Pictures from my first real1 vacation:
Room 1035. I should have cleaned up before taking the picture.
The room came with a big balcony and ocean view.
View from one of the tables at The Lounge Bar.
Loved this: Gettig in touch with hotel staff through iMessage or WhatsApp!
They invited me to an Aperol Spritz event.
Sunset over one of the pools.
The first sight I visited, the Fort of Saint Nicholas.
Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights.
Cavalier, one of the gates to Old Town.
Courtyard of Marco Polo Mansion. One of the best restaurants in town.
I went on a sailing tour, a highlight of my trip.
One of the stops on that sailing tour was…
…Anthony Quinn Beach. Great water and colorful fish.
Colossus Rhodes on our way back to the harbor.
The Sheraton’s private beach.
View from one of the lounge chairs on the 6th floor pool level.
Loved the color of the water in contrast to the chairs. From The Lounge Bar.
My view at breakfast, where they had a separate are for SPG Gold & Platinum members.
Afantou Beach, a quieter beach than the ones by the hotels.
The beautiful theme of white structures and the blue ocean.
The east coast’s all inclusive hotels.
Rhodes from a dirt lot in the hills.
Seven Springs with Konstantin. We waded through ankle-high water…
…in a pitch black tunnel, to reemerge…
…at a small pond on the other side of the hill.
Seven Springs waterfall…
…with two Konstantins.
The path we followed became a little more adventurous than anticipated.
An architecturally valuable church.
I tried to capture one of those Greek boat scenes but failed.
After lunch on the island tour.
Last stop was the ancient Kameiros.
View from the Akropolis.
A typical home.
The big square.
Second Aperol Spritz reception.
Lindos, view of the Akropolis and town.
It’s at a beautiful sandy beach.
Very popular with tourists of course. View of the Akropolis from the beach.
The bay from the Akropolis.
Beautiful view of Agios Pavlos.
Lindos town as seen from the Akropolis.
Here you can see the bus station on top of the hill and the town’s square to the right.
Again tiny streets filled with people.
Dinner at Mavrikos. I was not impressed.
View of the hotel property from…
…the entrance area of the hotel. The hills on the horizon is Turkey.
Tiny little alleys!
The Street of the Knights.
Entrance to the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights.
I loved the small alleys in Old Town. Notice the tiny stones they used to cobble the streets!
1 A vacation where I did not visit anyone.