Another of the Greek Islands, Rhodes is geographically located such that it has seen successive waves of Greeks, Romans, early Christians, Byzantines, Crusaders (the Order of St John comes to mind), Ottomans, and more recently the Italians have all had a role in shaping the city in history, people, architecture.

Like many of the older port towns which are not particularly modern, bustling, present day commercial ports, the cruise ship terminal is located with in walking distance of the old city.

Mostly what follows are photos of the various buildings, ruins, reconstructions and the older portion of the town. I set most up as galleries so that you would not be overwhelmed with huge pictures. Right clicking should bring up a slightly larger version. But first, a short orientation:


The City

The ship was docked along the pier to the right side. There is a small spit on land which extends out on the left (and west) side of the harbor. The major lighthouse of is located on Fort St Nickolaus which was built in the 15th Century

located on the extension on the extreme north.

located on the extension stretching out to the north

to the left the walkways end on both sides, leaving a small entrance to the harbor guarded by the two deer – as customary, the buck is on the left and the doe on the right.


All of this I explored later. When we left the ship after walking along the harbor we headed into the city with its own interesting details (photos from both before and after the palace)

up Knights Way

to the Palace

completely with mosaics (most “obtained” from other locations)


otherwise – there were doors

and arches.

I wandered out to the Ft Nikolaus on my own. Finding that the three towers I had seen on the way in turned out to be permanently decorated as viewed from the city.

and the actual fort –

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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