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Today we arrived at Rhodes, The Island of the Sun and 4th largest island in Greece, where the sun shines more than 300 days per year. We were fortunate to be greeted by Nikos, a taxi driver who offered to show us around on a private tour of the highlights of the island for 130 Euro. First stop was near 'The Deers' a pretty spot on the harbour, the significance of the Deers was to protect the harbour. Nearby was the Metropolitian Church of the ...
Arrived in Rhodes where the people appropriately chose Helios, the ancient God of the sun with 300+days as their divine patron & 4th largest island in Greece, also known as the Island of the Knights. We were fortunate to be greeted by Nikolas a taxi driver who offered to show us around on a private tour showing us the highlights of the Island for €130. First stop was near 'The Deers' mounted on stone pillars built by the Italians to protect ...
... began. Shop after shop selling the usual stuff, including souvenirs, handicrafts, gelato, and lots of outdoor restaurants.
We got off the main street and walked down an adjacent alleyway.
The residential buildings were really old. In one area, wooden supports were necessary to keep the structures from collapsing.
Jews lived in Rhodes for much of its history, dating back to the ...
... public buildings housing offices, consulates, museums etc. The road leads straight to the Rhodes Old Town where there is a maze of streets, shops, cafes and the like.
We found a good looking Fish Café and Vicki and I and Janelle and Paul had a wonderful meal consisting of a traditional salad, a big platter of mixed seafood, and a whole baked fish with a couple of local beers.
After the meal, we waddled round a bit and then back to the cruise ship for more food and entertainment. ...
... debts to the EU.
Rhodes is a religious island too, with Greek Orthodox churches everywhere, and tiny roadside models of them, like little chapels, where a fatal accident has taken place. Letter boxes have crosses on top, and on buses, Greeks ritually cross themselves every time a church is passed. There is little tolerance of Muslims, though, and many former mosques are now used as museums, restaurants, or shops. In Athens, where there ...