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Niokhóri

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  • Day2

    First day!

    April 28 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Lovely weather. We discovered that our B&B is, in fact, just a B, so we pootled to an adjacent square (or as Greek mathematicians would have it, two right angled isosceles triangles sharing a hypotenuse) where we had breakfast.

    We then further pootled to the seafront and along same, stopping as the fancy took us for beer and Bacardi. And the fancy took us quite often!

    We are not alone in visiting here. In fact, most wanderings around the Mediterranean end up here. As reflected in the well known saying, all roams lead to Rhodes.

    (I've been saving that for weeks, and now it's out and published I can die happy)

    We have booked ourselves onto the first cruise of the season on Wednesday on a boat travelling down the east coast to Lindos. And back.

    Just relaxing back in the courtyard before a return to one of the local tavernas for dinner.

    See attached pics, which have explanatory captions if required.
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  • Day4

    There's hydration and HYDRATION

    April 30 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    On the blooming hot scale, today was deffo at the upper end. Having already guzzled a litre of water in double quick time, I made the mistake of asking for a "large" coke. Rhodes does not do mediocrity. Still, being a MAN and British as well, I finished it. In only twice the time it took Di to drink 2 vanilla milkshakes.

    There was so much gas that I metamorphosed into a BLIMP, but valiant wife tied a bit of string to my ankle and I floated along to See the Sights.

    Which were very seeable. We sat at a table with a German couple, whose only question was "Brexit, why???" to which of course there is no answer. Retaking control of the allowable shape of our own cucumbers without interference from meddling Brussels bureaucrats suddenly didnt seem such a great reason.

    Anyway, enjoy the pics...
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  • Day6

    The Greeks have a word for it.

    May 2 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    We had a very relaxed day, wandering northwards along the seashore to the tip of the island, from where Turkey is easily visible. In 1522, Suleyman the Magnificent shipped 100,000 soldiers across to besiege the Knights Hospitallers. All 300 of them. Guess who won...

    We saw some good examples of votsaloto, the Greek art of pebble mosaic.

    We also, by stopping at bars every few hundred metres, followed the ancient Greek rite of Megabeerikon...

    And we passed Mandraki harbour again. This is where some legends maintain the Colossus stood, with a foot on either side of the entrance. It didnt, mainly because it would have immediately sunk into the sand, but there's also a big clue in that it was well documented that for hundreds of years the ruins of Colossus laid on top of a nearby hill.

    Anyway... heard two tourist ladies ask Greek man if this was where statue stood. Yes, said he, one foot either side, that's where Colossus stood. At which point the dimmer tourist said Colossus?, like the Colossus of Rhodes, the Wonder of the World? We are still wondering where the f*** she thought she was.
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  • Day3

    Rhodos Mandrakihafen

    May 2, 2005 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Schluß mit Faulenzen, nun geht es mit dem Kulturprogramm los! Und in den öffentlichen Bus passen wir auch noch rein. Das Besuchsprogramm startet man natürlich im berühmten Mandrakihafen von Rhodos-Stadt mit dem Großmeisterpalast im Hintergrund.
    Der Koloß von Rhodos - hier stand er natürlich. Heute bewachen Hirsch und Hirschkuh den Hafen, die Platoni.Read more

  • Day3

    Ausflug nach Rhodos Stadt

    September 5, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Heute sind wir etwas früher aufgestanden. Wir wollten einnen Ausflug in die Stadt Rhodos machen.
    Nach dem Frühstück gings es los mit dem Linienbus direkt in die Innenstadt. Dort angekommen schauten wir uns zuerst den Hafen und die Altstadt an. An der Stelle, wo damals der Kolloss von Rhodos stand sind heute nur noch zwei Säulen zusehen aber die Vorstellung wie groß die Statue mal gewesen sein muss war durchaus beeindruckend.
    Die Altstadt war umgeben von hohen und dicken Befestigungsmauern. Innerhalb der Mauern gabs den üblichen Touristenkram.
    Nachdem wir uns bis in den Nachmittag hinein die Altstadt angeschaut hatten ging es danach in den jüngeren Teil. Hier gab es viele Geschäfte und kleine Bars und Restaurants.
    Der Strand war auch sehr schön. Am Abend gab es noch ein leckeres Essen in einem gemütlichen Restaurant, bevor es dann wieder mit dem Bus Richtung Hotel ging.
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  • Day12

    Ellie Beach

    July 21, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    After walking through the old town, we made our way to Ellie Beach. It was a typical European beach; crowded, warm aquamarine water with beach chairs to rent. The boys enjoyed the diving platform. After, we walked along the shoreline back to the ship.

  • Day5

    Rhodos Hafen

    June 24, 2014 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Den Koloss von Rhodos haben wir im Hafen nicht entdeckt, wie auch, wenn hierfür zur damaligen Zeit min. 30 Häfen in Frage kommen ;)
    Naja, an seiner eventuellen Stelle im Mandraki Hafen stehen dafür die beiden Wappentiere von Elafos und Elafina.
    Achja, aufpassen sollte man auf die Afrikaner, sinnfreie Armkettchen verkaufen die, falls jemand die angelegt bekommt, darf dafür zahlen! Also aufpassen und um jeden Preis verhindern! Das sind zwar nur 4 Frauen die das Zeug verkaufen, wir durften aber beobachten wie es auf einmal 10 weitere Personen waren…Read more

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Niokhóri, Niokhori, Νιοχώρι

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