Apostolos Trifonos – The Archbishop

Apostolos Trifonos

Another important figure to make history on the island of Rhodes was a man by the name of Apostolos Trifonos (also sometimes spelled as Tryphonos and seen as Απόστολος Τρύφωνος in Greek). He was the elected Archbishop of Rhodes from 1913 until 1947. As I have mentioned in other areas of this website, I do not…

Mario Lago – The Governor

Mario Lago

Mario Lago was born in Savona (North West Italy) in 1878. He was an Italian Diplomat, Politician, Statesman and Legislator. He played an important role during his time on the island of Rhodes and he was the appointed Governor of all the Aegean Islands from 1922 until 1936. First off, please let me say, when…

Diogenis Fanourakis – A Hero Of Halki

Diogenis Fanourakis

Some of us often wonder how we would behave when confronted with hostile situations. Would we stand and fight? Would we run away? Would we even go to the extent to sacrifice our own lives to help or save another? Well, I was really touched by the story of Diogenis Fanourakis (Διογένης Φανουράκης in Greek)….

Cleobulus Of Lindos

Cleobulus Of Lindos

When visiting places with an ancient history, it is very easy to soak in the sites and atmosphere, but it is also easy to overlook the important people that had an effect on the history of places in years gone by. Cleobulus Of Lindos (Κλεόβουλος ὁ Λίνδιος in Greek) is one of those figures that…