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Posted by Heliocentrism on April 5, 2018

October 7th – 16th, 2017

By the time we got to Rhodes, Mark and I were a little burned out. I know it might not seem like it, but traveling non-stop can get tiring. It’s not as stressful as having a job where you are over worked and underappreciated, but if you do anything long enough you will need some sort of break. We took a break in Rhodes.

Play with me, Mark! The water’s not cold or anything…

Mark did some hotel hunting and found a hotel that was all inclusive. We paid about €40 for the both of us. We had buffet breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and drinks whenever we wanted. (The food wasn’t so great that we overate, but just good enough that we always looked forward to meal times.) There were a few nights where people came and danced for us. It was wonderful. We hardly ever left the hotel.

I spent most of my time writing. I was so behind on this blog, only finishing an entry right before it would be released. I would write all day, stopping only to eat or get coffee… and to watch people dance.

I will always stop whatever I’m doing to look at Greek dancing. It evolves kicking, shouting, and in the end, fire. It’s lots of fun!

The beaches in Rhodes were beautiful to look at. Swimming at the beach was a bit harder. There was very little sand. All they had were rocks, like in the photo above. All the hotels were next to the beach so the guest could look at the beach while they swim in the pools. (Many of the hotels in Rhodes are all-inclusive like the one we got.)

Some believe the Colossus stood with each foot where the 2 pillars with llamas are now.

We did do some sight-seeing. How could we leave without seeing Rhodes’ Acropolis and their museums filled with pottery? Greece is very beautiful and just filled with artifacts from antiquity, which I LOVE. But what I miss the most is…

baklava!! 


Greece

How to get there:

You can enter this country air, land, or sea.

Phone:

  • 112 – Emergency
  • 166 – Ambulane
  • 199 – Fire
  • 100 – Police
  • 171 – Tourist Police

Website:

Videos:

Notes:

  • Don’t flush toilet paper.
    • Supposedly, it’s bad for the pipes.
    • You’re supposed to throw it in the trash can in the bathroom.
  • Although Greece is relatively inexpensive, you can go through all your money traveling to all the various islands.

Acropolis of Rhodes

Basic Information

Cost:

  • free

Hours:

  • 24hrs

Notes:

  • Built in the 5th–3rd century BC.
  • Don’t Miss:
    • The Temple of Apollo
    • The Odeon
    • The Stadium
  • Near by you will find the Hellen

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

Basic Information

Website

Cost:

  • €9
  • €10 – Combo Ticket Includes admission to:
    • Grand Masters’ Palace,
    • Archaeological Museum,
    • the church of Our Lady of the Castle
    • Decorative Arts Collection

Hours:

  • 01Apr – 31Oct Mon-Sun, 0800-2000
  • 01Nov – 31Mar Tue-Sun, 0800-1500

Video

Notes:

  • Built in the late 7th century.
  • Don’t Miss:
    • Floor Mosaics
    •  Benito Mussolini‘s name on a large plaque near the entrance.
      • This was once his holiday home.

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes

Basic Information

Website

Cost:

  • €8
  • €10 – Combo Ticket Includes admission to:
    • Grand Masters’ Palace,
    • Archaeological Museum,
    • the church of Our Lady of the Castle
    • Decorative Arts Collection

Hours:

  • Tu – Su 08.00-19.40
  • Mondays 13.30-19.40

Video

Notes:

  • Don’t Miss:

Watch out For:

  • €2 Gyros
    • A restaurant advertises cheap gyros. When you sit down they want you to order before looking at the menu. You think, “If the gyro is only €2, everything else must be similarly priced.” You order a gyro, fries, and a soda. When you get your bill, the total is €12. “How can that be,” you think as you look at your receipt. Then you realize, the gyros was €2, but the fries were €4 and the soda was was €6! It’s even more upsetting when you think about how rude the waiter was to you while you ate your meal.

Don’t Miss:

Map:

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