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.
We took a very small jet, so small that it does not have toilet. But it was a short flight, only an hour.
We arrived our hotel Elysium
had a quick lunch
the resort is quite big and modern, with all kinds of facilities.
and look our honeymoon room
so thoughtful 🙂
greek sweet to sweeten the just-married couple
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.
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.
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.
plenty of shops, cafes/restaurants
the arbor is beautiful
a funny street
one of the seven gates
the new town
little italy. It replicates Piazza San Marco in Venice
got my daily dose of corns 🙂
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. 🙂
Hope you have a great weekend.
Q: Do you live in a house or apartment? Who decorated your place?