Nirvana Beach Hotel
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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 ...
... off and used for construction projects in other areas.
At least we were able to see the harbor portal where the feet of Colossus once stood.
We had booked an excursion to Kamiros, the remains of an ancient town first inhabited during prehistoric times by Mycenaean Greeks.
The ruins that are visible today date back to the eighth century BC, but the site itself was occupied much ...
... view of the other side of the island. Gaily walking around were a lot of peacocks which we were told are native to Rhodes.
We then headed off past the Acropolis. of Lindos to the Palace of the Grand Masters which was built in the 14th Century by the Knights of St John as a fortress to defend the town. It was certainly a fortress complete with moats and a series of battlements with cannons still visible in the ramparts.
The Fortress was destroyed in 1858 ...
... go up. A few streets are intact, notably the narrow one with the lodges used by the Knights Hospitallers, when they based themselves on Rhodes during the Crusades.
It's an interesting time to be in Greece, its government in a financial hole, and the European Union debating whether to bail it out again, or to let it go. The newly-elected left-wing government has already made big cuts - 150000 public service jobs cut, old-age pension cut ...