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... greatly increased the fortifications and made the wall up to 40 feet thick at the base so as to withstand cannonballs! The Knights were just rulers and Rodos continued to prosper as they encouraged trade, built naval ships and the Citadel at the high point of the city. It wasn't until 1522 that the Turks finally defeated the Knights in a siege that was to find 90,000 Turkish troops die and 6,500 knights and helpers. The Turks allowed the knights to leave the island under a truce ...
We had a morning tour Sue and Darren - a lovely couple who are not about religion and are well travelled and down to earth. We had a great day with them and wish now we were doing the Holy Land with them as they have a car and driver and space for two more......... We were on our way by 0830 and into the old town to see a bit of it before it was closed down to traffic. name the sites stopped pottery - name of vessel lindros lunch walk about white ...
We elected to head back to Turkey for one last look at the beautiful coast there before ending our trip in Bodrum. Captain Guner selected Orak, which is a small island just off the coast that he says is very popular in summertime. There were still several boats there that came and went during the 24 hours that we were there, plus there was an ice-cream boat that came along and sold ...
... back door s to speak of Skala ( took the road to the left of the stairs) and stopped for quite some time at a lovely cafe on a lovely street for tea and internet. We went back to the ship for a bit showered and then headed back for a walk along the shore, with our ipads. More internet and this time a chance to face time with Georges. Dinner on board with two couples who were evangelizing!! Not my favourite meal by any stretch. We skipped the show and turned in by ...
... our daily diet of Saganaki and finished the night at a viewpoint overlooking the sea and the town of Kefalos.
Kefalos rivals Sant'Angelo d'Ischia as another quiet, beautiful, relaxing holiday destination. The next day was another relaxing one at nearby St. Stefano and Paradise Beaches. Marc swam around the nearby island 3 times and I was completely lazy, reading and napping on the beach. We then headed to Zia for what we ...
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