My family and I have been to many Greek islands including Kefalonia, Skiathos, Crete, Zakinthos as well as the main land to visit Athens and now Rhodes can be added to the list too! Rhodes is the perfect combination of history and beach, if that makes sense! It's a quite island, very relaxing and calm, a bit dusty but beautiful none the less.
The only thing I found strange was the sheer number of fur boutiques there were. Now I'm not sure if it was simply because I wasn't paying enough attention but I can't remember seeing any fur shops on any of the other greek islands I've been too! I can't see the fur industry being that big in Greece but I could be wrong.
Rhodes to me seemed the most Mythical of all the islands I've been to, this feeling could have been influenced by my holiday read, 'Thrive' by Arianna Huffington, which had many references to Greek Mythology throughout (it's a great read by the way...review coming shortly). But the ancient hills just stood strong and felt powerful.
I spotted a stair case winding up the side of a hill but couldn't see what was at the top. We climbed maybe, two hundred steps and at the top was a beautiful tiny little church, isolate from everything. I say church but it was literally a 2 x 3 metre space only big enough for two people but it was a calming space non the less! The view at the top was stunning, a 360 degree view of the island and it was wonderful.
All way up to the top, and surrounding the church, there were these stones that had been stacked on top of each other and they really intrigued me. I love the fact that someone had taken the time to create these statues and create art from the over looked objects! And what I loved more is that they have been left and no one has touched them or moved them or knocked them over. They have been standing like this for I don't know how long and there was something a little magical about that.
We of course did all of the touristy things, visited the museum and went to the old town which I always really enjoy. I found a tiny little workshop that made rugs and tapestries and cushions and throws and I fell in love. There was a lovely man in his 70's hand stitching a panel and he told me that it was a family business that started in 1860 and has been in the same building since they started. I could have spent all day in there, talking to the man hearing about the history and the background of their business.
Overall my week in Rhodes was fabulous! Lots of great moments and memories to keep. I would defiantly recommend Greece for your next holiday it's always been a vibrant, cultural, calm destination for me and I fall in love with it a little bit more each time. I took some video footage while away too, which is something I've never done before so be sure to hear on over to my Instagram and check it out...I've love to hear what you think. I have holiday blues already and am busy planning my next adventure! Until next time...