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Rhodes Road Trip: East Coast from Rhodes Town to Lindos, Greece

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 itinerary on the east coast: Continue reading


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Rhodes Road Trip: Inland and Mountains from Monolithos to Ialyssós

Earlier during the day I explored the west coast of Rhodes from Ialyssós to Fourni Beach. It was a fantastic road trip: quiet beaches, stunning lush green nature, archeological sites, historical castles and massive caves, cliffs and rock formations along the rugged shoreline.To get back to my homebase in Ialyssós I decided to take the mountain road to see what the inland and mountain regions Continue reading


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Rhodes Road Trip: West Coast from Ialyssós to Fourni Beach

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

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Pastel Sunsets of Rhodes, Greece

Right now I would give anything to be able to go back to Greece or just any other place on earth where it is warm and sunny. It is November and the weather in Finland is currently extremely grey and wet. No sunshine, just dark clouds and grey November rain with harsh wind. I suppose our autumn and winter will be like this at least for the next couple of months until the snow falls. According to the weather forecast first snow might fall already today, but so far it is just raining.Rhodes_sunsetThis is why I want to take us back to Rhodes where the sun is shining, in the evening painting the sky with all shades of pastel colours. I wish I was walking on the beach watching the sun set below the horizon and Continue reading


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Walking Medieval Rhodes Old Town Moat

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.rhodes_oldtown_moatIt 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


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Stepping Back in Time in Medieval Rhodes Old Town

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.rhodestown_mandrakiharbour Continue reading


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Rhodes in Blue and White

When you think about Greece, what is the scenery that you picture in your mind? I always picture Greece with whitewashed houses with blue doors and blue windows by the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. Or narrow lanes dotted with small traditional Greek tavernas with blue chairs and tables.Rhodes_chairs_blueIt is not surprising that blue and white are the national colours of Greece and also colours of the Greek flag, which I am sure Continue reading


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Best Things to See and Do in Rhodes New Town

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.rhodestown_mandrakiharbour_01rhodestown_01

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


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Rhodes: Exploring Historical Town of Ialyssós & Mount Filerimos

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.Ialyssos_trianda_rhodes_town_01Ialyssos_trianda_rhodes_town_02Some 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


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Rhodes: Picture-perfect Ancient Village of Lindos

Stunning whitewashed houses climbing amphitheatrically the slopes of a hill topped with a fortress at the end of a sweeping blue bay with a golden sandy beach make Lindos one of the most captivating villages in Rhodes.Rhodes_LindosLocated some 50 km from Rhodes Town, Lindos is very picturesque more than anything. The scenery with turquoise waters is absolutely Continue reading