Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Day 4 - Rhodes

It was again a lovely sunny  day - sun and clear skies - 25 C. 
We followed the arrival to Rhodes from the upper deck, and 11am went we ashore in Rhodes town (walking distance).

At the port are a number of beautiful old windmills and behind them a 4 km of preserved town walls that encircle the old town (photo). 

The town lies on the island's northern tip and is surrounded by sea on three sides.

The old town is just 5 minutes walk from the port. The city is like a large fortress, and is untouched the last 400 years. We walked through the old narrow streets and looked at the city's sights.

The highlight is the Palace of Grand Master of Knights, which was built in the 1300s and is today the city's landmarks. From the Palace Grand Master leads the The Street of the Knights, down to the archaeological museum. The street is considered one of the best preserved medieval streets in Europe. 
The Turkish part of the town is also interesting, including Soliman mosque that was built when the Turks conquered Rhodes in 1522 (picture).

Back on the ship we ate lunch and read on the balcony overlooking the city of Rhodes.

We ate dinner already at 6pm when there was "welcome back" reception. A glass of champagne and the latest news on Royal Caribbean Cruising.

Then there was show in the Centrum - 'The East Coast Boys'. We ended the evening with a glass of wine in scooner Bar. 

A short video from our visit in Rhodes Old Town:

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