Rhodes is the island which we visited most recently - just after my retirement in 2019. Situated where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean & you can see this "coming together" at the southern tip of the island although the two bodies of water are still very distinct.  As with many other islands, this one's capital shares the island's name too.  Rhodes town is a thriving port, walled & historic town and bustling tourist location.
Broadly, tourism/holiday resorts are "confined" to the northern part of the island & once you're in the southern part of the island, it feels much more like "real" Greece with quaint villages, very little traffic & tavernas overlooking the sea.
There's, also some stunning history; both in the walled town of Rhodes but also, delving much further back in time on the south western coast where you'll find Lindos.  The Acropolis here draws huge crowds so in peak season, you have the population of a large city trying to make its way around a small town with, in many cases, very narrow streets.  They're so narrow that no traffic is allowed in its heart.
The Acropolis dominates the town  sitting on a hilltop overlooking bays to either side.  Whilst a challenging climb, particularly in the near midday heat of high season, it's well worth it! Aside from the sea views; closer view of the detail of the Acropolis, you get a stunning view of Lindos itself - white buildings "crammed" together almost maze-like
Beach Sunset
Beach Sunset
Hotels in "golden light"
Hotels in "golden light"
Rhodes Town - buildings tell a storyQ
Rhodes Town - buildings tell a storyQ
Rhodes Town - local artwork for sale
Rhodes Town - local artwork for sale
Rhodes Town, before & after refurbishment
Rhodes Town, before & after refurbishment
Rhodes Town Gothic arches
Rhodes Town Gothic arches
Rhodes Town - good understanding of the colour wheel here - orange against the blue sky!
Rhodes Town - good understanding of the colour wheel here - orange against the blue sky!
Rhodes Town, walled city
Rhodes Town, walled city
Rhodes Town defences
Rhodes Town defences
Rhodes Town - those walls have seen some action!
Rhodes Town - those walls have seen some action!
Rhodes Town - One of many churches
Rhodes Town - One of many churches
Rhodes harbour - 3 tears of shipping, pleasure, fishing & cruise
Rhodes harbour - 3 tears of shipping, pleasure, fishing & cruise
Rhodes Town - lookout tower
Rhodes Town - lookout tower
Rhodes Town - classic Greek Windmill
Rhodes Town - classic Greek Windmill
Shopping in Rhodes Town
Shopping in Rhodes Town
View from a hill! Taken from Filerminos monastery
View from a hill! Taken from Filerminos monastery
Filerminos monastery
Filerminos monastery
Filerminos monastery
Filerminos monastery
Cloisters, Filerminos monastery
Cloisters, Filerminos monastery
Cross on a hill, Filerminos Monastery
Cross on a hill, Filerminos Monastery
Looking south, from Filerminos Monastery
Looking south, from Filerminos Monastery
Butterflies at Butterfly valley
Butterflies at Butterfly valley
Calming & cool under the trees at Butterfly Valley
Calming & cool under the trees at Butterfly Valley
Trying out the new Macro Lens at Butterfly Valley
Trying out the new Macro Lens at Butterfly Valley
Classic Greek Harbour - work and pleasure boats
Classic Greek Harbour - work and pleasure boats
Rocky Shores - Rhodes
Rocky Shores - Rhodes
Greek fishing boats
Greek fishing boats
A view from a hill!  Sweeping bays off of Rhodes
A view from a hill! Sweeping bays off of Rhodes
Where two seas meet at the southern tip of Rhodes - Prasonisi Beach
Where two seas meet at the southern tip of Rhodes - Prasonisi Beach
Acropolis on a hill, Lindos, Rhodes
Acropolis on a hill, Lindos, Rhodes
White House. Lindos town, Rhodes
White House. Lindos town, Rhodes
Lindos Town, Rhodes
Lindos Town, Rhodes
St Paul's Bay, Lindos, Rhodes
St Paul's Bay, Lindos, Rhodes
Shopping Street, Lindos
Shopping Street, Lindos
The Larger bay to the north of the Acropolis, Lindos
The Larger bay to the north of the Acropolis, Lindos
Acropolis walls, Lindos town, Rhodes
Acropolis walls, Lindos town, Rhodes
4000yrs + & still standing! Acropolis, Lindos
4000yrs + & still standing! Acropolis, Lindos
Steps with a view, Acropolis, Lindos
Steps with a view, Acropolis, Lindos
Commanding view from the Acropolis, Lindos, Rhodes
Commanding view from the Acropolis, Lindos, Rhodes
St Paul's Bay, Lindos, Rhodes
St Paul's Bay, Lindos, Rhodes
Ongoing restoration, Acropolis, Lindos
Ongoing restoration, Acropolis, Lindos
Traditional 18th Century house, Lindos, Rhodes
Traditional 18th Century house, Lindos, Rhodes
The view through the arch!
The view through the arch!
Arches & Mosaics
Arches & Mosaics
Incoming! Evening arrival into Rhodes Airport
Incoming! Evening arrival into Rhodes Airport
The last rays!
The last rays!

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