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... to the monastery of Thari to see its striking 11th century murals, then noodled back to Lindos through pine woods that have recovered nicely from a major fire in 1986.
Today we had a long lunch at our favorite Lindos restaurant, Mavrikos, with Mary and her German friend Uwe. Walked up to the Acropolis, but it had close early with winter hours. Back to the Museum to visit, putter, and pack.
Tomorrow we're heading home via Athens and London. ...
Mary, Shelley & Dan arrived in Lindos Friday afternoon and settled into Mary's beautiful home, aka The Museum. After a slow morning regrouping from our road trip, we headed to the main beach, which is paved with sun beds all summer but comparatively deserted now. Settling into Rosanna's Italian beach taverna, we ordered, had a swim, ate a delicious lunch of seafood risotto and fresh fish, and swam again. The aquamarine sea was clear and warm. Just too dolce for words. ...
... br> On Thursday morning we rejoiced in the luxury of sleeping in and eating breakfast after the tour groups left the hotel.
Then we walked the 4.5 km along the seafront to the old city of Rhodes. On the edges of the ancient building there is a very nice shopping area and we took some time to browse in the shops before we walked in the old town finding a lovely restaurant at the end of a ...
Weather still gorgeous.
Why the title? This was a gorgeous short stop at this mountainous Island, 41 km N.W of Rhodes of 65.5 sq.km. The population of 2,580, which increases to 6,000 during the tourist season, is mostly engaged in tourism, fishing and trade. (In the 19th century ship building and sponge were main industries.) We arrived 5.00pm, sailing ...
... than 6,000 people live and work in the very same buildings in which the knights lived, 6 centuries ago! The palace-museum now houses some of the most exquisite mosaics of that time. Rhodes is the sunniest place in Greece and has more than 300 days of sunshine a year. (Guess rain is very welcome when it occurs.)
Following the tour we had some free time then went back to the ship for lunch and to depart at 2.30pm for the Island of ...