Yesterday, we were in Rhodes, the fourth largest island in Greece. It is also an old walled City due to the Knights of St. John’s who came here in 1306 on their way to Jerusalem and the Crusades. The built the Old City and walled it in with a huge moat. The lasted here until the Turks invaded in 1519.
There are impressive castles and other medieval buildings and churches inside the walls including 3 Greek style windmills.
First we took a bus down the east coast to Lindos and the Acropolis. But once there we decided to take a donkey and ride around the old town while my dad found an English pub named the Sunburnt Arms Bar and had a coffee. We joined him there later and had drinks while talking to Cliff and his wife Reina, originally from Southeast London. They were really nice and have been in Rhodes for 23 years. Lots of ex-pat people are in Rhodes because it is very popular with Brits and other Europeans as a holiday get-away.
This is Frederick, in Santorini. So far, I have 2 favorites in Greece – Ephesus and Santorini. I am coming back. Watch out!