On the first day of my Rhodes road trip I explored the west coast of Rhodes from Ialyssós all the way down to Fourni Beach and returned back to Ialyssós via mountains and cute little inland villages. Earlier I had also discovered the medieval Rhodes old town together with the more modern part of Rhodes town, so on the second day of my road trip it was time to hit the east coast of Rhodes.This was my route on the east coast: Continue reading
Rhodes is a large and versatile island with plenty to see and do. I had already explored medieval Rhodes old town together with the more modern part of Rhodes town as well as the historical town of Ialyssós and Filerimos Hill. However, there is much more to Rhodes than just these places so I rented a car for a couple of days to discover the island further.My plan for day 1 with the rental car was to explore the west coast from Ialyssós all the way to down to Fourni Beach and return in the afternoon via Continue reading
Helsinki is full of interesting museums and now that it is the darkest time of year with short, grey and gloomy days I decided to go out there to explore the museum scene of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
As I mentioned earlier, I have never been a big fan of museums and never in a million years thought I would get excited about museums but on my explorations I actually found some great gems and fantastic sources of inspiration. Did I find the inner artist or historian in me? Not really, but it did widen my horizons a bit more and I did enjoy a great deal!
Oh and one great tip: some museums in Helsinki offer Continue reading
During my holiday in Rhodes I woke up at sunrise every morning to do my morning run/walk along the coastal paths. One morning I headed towards Rhodes Old Town and by the commercial harbour I accidentally found an entrance to the gigantic Rhodes Old Town moat surrounding the walls of medieval Rhodes Old Town.It was still early in the morning, not too many people on the move. There was no one else in sight and the gates were open. I was not sure whether it was ok to access the moat but Continue reading
Medieval Rhodes Old Town is surrounded by a 4 km long medieval wall with seven impressive gates and a wide moat. Entering any of these gates is like stepping centuries back in time to a completely different world. Continue reading
Rhodes Town, situated on the northeastern tip of the island is without a doubt one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortress towns. Rhodes Town can be divided into old and new quarters: medieval buildings and narrow streets within the old town walls as well as vibrant and historical attractions by the waterfront in the new town.
There are so many interesting things to see and do in Rhodes New Town that it is difficult to decide where to start. I want to Continue reading
On my 2-week holiday in Rhodes I stayed the first week in the beach town of Ialyssós on the north coast some 8 km west of the capital of the island, Rhodes Town. Like most places in Greece, Ialyssós (Triánda) has a long history stretching all the way to 1500BC when Ialyssós was one of the three powerful cities of ancient Rhodes together with Lindos and Kamiros.Some 5 km from the town of Ialyssós lies the remains of the ancient city of Ialyssós, one of the most important archaeological sites in Rhodes. A winding road leads to Continue reading