After a GREAT breakfast buffet and loading up on extra bread for lunch, we head out to gather info and investigate our options. At this point we are looking at our timeframe for getting to Cyprus and how much time to spend there. This depends on ferry schedules which will determine how much time we have here in Rhodes. Since we now have air tickets from Cyprus to Kuwait on the 18th, it is imperative that we pin down ferry transport to Turkey (from whence we can ferry over to Cyprus - only way to get there other than fly)
Options we discover, again, are more limited in this the off season. This time, however, we do have a couple: 1) Ferry direct to Marmaris, Turkey on Saturday 2) Ferry to Kos on Sunday and then to Bodrum, Turkey on Monday. Since we decide to see more of Rhodes we opt for #2 and have tomorrow and Saturday for day trips on Rhodes.
Because these investigations have taken some considerable time, including discovering that the Tourist Info people don't have any accurate info, our day shrunk to 1/2 for discovering Rhodes Town - this was plenty enough since we spent almost 2 hours walking around old town last night, albeit in the dark, ha! We ended up in a travel agency which was very helpful, and then checked out the route to the ferry dock (our ferry leaves 8:30am -Sunday).
Took a walk on the beach and yes, there were swimmers, one w/ wet suit and, brrrrr, one w/o!
See photos for the 28th!
The streets were quite quiet, it seems most people sit in cafe/bars mid/late afternoon drinking coffee - hot or iced. We met a group (17) of American college students outside a McDs who are studying here in a 3 month program associated with U. Conn. called 'Paideia'...2 months more, really liking it. (see above for more info)