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... we could at least park off of the road in a safe place, and thankfully right across the road from a flashy modern hotel, the Lindos View.
Luckily, the desk clerk was able to call Avis for us but was very unclear as to what our fate would be, telling us only that someone would be coming to Lindos to help us. We weren't sure if that meant that they would bring us a new car, send a mechanic to fix the car, or just send someone to pick us up and bring us back ...
In order to see Rhodes' most-hyped attraction, the Grand Palace of the Masters, we got an early start since we were scheduled to pick up a rental car for our journey south into the reaches of the smaller towns at noon. As usual, this early start put us out in the tourism maelstrom at a time before most had appeared and let us have a good tour of the palace without too many companions. This large and magnificent palace, began in the 1300s and re-built many ...
... found a cliff section at the top and stopped for a drink. Perfect view and the beach to come was wonderful. A quick nap, and we were back on the trail. We made it and the water was perfect! So clear and cool enough to ease the burning cuts and scratches. We played and read here until it was almost dinner time and we remembered how far we had to walk back. Oh so far.
Once back we got changed and went out for dinner. It was fantastic!! The menu was a list of inexpensive smaller plates ...
... away, if they seemed unsure, we walked away. After playing on the castle and going to the point the coleuses used to be, we found somewhere helping out 3 Canadian girls who were going to the same place we were but had paid for tickets on a ferry that doesn't actually exist. The man was down to earth and good, we would buy from him.
Once we had our tickets we went into medieval town. The whole town is inside the walls of a castle and is permanently undergoing restoration ...
... of Christ, yet many simply gathered outside the churchyard visiting with each other. Just before midnight candles were lit and the procession of people moved to the main square of the village. There they all gathered around the huge tree in its centre where the priest and other members spoke. At midnight the church bells rang out and it was announced, " Christos Anesti" (Christ is Risen). Fireworks lit up the sky and everyone was jubilant as they proceeded ...
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