Venice and the Eastern Mediterranean - Presented by your Travel Goddesses: Stephanie Strickland & Laurel IndalecioVenice and the Easten MediterraneanOctober 21 - 31, 2005
     
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Rhodes (Rodos)

 

     
 
 October 28, 2005
     
 

 
In the morning of October 28, 2006 we arrived at the island of Rhodes the largest island in the Dodecanese Island Group.  The above series of photos (digitally pieced together) shows Mandraki Harbor from the bow of the ship.  The walls of Rhodes Old Town are visible on the left.
   
 
Map showing the ship's route to and from Rhodes Map showing the ship's
route to and from Rhodes
   
 
Map of Rhodes Map of Rhodes
   
  Here are some other views that we saw from our ship:
 
 
   
  We disembarked from the ship and boarded a bus that took us to the Ruins of Temple of Apollo.  Here are some pictures of what we saw along the bus route:
 
 


One of the tours offered included a "train ride". We were glad we chose the bus. The folks on board looked uncomfortable.
   
  The Ruins of the Temple of Apollo
 
 

   
  After viewing the ruins we again boarded the bus and where taken to the opening of Old Town closest to the Palace of the Grand Masters.
   
 
Map showing Rhodes Town Map of the northern tip of Rhodes showing Rhodes Town and the location of Rhodes Old Town.

For a detailed map of Old Town
go here...
   
  The rest of our tour was done on foot.  We walked through the gates of Old Town and headed for the Palace of the Grand Masters.  Here are some pictures of what we saw along the way.
 
 

These maps are posted all over Rhodes Old Town so you know where you are. They are written in Greek and English.

To see the detail of one of these maps
go here...
   
  Palace of the Grand Masters
 
 
Towers above the main entrance.
 
Photos of the center courtyard.

Beautiful mosaics cover the floor of the palace.

 
   
  Website with information about The Palace of the Grand Masters

http://www.rhodes.gr/en/ipolimas/touristikosodigos/sites/mouseia/

   
  After leaving the Palace of the Grand Masters our tour continued down Ippoton Road also known as the Street of the Knights.
   
  Street of the Knights (Ippoton Road)
 
 
   
  Our tour was complete after we walked down the Street of the Knights.
We then had a couple of hours to walk around Rhodes Old Town on our own.
 
 
Fort of St. Nicholas and medieval windmill  
Marine Gate
An interesting fountain  
Church of our Lady Around Town (#46 on this map...)  
Hospice of St. Catherine and Ruins of Church of St. Catherine

(#47 & #48 on this map...)

 
Ruins of Church of Our Lady of the Victory

(#50 on
this map...)
 
     
 

 

 

 

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