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Fort St. Nicholas in Rhodes

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Fort St. Nicholas seen from Mandraki. Click to enlarge the image.Fort St. Nicholas seen from the ramparts of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image. Tower St. Nicholas (Agios Nikolaos) was built by the Knights of St. John in the fifteenth century (1464 to 1467) under the magisterium of Raimondo Zacosta (Grand Master from 1461 to 67).

The tower was converted into a small fort by the Grand Master Pierre d’Aubusson who built a stronghold around it after the first siege of Rhodes .

EtymologyEtymology
Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of travelers, and with St. Elmo, that one of the sailors, hence the name of this fort to protect the harbor of Rhodes.

Location

Fort St. Nicholas seen from the tower Naillac. Click to enlarge the image.FFort St. Nicholasis located at the end of the dike Mandraki harbor .

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Guns of Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.This bastion played an important role at the headquarters of the side of the sea in 1480, when Sultan Mehmet II finally was rejected. It is one of the best samples of coastal defense technology war Italian fifteenth century.
Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Saint-Nicolas Tower in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
The round tower Saint Nicholas, named in honor of saint Nicholas of Bari, patron saint of sailors, became the lighthouse.
Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes at night. Click to enlarge the image.Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes at night. Click to enlarge the image.
Fort St. Nicholas Rhodes photographed by Lucien Roy around 1911. Click to enlarge the image.

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