Five Shots: The Coast of Rhodes

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Rhodes, northern beach on the windy, west side.

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Colossus, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

Over 2,000 years ago an earthquake shook and destroyed the ancient wonder of Colossus. I saw this article written in 2015 which claims architects are planning to reconstruct it, 3x larger than the original. You can read The Telegraph article HERE

Rhodes Harbor
Rhodes Harbor

Now a stag and doe stand where once straddled the Greek titan-god of the sun Helios, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC.

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No alterations or photoshop. I swear it’s this layered, this blue.
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Pick a seat. Pay 5 euros
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A pebbled beach on the calm side (east) of Rhodes where it was easy to float like a bobber.
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It’s a wild ride on the west side of the island.

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Walking on the west side, select a spot on uncrowded beaches.

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The east side has the resorts and the touristy areas. This picture is on the west side, and its villages and beaches are uncommercialized. I think it’s because it’s too windy to swim calmly, yet, this is the side I’d easily spend a summer hanging out with the locals.

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Instead of a bus, we rented a car for 25 euros and struck out on our own. We only had time to visit the northeast and west side of the island. They say it takes 6 hours to drive around.

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On the east side slightly north of Anthony Quinn Bay, we ascended up a mountain top which featured a church and a restaurant.
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Since we live in Northern AZ, eating fish on the trip was a priority. Mussels and prawns for lunch.

I could spend weeks on Rhodes. We only caught a glimpse of her beauty. Which picture do you like best? 

41 thoughts on “Five Shots: The Coast of Rhodes

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  1. I like the blue layers in the sea best. I haven’t been to Rhodes, but I have been to mainland Greece, Crete, and Corfu, and can vouch for those blues! The lunch was a good photo too. That locally-caught fresh seafood is the best. I have also been to the south of Turkey, which is closer than Athens is to Rhodes.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. beautiful pictures from Rhodes, looks like you had an a amazing time Cindy. Like all the pictures, especially the one form up the mountain top, what a stunning view. Looks like the restaurant had nice food as well 🙂

  3. Beautiful! Your photographs brought back some happy memories of family holidays to Rhodes in the 80s It looks like old Rodos hasn’t changed much at all!

    1. Sweet! Paul, did you get a chance to explore the lower half of the island? I wonder if it’s less touristy? I was surprised for going in July, it wasn’t crowded at all. I want to rent a flat and stay there for a month. 🙂

  4. Look at that ocean eh! Great shots Cindy and looks like you had a wonderful time. For evoking the tourist appeal of the Greek Islands I’d say the ones with the chairs is pretty neat. The little shit on the ocean with the different layers of blue is very evocative too. But for me it’s the last two that are my favourite. That’s my kind of day, walk to the top of a mountain to see that view and then eat that meal. 🙂

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