Wednesday, 17 April 2019
From the walkway to our hotel room, we had a great view of the hill behind. It is called Tsambika Mountain and sitting on the top of it is a small monastery called Kyra Tsambika. It was a little over 3.5 miles there and back and there are some spectacular views from the top. Well worth the effort of climbing this baby mountain. The Route Distance 3.5 Miles We walked from our hotel to Casa Cook Hotel and then followed the road between the two sections of Casa Cook to its end. From there you can see the path leading to the gate in the photo. You can lengthen the…
Sunday, 14 April 2019
After another leisurely breakfast, we check out of the hotel and headed into the centre of Rhodes Town. We only had two things to do today. Get some cash from an ATM and get a bus to Kolymbia. Getting cash was easy enough with plenty of ATMs in the town so we just needed to get tickets for the bus. We returned to the bus station and spoke to the man in the ticket kiosk and discovered that there are in fact two bus stations in the town and that we were at the wrong one. Fortunately, the correct one was just fifty metres away on the same road.
Saturday, 13 April 2019
We had a good nights sleep at our accommodation, Galanopetra, and ate our breakfast in the courtyard, sitting in the morning sun. Our plan for the day was to walk to the Acropolis of Rhodes and a few other sites near the Acropolis and then walk down through the modern city of Rhodes to the other side of the peninsula before heading back into the medieval walled city. There was no rush, we had all day and we would not be using any other form of transport other than our feet. So, time for another cup of coffee and an omelette then! We left the hotel just after nine and…
Friday, 12 April 2019
We caught an early morning flight from Gatwick and arrived on the Island of Rhodes at around midday. We only had carry-on luggage, our rucksacks, so we were quick to leave the aircraft and get through passport control but we still managed to miss the bus to Rhodes Town by ten minutes and would have to wait for another fifty minutes for the next one.