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Report - Rhodes, Afandou, swimming complex-July 2018

Jack Wilkinson1

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On holiday in Rhodes at the moment and accidentally came across this site. I saw it fromthe view of my bus and thought it was worth checking out so I did.

The swimming complex was built in the 1970’s but sadly never opened. I’m not sure why that is as it’s been fully built so couldn’t be due to a loss of funding, I couldn’t find out online either.

The site is easy to find as it’s 400m from the beach and about 5m from the road with nothing but a few bushes splitting them apart. There isn’t a fence around it but there are multiple holes in it and it would be easy to climb so access wasn’t hard. Once I was in it was a nice, peaceful walk round for 45 minutes or so.

On to the pictures: View attachment 772951
This is a view of site from the front of it.
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View from the side. This is also where I got in by climbing under fence, couldn’t be arsed with clambering over it in the mid-day heat.
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Swimming pool, still with starting block numbers on it.
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Diving platforms, was fun walking to the top and looking over the edge. Would’ve been nice to jump off If there was water in the pool.
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I’m guessing this would’ve been reception
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Lots of lockers! Saw a couple rats hanging around this area too.
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It’s a shame this place never opened because i reckon it would’ve been buzzing with locals and tourists. I for sure would have loved to have gone.

There’s is a hotel 50m up the road from this place which I visited today and planned to also make a report on, however that visit didn’t go so wel. Within the first couple minutes of being here I had rocks thrown at me so I legged it.
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This was the only photo I got of the hotel. It extends much further on behind and to the right. However, you can’t see the side part because of the shrubbery.

The only history I have of this hotel is that it shut 45 years ago but they plan on reopening it within the next couple years.
 

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