Travel: Rhodes


Our last stop in Greece is Rhodes, the biggest island of the archipelago called Dodecanese and is the capital of the group of Greek Islands. The island has been inhabited since about 4000 BC.

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We took a very small jet, so small that it does not have toilet. But it was a short flight, only an hour.

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We arrived our hotel Elysium

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had a quick lunch

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the resort is quite big and modern, with all kinds of facilities.

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and look our honeymoon room

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so thoughtful πŸ™‚

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greek sweet to sweeten the just-married couple

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the next day we took a public bus to the Old Town. The Old Town of Rhodes is a bustling neighborhood of some 6,000 people, who live and work in the same buildings in which the Knights of St. John lived six centuries ago; as a living monument to the past it must be nearly unique in Europe, if not the world.
During the years of Turkish occupation, the Greeks were expelled from the Old Town, which was the exclusive province of Turks and Jews. Greeks were allowed to enter only during daytime and those who were caught in the old town after dark were liable to be beheaded.

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The old city of Rodos is encircled by strong mediaeval walls “a typical example of the techniques of the techniques of the firtification of the 14th -15th century built by the Knights of Saint John,to protect the city from all dangers, whether coming from land or sea.

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the most beautiful and interesting part of the Old Town for me is the street of Knights. The street is lined by the buildings where the holy warriors spent their time in prayer or military practice.

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plenty of shops, cafes/restaurants

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got souvenirs

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the arbor is beautiful

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a funny street

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one of the seven gates

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the new town

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little italy. It replicates Piazza San Marco in Venice

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got my daily dose of corns πŸ™‚

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It was the most beautiful Old Town we’ve ever been, really really interesting.

Okay. All Greece recap is done. No more travels posts for a while! But stay tune for life updates. πŸ™‚

Hope you have a great weekend.

Q: Do you live in a house or apartment? Who decorated your place?

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10 responses to “Travel: Rhodes

  1. thedelicateplace

    ahahaha! i love the sweets for the sweethearts πŸ˜‰ where did you get that pink tank top? it looks so comfortable and breezy! and omg your ruffle white shorts are insanely adorable! can we just trade clothes? πŸ™‚ ah i’ve been to san marco and i loved it there! i live in a townhouse and we decorated it since it was completely empty and unfurnished. nate is a (web) designer so he loves that kind of a thing!

  2. Thank-you for sharing the history of Rhodes! That’s my favourite part of travel posts – learning something new.

    As for us – right now we live in a house. And sadly it’s not decorated because we anticipate moving soon. Our next home will be a condo – and I’ll decorate! πŸ™‚

  3. I just love the looks of Greece. The water is so blue, the buildings interesting and that pool at the resort! WOW!

    I live in a house, but it’s not decorated the best b/c I’m clueless when it comes to that sort of thing. I’d love to one day be able to afford an interior decorator!

  4. DiningAndDishing

    Looks lovely! Can’t wait to hear all about your life updates :).

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  5. What a beautiful honeymoon! The honeymoon suite is beautiful!

    Hope your new job is going well! πŸ™‚

  6. I’m so jealous and i just found your site. First congratulations, and second nice pick on the hotel. I just tagged it hopping that we can go there for our anniversary =) Looks like the perfect location. Excited to check out your recipes and other posts. – Krystal

  7. Wow, that bed. So romantic! Haha! what a treat it was to follow you on your travels, Coco. I’m looking forward to the life updates though!

  8. What a great food to arrive to…sweet potatoes!! I love it.
    I live in a house, and we have a decorator (thank goodness). Decorating seems easy, but it’s not, and I’m thankful to have a professional to help me!!

  9. em

    the resort looks gorgeous!
    i live in an apt, but i’m decorating it myself. i kind of have a unique style..i love everything vintage, kind of ala Emily Henderson from hgtv.

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