Hiro and I love the Greek islands. Though they have suffered negative press and frowns a plenty due to the atrocious behavior of British tourists over the years, we still love our breakaways upon their shores.
Once many years ago, Hiro and I went to Rhodes. This was just after they closed those ghastly bars in Faliraki. Nevertheless, we always head for the quieter areas and we wound up in a little pine surrounded place called Pefkos.
Let me wallow in my memories:
What a glorious view especially on a snowy day like today in London.
The place where we stayed played host to a band of roving peacocks. This one liked to loiter outside our apartment door.
The view from our home for the week looked out over the rooftops and onto the sea. Such a perfect way to wake up every morning.
Splashing about in the Mediterranean is a true joy for us beach bums
The waters were surprisingly clear.
Hiro loves the sea.
I remember walking through the cobbled back streets of Rhodes Old Town and marvelling at the wonderful shapes that the shadows make against the brilliant light.
I remember visiting the Archaeological Museum that was once the Hospital of the Knights that dates back to 1440. The Museum houses ancient pieces that date as far back as the 5th century B.C.
It gets mighty hot during summer. I remember feeling my skin scorching and seeking out shade during high noon.
I remember eating delicious food and drinking plenty of beer in frozen mugs. Oh an ice cold Amstel on a scorching day is the way to go.
Scruffy beach bum that I am at heart.
The Greek Islands will always draw me in. It’s the glorious summer weather, the warm and welcoming people, the food (think stifado and prawns cooked in ouzo, the white washed buildings and the rich and enthralling history that will always bring us back….again and again and again. Rhodes was such a memorable experience. I only wish that the Colossus still stood so I could gaze on in wonder of a truly influential past era. Imagine that!
Hiro and I would like to set foot on as many Greek Islands as possible have you been to any? Which woul you recommend?