The Greek Isle of Rhodes

Next up on our honeymoon travels was a visit to the lovely Greek Island of Rhodes.

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I was very excited to check out this little corner of the Greek Isles as I had heard amazing things about Rhodes.

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Unlike our trips to the previous islands we had stopped at, which we spent 1/2 days or even less at each destination, our cruise tour allowed us to spend an entire day at Rhodes! Charles and I were pumped to really soak in the scenery there.

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The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today Rhodes it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

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Obviously, the first thing Charles wanted to do was to check out the Old City.

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Just like in Athens, I was very surprised to see how much was actually still standing!

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The top of the castle ruins did have a great view though.

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Hi Charles!

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I was in love with the crystal clear waters here.

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Charles had lots of fun storming the castle walls.

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I enjoyed the view from the ground.

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I kinda wanted to take one of these kittens home with me.

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The Fort of St. Nicholas

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Where the Colossus of Rhodes may have been.

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The Colossus of Rhodes it is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before its destruction, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters (107 ft) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world. 

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One leg stood on each side of the harbor entrance.

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Views from the port.

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Eventually we made our way to the beach.

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It was simply breathtaking.

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Out in the distance was a giant platform with stairs up to a flat plank. Lots of people would swim out there and jump!

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It was so fun to watch people play on this all day.

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We found the beach early in the morning so we just tested out the water and enjoyed the scenery for a little bit.

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Charles threw rocks.

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While I enjoyed the sun on a beach chair.

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The water was chilly, but very refreshing in the heat!

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After checking out the beach we headed into the Old City

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It was very Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings meets Game of Thrones.

 

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The wall was massive and went around a huge part of the city.

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Check out the stone streets – they were a pain to walk on!

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We then took a stroll down the Street of the Knights.

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After our stroll though the town it was time to hit the beach!

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You won’t find any sand here – the beaches are all rock.

 

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Beers on the beach were enjoyed.

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All in all, our day in Rhodes was a fabulous one!

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Rhodes was definitely one of our favorite stops on the cruise. It had a great vibe, tons to see and lots to do and we only explored a tiny bit of the island. 

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Next up on our travels a quick trip to Crete!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Kelley July 11, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    So pretty!! I love your pictures!

  • Reply Patty O July 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I wanna go – what a fabulous place. Love all the photos and the view of the water from the Old Town through the arch. A great medieval find, the castle looks perfect!

  • Reply Bob Malsch July 16, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I loved your photos. Brought back many memories. I was there in 1958, thanks to Uncle Sam’s Navy. Back then, there weren’t any direction signs in dual language, so finding things was an adventure.
    Your excellent selection of photos sure jogged the gray matter for me!!
    Thanks, and I wish you a Long and Happy Marriage. Ours is 54 years and counting.

    Regards,

    Bob Malsch

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