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 !
Rhodes (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 :)