2015? Whaaat? Yes, that was a very good year vacation-wise! Freshly squeezed orange juice can be mighty good!
Trip down went fine, flying with Thomas Cook was exactly as bad as expected! ^^ Behold, the island (or is it?!) from above, i.e. below the clouds:
First night, our hotel room wasn’t ready, so we were casually upgraded to a suite! Damn! It had a separate entrance hall leading into the main living room -> and even that one was bigger than my entire apartment back home 😂
If you’ve ever been to any touristy part of Greece, you must have been somewhat annoyed by the thousand upon thousand of gift shops selling the exact same (crap) merchandise everyyyywhere…. this one however, was slightly better, with its hilarious name! 😆
No Greek vacation without at least one gyros!!
(Random photo of garage bin unrelated)
The largest city on Rhodes is appropriately called Rhodes Town/City or just Rhodes. It is situated on the northern tip of the island and has, in addition to some fucking excellent beaches, a well-preserved (and well-worth a visit) old town (pictures coming below!).
I mean, what the feeek is that gorgeous colour?!?!
But the city has more to offer, at least if you have a decent form of imagination… The Colossus of Rhodes!!! …which served as inspiration for Game of Thrones. Citing Wikipedia for a bit:
The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was built by the Lindian sculptor Chares between 304 and 293 BC, which took 12 years and was completed in 282 BC. The statue represented their sun god Helios, which stood at the harbour entrance. The ancient city had a well-constructed sewage system as well as a water supply network as designed by Hippodamus. A strong earthquake hit Rhodes about 226 BC, badly damaging the city and toppling the Colossus.
Trying to keep these posts at a healthy length (shorter than the 200 pics I usually post…). So this concludes part 1! Part 2 can be found here:
Rhodes round-trip, 2015 [part 2 of 2]
Happy holidays! …I’m heading back to Lofoten myself this year! Stay tuned come 2025 or something 😂