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St. Nicholas & the 3 Windmills

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Hidden : 11/17/2010
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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The cache Is located near the St. Nicholas Lighthouse , between the lighthouse and the 3 harbor windmills. Across the street from the New Market is the harbor called Mandraki distinguished from the outer harbor by the 3 windmills and the fortifications at the end of the dock. The 15th century Tower of Saint Nicholas at the end of the pier in the Mandraki harbor was the key to the defense of the city and in both the first unsuccessful seige of 1480 and the second and final seige of 1522-23 was pounded into rubble in some of the most ferocious battles in the defense of the city. The harbor of Mandraki was actually the ancient harbor. The three windmills that still stand on the breakwater that leads to the tower are actually all that remain of a line of 14 medieval windmills which were used to ground wheat. The two deer, one male and the other female which stand on pillars at the entrance of the harbor were built by the Italians and symbolize the actual deer they brought to Rhodes to rid the island of snakes.

On your left side (from cache) you can see the harbor for the cruise ships, in front of you lie the Old Town walls and the Grand Magister Palace , the New Town and the Mandraki harbor.

You can reach the cache easily either on foot or by car, bicycle etc.

Watch out for mugglers , there are many especially on Summer.

Thanks for visiting!!

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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