Rhodes – Greece

We also had no pre-arranged tour for Rhodes and just winged it around the town itself. As my sister Janis had been here twice before she acted as tour guide.

We began our “self managed tour” with a trip on the hop-on hop-off bus and found that out of 12 stops the guy only stops twice. So we naturally got off on the stop we began with (LOL).

There are some lovely beaches here but no sand so it’s a bit rocky on ya bum! We took in the following sites…

  • The town centre with it’s market stalls and foreshore
  • The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes; built between the 7th century (citadel); 14th century (palace) AD
  • The mouth of Mandraki Harbour, adorned by statues of a male and female deer (Elafos and Elafina) symbols of the island – standing on columns which were built by the Italians to symbolize the actual deer they brought to Rhodes to rid the island of snakes.
  • The above deer are also reported to be where the The Colossus of Rhodes statue was located (one of the ancient 7 wonders of the world)

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