Climbing Kastellorizo – The Cliff Steps To The Monastery Of St. George Of Vouni

Finally! How many years have we arrived by boat from Kaş to the Greek island of Meis (Kastellorizo) and gazed across to the vertical cliff face that frames the main harbour? Narrow walled steps winding steeply right up to the top before disappearing over the summit. How long have we been saying, "We … [Read more...]

A Bodrum To Kos Day Trip – Exploring Kos Town On Foot

This beautiful country that we live in; so much to see and do. And we do and see a lot. Still much of the Turkey map to be explored of course, but there are also other places, in close proximity, that tempt us across borders and waters. Some of the Greek islands are so close to the Turkish coast … [Read more...]

Travelling Turkey – Our Favourite Posts of 2011

December is whizzing by and we're careering headlong towards 2012, so we thought we'd do what everyone else does at this time of year and take a look back at 12 of our favourite posts of 2011; one for each month. Sitting with notebook and pen and scrolling through the archives this morning, we … [Read more...]

Rhodes Old Town – The Ottomans

When I was younger, I was an expert armchair traveller (I still am) and had an image in my head of all Greek islands. They all looked exactly the same and you can probably guess the picture: idyllic, whitewashed buildings with blue-painted doors and window frames, geraniums and bougainvillea … [Read more...]

The All-Seeing Eye On Rhodes

Today's post is a photo that I've been meaning to add to the blog for a while and I've just rediscovered it buried in my laptop folders. Quite often, whenever we visit somewhere new, it's not the tourist sites or the famous monuments that stick in our minds months after our return. No, it's the … [Read more...]

Beer Sipping in Rhodes Old Town

As we posted about the joy that is an icy cold glass of Efes Pilsen yesterday, and as it's the weekend, we thought we'd continue with the beer theme today. Unfortunately, Turkey is not renowned for its vast choice of beers and much as we enjoy a bottle of Efes (we drink from the bottle in summer … [Read more...]

A Traditional Rhodes Gyros Pork Fix…for one of us

We mentioned in a previous post that we had a shock when we went to the Greek island of Rhodes a couple of weeks back. After Meis (Kastellorizo), Rhodes Old Town was so crowded with tourists and it took a while to get used to. As with most places however, there's always a little oasis of calm if … [Read more...]

Indestructible Leather Sandals From Rhodes

Whenever we go anywhere different, I always like to get a souvenir; a little memento of our trip. It doesn't have to be anything big or expensive and in fact, most of the time, it's just a postcard of the place. I stick these in a journal / scrapbook with a few notes reflecting my thoughts of the … [Read more...]

Fethiye to Rhodes Day Out – Go With The Tourist Flow

An idyllic, sleepy, stereotypical Greek island is exactly what Rhodes is not. Well, at least not the mediaeval Old Town. We're accustomed to exploring the back streets and harbour of the Greek island of Meis and wandering around Paspatur in Fethiye in relative solitude. So, when we sailed from … [Read more...]

Day Trip From Fethiye To Rhodes

In our previous post, we bade farewell to Meis for a while and said we hope to still go there again in the future on a day trip or overnight stay. Yesterday was very possibly our last visa trip for the foreseeable future so we decided to return to the Greek island of Rhodes; an island we haven't … [Read more...]