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Kritinia Panorama – the gift of Nature

On Rhodes island the traveller can experience both the quiet, sandy, crystal clear beaches (Eastern coast) and the wild, windy area with lots of waves (Western coast). Each coast has a lot of sigths to visit, but they have really different athmosphere.

Now I recommend you a sight on the west side of the island which is not a well-known spot and despite of being on the “wild” side this can be the perfect place of peaceful, meditative moments to get rid of the worrisome thoughts. The Kritinia Panorama is a viewpoint created by nature, where you can enjoy a fascinating view of the neighbouring islands of Chalki and Alymia and also we can rest our eyes on a calming valley of pine forest.

Kritinia panorama

Kritinia Panorama – 31st December, 2016 / Photo by Mariann Lipcsei

The evergreen valley of the pine forest has an ‘S’ shape with very gentle, soft lines. This tender geometry of nature reminds me of a refined woman. If you really allow yourself to melt into the view you can experience different feelings. Perfect spot for recharging our batteries, to breath worries, thoughts out and to breath love, peace, Sun, sea in. This place can be a perfect cure when someone experiences lonelyness, when someone has too much thoughts in the head, and also when someone feels disconnected from his/her heart and soul. Also in the summertime and also in the wintertime I felt here the energy of a caring Mother in the form of this natural view. I felt like someone would hug me and encourage me to open my heart and accept all the love and miracle in life. Mother Earth holds, protects, hugs and nourishes us, each living creature in this World. This mother quality of love can also be seen on the wall behind the viewpoint as there is a mosaic picture of Virgin Mary holding baby Christ in her arms.

Kritinia Panorama

Kritinia Panorama – September 2014 / Photo by Mariann Lipcsei

Kritinia Panorama Rodosz

Kritinia Panorama – October 2016 / Photo by Mariann Lipcsei

The viewpoint is located between the villages of Kritinia and Siana and also not far from the village Embonas. In the summer months there is a caravan also, where a local man is selling the natural products of the area like herbs, spices, different kind of oils, liqueurs, honey, etc… much cheaper than in the main touristic areas, and of course 100% natural and made by love and care. You can also enjoy your frappe here. Support this man with your purchase and support your body and soul with these healing products.

Kritinia Panorama Rodosz

Kritinia Panorama – local products in the caravan / Photo by Mariann Lipcsei

Kritinia Panorama Rodosz

Kritinia Panorama – local herbs and spices / Photo by Mariann Lipcsei

Kritinia Panorama Rodosz

Kritinia Panorama – rest here for some moments to recharge your batteries and buy local treasures / Photo by Mariann Lipcsei

The best timing to enjoy the most powerful energy here is the sunset, but any time of the day can be the perfect moment here to soak up the healing power of this place which is totally for free as this is the gift of nature. ❤ 

Kritinia Panorama Rodosz

Kritinia Panorama – October 2016 / Photo by: Mariann Lipcsei


You can find the Kritinia Panorama here (click on the picture below for google map):


Further photos of the panorama by me on my flickr site: HERE


Share your experience with us about this spot on the comment area below! Thank you! 🙂


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//EN// I am a Hungarian woman living on the Greek Dodecanese archipelago where I have been researching the characteristics of the local landscape and culture since 2015. This journey and work on the Aegean sea gives me the fuel to share what I've found: through written materials (on this blog and at other venues), and to create artworks of pressed flowers and herbs which is a great botano-mythical journey, a worship in the great temple of Mother nature that widens my whole world each day a bit more. My interests: human integrity, interactions between a culture and an individual, recognizing and understanding nature's orderly movements and the cosmic patterns in the human (body and psyche) and their interconnectedness with the non-human world, mythology & archetypes, the Great Mother archetype, women's health, and healing through rebonding with nature (especially with the plant world). //HU// Főként a szavak és a képek nyelvén közlő, önálló utat kijárni próbáló, gondolkodó, örökösen válaszokat kereső embernek tartom magamat. Jelenleg Rodosz szigetén élek, ahol 2015 óta próbálom megfejteni a Mediterránum ezen szegletének (engem mágnesként fogva tartó) géniuszát a helyi természetben, szociokulturális vonásokban, egyéni történetekben - valamint próbálom megfejteni saját folytonosan formálódó viszonyulásomat e költészettől parázsló tájhoz, annak ambivalens jelenkori kultúrájához. Ez a kimeríthetetlen felfedező munka lett írásaim (és egyben önismeretem) epicentruma. A Rodoszi Herbárium pedig a görög szigetek természeti gazdagságának és éteri szépségének egyszerre megidézési- és megismerési kísérlete. A helyi növények gyűjtésével, préselésével és képekké alakításával nem csak a teremtés szépségében gyönyörködöm, hanem segít kapcsolódnom a fény útjához, a vegetáció diverzitásához és ritmusához, mitikus történetek, archaikus elfeledett bölcsességekhez, tudattalanomban szunnyadó képekhez, kozmikus analógiákhoz, és mindezen keresztül saját lényegemhez.


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