Rhodes Travel Blog› entry 5 of 9 › view all entries
It was a beautiful and very comfortable day that we spent in Rhodes. Out of all the places we visited, I would say that the place I could spend the most time at was Barcelona and Egypt was the biggest life experience, but Rhodes was one of my favorite parts of the trips because of its beauty, medieval architecture, ease and comfort. It was a truly relaxing place to visit. It appears to be a summer retreat, so I think we experienced it at the right time when it is less crowded. It was easy to stroll into the walled city right from the ship. We walked a lot that day: through the alleys of shops in the Plaka (several times); up and down Knights Road; out to the lighthouse and back; along Mandraki harbor; and along the beach to the aquarium and back. While I'm sure the streets were not as crowded as they are in the peak season, there were spots of dense crowds either from cruise tours or many teenagers that appeared to be part of Greek versions of the boy scouts and girl scouts. It looked like many troops had converged for an outing in Rhodes. I have to say that we never went anywhere quite as nice when I was in the scouts.
We ate lunch at Sarris Taverna where we ordered a huge appetizer sampler that had dolmades, fried cheese balls, butter beans, meatballs, stuffed peppers, stuffed tomatoes, and fried vegetable fritters made of zucchini, cauliflower and carrots.