The Big Island

Remember when I said that I did NOT want to leave Simi?  Well, multiple that by 100 and that’s how I felt about Rodos (aka Rhodes).  It is the largest island in the Dodecanese.  It is home of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and its Old Town is listed on the World Heritage Site.

Now, before I begin the barrage of pictures, please note: a lot of these don’t have captions.  It is because either the pic speaks for itself OR I have no clue/can’t remember what it is…[it was a lot to take in!]

We sailed into the harbor, where Colossus once stood, and once we docked, we walked to the nearby market area.

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We weren’t quite sure what we were going to do, however, we came across a trolley tour and decided it was a good way to get our bearings and see a large chunk of the island.

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

No one could explain why there was a big ball of rocks...

No one could explain why there was a big ball of rocks…

Temple of Apollo

Temple of Apollo

Local school kids stopped playing to wave hello!

Local school kids stopped playing to wave hello!

A look at the coastline from the trolley

A look at the coastline from the trolley

After the trolley tour had ended, we then wandered through the huge city walls and into Old Town.  Old Town was quite expansive and we literally spent the majority of the day strolling down the cobblestone streets, peeking in shops, and admiring the old architecture.

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We found a spot for lunch and thought it best to have an authentic Greek Gyro.  It was an experience because, well, it was filled with fries!  A bit odd, at first, but eh…you just learn to roll with the punches!  Oh and sorry, no pic of the gyros!

Again more wandering–this time through a more residential area.  We both admired the plethora of decorations we found on the doors.

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We even found a quiet park–an oasis within an oasis, if you will.

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After we were sure that we had seen all of Old Town, we then went outside the Old City walls into the newer parts of the island.

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Of course, it didn’t matter where we went–my favorite things were the patterns in the cobblestones!

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All too soon, our time in Rhodes had ended. And you should know that if I had found a place that was for sale/rent, I just might be sending you this from Rhodes.

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