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Sep 30, 2018 - Rhodes, Greece

Due to the port swap we pulled into Rhodes around 10:00am, within sight of the southwest coast of Turkey, so for the only time this cruise I was out on deck as we arrived. There isn’t much to see as you arrive, but just across the street from our dock is what is called the Old Town https://www.greecetravel.com/rhodes/oldtown.htm which is where we spent our day. We did a lot of walking – and some of our group did some shopping if you can believe that – then we sat down for lunch. It was a great plan; a cafe along the main pedestrian street...

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Jun 15, 2017 - Rhodes and more

Monday saw Ron and I paying another visit to Kotor in Montanegro, perhaps the most idilic port and general location of our whole journey on our ship so far. This time we sailed by little boat to a small island in the bay with a tiny historic church called Our Lady of the Rock. Afterwards we paid a visit to a village on the coast of the bay before heading back to Kotor and our tender back to the ship. Monday was an "at sea" day and nice and relaxing with room service at 9 am followed by brunch around 10 ish.  Then lunch in Club Class dining...

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Jun 15, 2015 - Rhodes, Greece

THE ISLAND OF RHODES, GREECE Historic Rhodes Walking Tour was led by a 76 year old lady who showed great love for her country of Greece and wanted to share everything with us. She will retire soon and as most people in Greece is unsure of her future. Great museum loaded with ancient artifacts from 400 BC on. When the tour was over, she took a few of us back into the old city streets the usual tourist does not see. Again, she did this because of her love of country and wanted to show us more.

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Nov 11, 2014 - Greece November 2014 - part 5

This morning we were walking to town and saw a sign for something called the ‘Throne of Helios”. The full length sign on the side of the building exclaimed 9D entertainment! And the background was a stylised flaming Helios in his horse drawn chariot, how could we not??!! Apparently we were a little early but if we would return in half and hour, they would fit us in before the school group. We were the only people there and we could choose any one of the seats in the cinema. Buckle in, strap on the 3D glasses and hang on. What an experience,...

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Nov 11, 2014 - Greece November 2014 - part 4

After checking out her newest crop of olives and wandering around the property checking out all the new works they have done over the past couple of years, Mary dropped us off to the airport for our flight to Rhodes. It was still early enough in the afternoon for a short jaunt to see the harbour and its sights that delight every time. First stop on our foray is the harbour with its two Fallow deer standing proud above the small port entrance - There are many folk tales about how the deer came to be found on the island, some say they were...

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Jul 10, 2014 - Rhodes, Greece

Thursday, July 10th. We have been gone from Canada for one week now. Time is flying by as it seems like we've only been gone for days. Today we visited a tiny little town called Lindos in Rhodes, Greece. It's a beautiful little town with shops and restaurants winding amongst Vespa ridden cobblestone streets just like the movies . We decided to walk down to the beach on a winding road. We had just stepped off onto a steep cement hill when the next thing I knew I was on the ground trying to pull my foot away from a moving truck. I had slipped...

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Nov 5, 2013 - Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes, November 5, 2013 Today we decided to do a self-wander through this wonderful World Heritage Site. Like many islands in this part of the world, the island has a long history of many conquerors. The impressive stone medieval old town was built by the Knights of St John (Hospitaliers)in 1309. The town is surrounded by a high double wall of beautifully cut stones. The tops of the balustrade (is this the right word?) are distinctive: a notched v. (See drawing). The town was eventually conquered by Sulieman the Magnificent in 1522 and the...

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Oct 6, 2013 - Rhodes - Medieval Old Town & Kamiros Ruins

Geographically closer to Turkey than mainland Greece, Rhodes (pronounced ROH-dohs), is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and Greece's fourth biggest island. The cruise ship docked just outside the walls of the Old Town. Finally, we've found some sunny weather for our explorations. They claim 300+ sunny days a year here; we're glad we found one. First, we boarded the bus for a ride around the perimeter of the west side of the island to Kamiros to view the ruins of the ancient city. This was once a thriving Doric city back in the 5th...

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Oct 1, 2012 - Rhodes Town.......sort of!

We motored-sailed up the coast of Rhodes with the plan of anchoring off Rhodes Town so we could explore the old city. There is a town marina but Malcolm had been informed it was not available to private boats without a large fee. So we anchored off a beach two kilometres away from Old Town. It was quiet and peaceful and we decided to spend the next day exploring. About 4am i was awakened by a rolling swell. At first we all thought it was a passing ship but no. The beach was very exposed and the swell built to over a metre with everything...

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Jun 20, 2012 - Rhodes

RHODES: A 3 ½ hr ferry ride from Kos brought us to RHODES. This is a bustling community where we are now starting to run into more tourists. Old Rhodes is one huge market place packed with stall after stall after stall of restaurants, jewelry, shoe, souvenir and tee shirt shop’s. To say that on viewing the market place the girl’s eyes lit up would be an understatement. The excuses they used to go shopping were many. The best was, “we are in Europe and are under dressed …especially when going out for dinner.” Even if we changed clothes, we...

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Mar 29, 2012 - Morning in Rhodes

Paideia Info 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...

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Mar 28, 2012 - Rhodes Town, Rhodes

3-28 "We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." Joseph Campbell 3-28 Wiki Info Rhodes Town Still in Sitia: Not a hurry morning...all buses to archeological sites nearby leave at 6am and unless we just take the same but to return, there are none back until past 11am, too late for our ferry. So we buy ferry food, walk around town, then pick up our bags and head for the dock/ferry. We anticipated a fast turn around because it originated in Iraklion but getting there half hour before...

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