Greece: a beginning in Rhodes.

I left the cold and April showers of Manchester and landed in Rhodes in temperatures still above 20oC at near midnight.  Very pleasant.

It is still pre-season over here and the Old Town, which in the summer makes Blackpool at Illumination time seem like a rest cure, is virtually deserted.  There are few tourists around, many of the bars and restaurants are shut and those which are open seem to be catering for locals.

I’m only here overnight, catching a high speed cat to Symi at 08.30 tomorrow (Sunday) morning for a couple of days before heading to Kalymnos for Easter.

 

Entrance to the Old Town from the Commercial Harbour

Entrance to the Old Town from the Commercial Harbour

Inside the town walls most shops and restaurants are closed

Inside the town walls most shops and restaurants are closed

The moon rises above the town walls along the harbourtside

The moon rises above the town walls along the harbourside

One of many old eschucheons from the crusader era

One of many old eschucheons from the crusader era

However quiet it may be the gin palaces are still parked up here

However quiet it may be the gin palaces are still parked up here

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