deputy Prime Minister Constantine Tsaldaris and others to celebrate the integration of the Dodecanese with Greece. This completed the administrative transition period that had begun...

Philerimos Fort A visit to Philerimos (Filerimos) is a must when on Rhodes and that should include Philerimos fort. Most people visit the church with monastery and Byzantine castle, but there are other monuments, sadly closed to the public. One is the Doric fountain, supposedly due...

In part two of Rhodes Rivers, we look at two rivers that flow onto the West coast.   Kremasti   The first is the main river between Kremasti and the airport, near the former site of palace of Villanova. Villanova was one of the grand master’s summer residences outside...