Golden Odyssey Kolimbia
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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Another day just exploring on our own, so a leisurely departure from the ship after breakfast. Rhodes is really lovely. It is part of the Dedoconese Islands and totally different than the Cycladic Islands like Mykonos, which are all whitewashed and blue. Very long history here, back to Prehistoric and Mycenaean times. From the period of the Crusades is ...
... control of the island from the Genoese in 1306, ruling for two centuries, and building Rhodes once again into a major maritime power, until the island was conquered by Süleyman the Magnificent in 1523, becoming part of the Ottoman Empire. We confined our walk to the city of Rhodes, which is the largest settlement and capital city of the island of the same name. It is famous as the ancient site of the Colossus ...
... island was occupied during the Second World War and on leaving in 1945 the original houses were bombed. Many have now been restored whilst the visual treat of neoclassical houses heaped up the hill are a newer build (mostly 1970's). The whole town is subject to a heritage conservation order and every new house must be built in the same style adding to it's charm.
We leave the Kali Strata behind and head down to ...
... with one leg on each pillar. I am reminded of Julius Caesar: "Why man he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus, and we petty men walk under his huge feet and peep about to find ourselves dishonourable graves..." ...
... Ti bar just down from Villa Nikola, dangle feet in the water, cooling breezes fill the air...another gin... Dinner at one of the Tavernas on the harbour...one night we are so animated by all the action on the water that the owner brings us a complimentary carafe of wine so we can continue to enjoy the scene... Heaven on a plate...We are not leaving...That's all! PS Be careful what you wish for...storm brewing, ferries cancelled...! Heaven ...