The World Class Traveler

The World Class Traveler

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cruising the Greek Islands - Day 3

Rhodes, where medieval times come alive! Rhodes has the oldest tourist history from all the islands of Greece and is famous all over the World!
And it's apparent as soon as you enter the port.

Aghios Nikolaos lighthouse is a fortress at the end of the jetty with the same name where two deer  statutes stand at the entrance to the port welcoming visitors to the island.

Aghios Nikolaos Lighthouse
The two deer named ‘’Elefos’’ and ‘’Elafina’’ stand where once stood the feet of the colossus. 
The town is made up of two areas, the New Town and the Old Town which is divided by the big medieval wall.  The Old Town as the locals call it, is today one of the best preserved fortified medieval towns! As I walk down its paved streets, admiring the churches and the mosques, squares and gardens, I feel that time has stopped, while at the same time discovering that this unique town is still living.

Castle of Rhodes
If you feel like being a little daring, there is a narrow stairway that you can climb up.  Can you see me?
I really loved exploring "Old Town"

Time to move on to the area called, "New Town". 

 The island of Rhodes has an excellent tourist infrastructure with modern Hotels and shopping of every category. There are also plenty of Art Deco buildings.
Now here is something I didn't expect to see!  I can't believe there is a casino in the middle of Rhodes. Didn't expect to see something like this on an island.

Off to the beach to catch up on the tan.  Elli is one of the beautiful beaches on the island.

Oh and did I mention when you first get to the beach you see a diving board in the middle of the ocean.  Crazy!!

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