The island of Rhodes, according to the ancient Greek Mythology, was a gift of Zeus (Dias in ancient Greek), the father of all the Olympian Gods, to his son Apollo who was the god of Sun (Helios in ancient Greek) so as to inherit his throne – the throne of Helios. Apollo, who was responsible for moving the Sun in the sky with his flaming horse chariot, named the island after his wife.
The island name changed many a time throughout history with the most important ones been the Ofiousa (due to the many snakes that lived within its dense forests) and Elafousa because of the large population of the fallow deer (DamaDamadeers) that came to the Island. Even today, the DamaDamadeer is a symbol of the Island and there a lot of casual encounters between deer and people in the forests and countryside of Rhodes. Fasten your seatbelt in the Throne of Helios and run through the forests and lakes of ancient Rhodes and through a realistic nine dimension motion animation pictures.
In the ancient time, there where 3 large and wealthy cities on the Island – Lindos, Kamiros and Ialusos – that forged an alliance to create the town of Rhodes in the northern part of the island. Rhodes flourished in the ancient Greek times, and at its peak, Charis the Lindian, created the most dominant statue of his era which was dedicated to Apollo, the God of Helios. That was the Colossus of Rhodes – one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – which was placed at the entrance of the port of the city. The statue was overlooking the Aegean from the 32 m. height up until the day that a strong earthquake demolished it. Let you and your children get amazed by this ancient wonder of Colossus and shocked by the earthquake that terrified the ancient Greece in the Hall of the Throne of Helios.
The town itself was designed by Hipparchos, the Rhodian, and the father of modern astronomy. Roam through the back streets of ancient Rhodes and Lindos through the amazing 9d experience.
Many centuries later after the Holy Crusades were over, the Hospitaller Knights of the order of St. John moved to the island of Rhodes and started building the mediaeval town of Rhodes. Through the Throne of Helios, we will take you to walk the streets of the mediaeval times, from the gate of St. Anna, to the walls of the town and up to the Castle of the Grand Magister. You will meet Philippe Villiers de L’Isle-Adam, the last elected grand magister that faced the Ottomans led by the Suleiman, the Magnificent, in one of the largest sieges in history.
Feel the rush and the adrenaline fighting outside the walls of Rhodes, while getting wet from the waves of the Aegean Sea, through this amazing nine dimension journey of the Throne of Helios.
The island of Rhodes has hosted many people from its resurgence up until today. Today, everyone is coming as friends and visitors for their holidays, and the Throne of Helios will create the best memories for you, your friends, and your family to take back home.