My ferry from Rhodes to Tilos was at 18.00 so I had plenty of time for a leisurely wander around Rhodes Old Town with the camera, even after a sluggish start. We have been wandering around the walled town at least once a year since we first came in Y2K and in 2010 I came several times on shopping trips from the smaller islands where I was staying for the summer or to meet people off flights so it is familiar and much photographed. But it is so complex and ancient that there is always something new to take the interest. The rest of this blog post is just images from the day.
One of the main entrances to the walled city with typical Crusader crenellations
The ‘Roloi’ or clock tower at the top of the town
One of the buildings on Socrates Street with the Islamic crescent on top
The sign says that this building in Socrates Street dates back to the 14th Century, now a ‘traditional’ kafenion but closed on Sunday
The rough cobbled path up to the Roloi
One of the paintings by Rozina Koroni-Steliou in an exhibition in the stone gate house
… and graphic
Immediately outside the exhibition. She eased what must have been cramped muscles by bowing deeply whenever anyone dropped coins into her box
Eyeing a plane tree
… which someone had spotted is actually a reindeer
Cat and mouse chase
A stone owl keeps watch on the live pigeons in Socrates Square
Sea horse fountain in another square
Heading out of the walled city
Reflecting in Mandraki Harbour
I’m now on Tilos but more about that again.
Rhodes looks like a marvelous place.
Rhodes Old Town, probably the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, is fascinating, well worth a visit