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Friday, April 11, 2008

An Afternoon in Rhodes



I felt this to be a small bonus in addition to all the "big" destinations of the trip. We'd decided to spend the time pottering about rather than go to one of the historic sites and as it was our first time in Greece, we looked forward to a few hours there.



We "parked" very close to the old town and were fortunate to be the only ship in port today so the place wasn't overwhelmed with tourists. First thoughts were how quiet it was after Cairo and Alex, how clean, how comfortable...how European! Wandering about the empty, narrow streets was a joy and we were happy to mooch in and out of shops, along little passageways and forego any plan.



We loved coming across little details like this



peering through open doors



and wandering up little cobbled streets.



We loved the Street of the Knights too - a pity the museum closed only last week for refurbishment.



A final surprise on our way back to the ship was this delightful corner, where the little church was open and we were encouraged to go inside and take a look. Icons, richly painted walls and Orthodox chant - what atmosphere to absorb as a memory of this lovely Friday afternoon.

1 Comments:

  • Hi Gill, I'm really enjoying sharing your travels vicariously. Thansls for sharing

    By Blogger Dorothy, at 4:24 pm  

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