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The Isle of Rhodes

IMG_5201 IMG_5173{Cats were everywhere on the island especially, around and about the Harbor of Rodos}

Rhodes is famous for the huge bronze Colossus {Kolossos means “giant statue} that once stood in the harbor, known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; is home to a medieval fortification in Old Town and has a geographical location, which is the gateway to the Aegean.

The beauty of this island is not just as a beach resort, but seeing the ancient built upon the new that makes it shores so awe-inspiring. Listed are few of my favorites sites when exploring.

IMG_5353 IMG_5232{Located on the wave breaker at Mandraki harbor, one of three medieval windmills which once ground grains, and the Street of the Knights in the Medieval City of Rhodes- 1309-1522 is a unique example of an architectural style during the Crusades that combines Byzantine, French and Spanish influences.}

IMG_5210 IMG_5323{I could not get enough of the grilled prawns or the fresh fish served whole}

One of the best assets of this island is the seafood, restaurants specializing in traditional Greek dishes with influences from nearby Turkey, and do not forget the ocean view of the Aegean when enjoying a meal.

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The Endless Blue of Rhodes

IMG_5369 IMG_5189The trip from Venice to Rhodes is just under two hours flying time. I had my notebook and coffee situated on the tray-table intending to write down notes on Venice, Murano and Burano while still fresh in my mind, but all I could do was stare out the window mesmerized by the view. I was astounded by the varying colors of blue above and below the aircraft. And, depending on the cloud cover, direction of the plane or the depth of the water there were colors across the spectrum such as azure, sapphire, indigo, peacock blue, aquamarine and cerulean, as we moved from the Adriatic to the Ionian Sea’s.

IMG_5177 IMG_5330The sky merging with the beautiful water would have inspired abstract expressionist Mark Rothko to create most lavishly. Once we landed on the island of Rhodes the color of blue continued as a dominant pigment across the landscape.

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