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An Ambler’s Guide to Rhodes

ByM. Clinton JonesM. Clinton Jones

This book provides a set of snapshots, in pictures and words, of Rhodes Town and environs, plus two popular day-trip destinations reached from Rhodes’ tourist harbours. The intention is to provide ideas for things to do and places to see. It is not intended as a conventional guide, such as the Rough Guide series, and does not pretend to any sort of inclusiveness – we try not to follow the herd, though in the Old Town you get little choice if you want to see many of the sights. Instead, we meander – aimlessly, some might say, us included – and let serendipity do whatever serendipity does. We generally enjoy ourselves. It is, then, a window into what an average couple of late-middle-aged holidaymakers, with hearts set on experiencing the sights, sounds and tastes of their destination, find to do. It is about us and what we like the look of. Indeed, the photos are all ours, taken whilst ambling around not doing much in particular but seeing a lot whilst we were about it. You can do a lot of ambling in Rhodes Town because it is that sort of place – a town of two halves, plus a couple of significant quarters. There is the Old Town, enclosed by its medieval castle walls, the New Town, where – hard to believe now – all the nightlife was at the turn of the century, the harbour area, where the Colossus of Rhodes is supposed to have stood, and the residential suburbs, which are worth visiting for two specific reasons. If you are into clubbing and chilling on the beach, then stop reading because this guide will be of no use. Probably. We are usually tucked up in bed by 21.30 and the beach is something to sit next to with small bottle of retsina and free meze – crisps or nuts in the more touristic establishments, but better quality the more off the beaten track you go or the better the locals get to know you; cheese, ham, olives, dolmades, pickled cucumber, etc. Nightclubs are simply places to avoid. If, on the other hand, you are curious and like the sound of ambling about doing not very much and seeing a lot, read on...


Publication Date
Mar 25, 2023
Travel & Adventure
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): M. Clinton Jones, By (photographer): M. Clinton Jones, By (photographer): J. D. Bird



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