I have just come back from an AMAZING holiday to Rhodes, an Island in Greece, with Kieran If you’ve seen my previous posts you’ll know i’ve been looking forward to this for a while, particularly in my ‘Holiday Shop‘ blog entry. We were able to explore some really beautiful places, including Filerimos and Lindos, which I’ll go on to discuss below.
We stayed at the Electra Palace in Lalysos, around a 15 minute drive from the Centre of Rhodes itself, as part of the all inclusive package. All I can say is that it was an amazing hotel, but you can hear more about the hotel by clicking here (link will be added soon!), which will take you through to my trip advisor review!
The first place we explored was Filerimos, a huge hill over-looking the hotel. Greece is well-known for it’s ancient ruins, and Filerimos was no exception. Once on top of the hill, you can find the Monastery of Filerimos, as well as the ruins of the Acropolis of Lalysos, which featured a temple dedicated to the worship of the Goddess, Athena. There were also cupious amounts of Peacocks which you could feed as well!
The city of Rhodes was really beautiful, and can be split up between the pier, city centre and old town, with the Old Town being the one that we mainly visited. It’s pretty cobbled streets lined with tavernas and touristy shops were perfect to get lost in. This is the oldest Medieval town in Europe, and features over 200 streets with no names!
This beautiful village, overlooked by it’s towering Acropolis, really enraptures the spirit of the island. Kieran chose to go on this excursion, and although I was a little put off by the demographic we boarded the coach with (mainly retired couples), i’m glad he made me do it! Make sure that if you visit, you pack a good pair of walking shoes, as getting to the Acropolis requires crossing over some fairly slippery rock, but once you get there, the ruins and restored elements of the Acropolis, as well as the views, are amazing. The Acropolis was dedicated to the worship of Athena, where many individuals were thought to have given offerings and sacrifices to their goddess. The Acropolis is also surrounded by a Medieval castle, built much later on, and it’s really fascinating to look at the differences in architecture between the two time periods.
After visiting the Acropolis, we headed on down through the village of Lindos, again featuring small winding streets, with some beautiful shops and tavernas. We picked up a few pieces for our new house (coming soon!) and had a refreshing drink in a small cafe hidden within the one of the many streets.
I can not describe what an amazing holiday we had, and recommend this hotel and island to anyone and everyone!