Affichage des articles du décembre, 2009

Christmas in Athens

Syntagma Square by day (24th December 2009. Temperature : + 21° C) :Syntagma Square by night :

Rhodes / Ρόδος

On this island i was told at least 5 times “it’s better to come in summer”… Well, at least, Rhodes in December is good because no fat tourist in flashy shirts is spoiling your pictures !
Agrandir le planRhodes (403 kilometers from Athens, one hour by plane) is totally Greek now but the scenery brings you back 5 centuries ago when Western European knights from all over Europe where the masters of it and fought in the Crusades. See for yourself :Of course, the island of Rhodes was a very important place in Antiquity and Rhodes was famous for the Colossus which used to stand at the entrance of the port, until it was destroyed by an earthquake : Of course, after the  Knights Hospitaller came the Ottomans in 1522 and they left also their stamp on the architecture of the city : And of course there is the landscape, always great :I’ll be back in Summer, for sure :)