Rodini Park in the island of Rhodes,
Greece is a spot that even the mere mention of may instantly
take your breath away. Yes, there are hundreds, or maybe
thousands, of fantastic parks all over the world which can
equal or surpass Rodini Park of Rhodes when it comes to
beauty and aesthetic design. However, there is but one park
in the world that has been the site for the acclaimed School
of Rhetoric which the like of Cicero, Brutus, Mark Anthony
and even Julius Caesar once studied.
It is said that Rodini Park in Rhodes, Greece was the first
landscaped park in the entire course of world history.
During the Greek era, it was lined with trees, shrubs and
flowering plants. A stream can also be seen in Rodini Park
and Greek philosophers once walked along its banks several
centuries ago while they contemplate nature and organize
their thoughts which once day would shape Western
Even during the Roman Era, Rodini Park of Rhodes remained a
popular spot and the Romans even built an aqueduct in this
Rhodian park which continues to stand even now. All around
can be seen pine trees, cypress trees, and oaks where
delicate vines and orchids wrap and grow on. Lots of small
creatures as well as small and large fowls also inhabit this
Eden-like paradise. Nowadays, peacocks flourish in Rodini
Park and they add their color and majestic to the
magnificent beauty that surrounds Rodini Park.
or necropolis (city of the dead) was also built in the park
during the 3rd century and even now, we can look upon
tombstones and carved figures that are several centuries
old. Even the tomb of Ptolemaeus (more widely known as
Ptolemy), that famed mathematician, astronomer, geographer,
and astrologer from ancient Roman times, can be found lying
in Rodini park, Rhodes.
As mentioned before, aside from being a splendid place that
combines human aesthetics with natural beauty, Rodini Park
is also a site for rich history, art and culture. Being the
location for the School of Rhetoric meant that Rodini Park,
Rhodes was the second home to Greek and Roman geniuses,
politicians, playwrights, philosophers, kings and emperors.
The impeccably landscaped Rodini Park is renowned for its
cool and tranquil atmosphere. This beautiful park is ideally
located just outskirts of the town. It is a mere 3 Kms away
from the city center of Rhodes. The park is replete with
trees like Cypress and Pine. There is also a swift flowing
stream in close proximity to the park.If there are children
accompanying you, there is an exclusive playground for the
young ones as well as a mini Zoo.
The Rodini Park
has the unique distinction of being the world’s first
landscaped park. This park was very popular with the Romans
and they even built an aqueduct here. Inside the park’s
premises, there are peacocks galore that are residents of
the park. There is a well-defined walkway that extends all
the way to the stream.