Description and photos of a trip by Janice and Larry Hatt to Rome, Italy; a cruice on the MS Braemar to eastern Mediterranean ports followed by a motor trip to Pompeii and the Amalfi coast of southern Italy.
Thursday, October 9th; Island of Rhodes, Greece
Our tour to lovely Lindros was certainly worth getting up early for! It is alovely place: a lower town of immaculate white buildings and a mediaval fortress withsome parts dating back to BC times. Our guide, Dora (as she said: 'not theexplorer') was very good. We drove out of Rhodes City and along the coast for about45 minutes.
At Lindos a shuttle took us to the lower town, then we climbed the 399steps to the acropolis. It was well-defended and well-provisioned to provide shelterfor all the town's residents im case of attack. There are layers of history datingback 2700 years the worship of the Greek gods through the 14th century, when theKnights of St. John occupied the island for a long time before moving on to Malta. The market lined the winding road up to the fortress and both of us did some shopping(Jan more than Lar by a long shot ).
Back to the ship for a noon sailing. We continued to be blessed with fineweather, usually a bit overcast and cool enough that we don't suffer as we clamberaround all these ruins.
...later:Tonight was a western night on board, so we ate Prime Texas beef, wore western clothes and listened to western music. The entertainment included saloon girls and cowboys and nightly quiz was all about things western - we thought we had a chance, but didn't do so well -- well, everyone else was on a team of at least 4. Selected Photos of Rhodes