Welcome to Rhodes
Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος, Ródos, IPA: [ˈro̞ðo̞s]; Italian: Rodi; Ottoman Turkish: ردوس Rodos; Ladino: Rodi or Rodes) is a Greek island approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Turkey in eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population, with a population of 117,007 of which 53,709 resided in the homonymous capital city of the island.
Well, Linda and me really love this island as compared to the others..The old city is looks like a medival castle, fortess, etc.
So, that’s me standing in front of the marine gate of the castle! The view is simply NICE!
Deer statues in Mandraki harbor, where the Colossus of Rhodes possibly once stood. This is possibly the most famous landmark in all of Rhodos. Colossus of Rhodos is one of the wonders of the ancient world, it stood 31m tall and was built in the name of the sun God, Helios. Anyway, one of the deer was missing when we were there…
Coats of Arms of the knights on the island…
There’s an aquarium on the island..but we did not go and check it out…it seems pretty dilapidated to us.
Plenty of sun bathers around, time were short for us, gotta be boarding the ship in another 5 hours or so. So, sun tanning was definitely not on our agenda..although admittedly I won’t mind tanning.
The nice beaches…Beach Chairs for rent…plenty of sun while we were there and there were even nude sun bathing! Well, the sun bathers did not take notice of us anyway.
Oh ya, the sea was emerald blue too..
Suzanna Flippou and Linda. We spent a considerable amount of time in her shop hearing her relate how she got married and settled down in Rhodes Island and of course she told about the nice places to go in Rhodos…That’s something we will add into our itinerary when we next visit Rhodes.
Shopping in Rhodes was great. We got ourselves tons of items…I even got myself a pair of flip flop…am loving it.
She obviously love her shopping..so did I!
The gates of St.Paul
The Outer St John’s Gate was built by Grand Master d’Aubusson to protect the previous fortifications built by Grand Masters Fluvian, Milly and Zacosta.
One of my favourite pics taken on Rhodes Island, thru the gates of St. Paul