“Rhodes, Every Day From Fethiye…”
If you know the Fethiye region either from living here or coming for your holidays, you will have seen advertising hoardings on the roadsides, displaying that phrase and a picture of the Flying Poseidon shooting across the sea. It always makes us chuckle when we see it because of the ‘every day.’
The first time we used the Flying Poseidon hydrofoil from Fethiye was about three years ago. We needed to go to renew our visa so we took ourselves off to one of the travel agents in the centre of Fethiye to arrange the booking.
‘We’d like to book on the hydrofoil to Rhodes please.’
‘Okay. Which day would you like to go?’
‘Which days does it run?’
‘Okay, can we go on Sunday please?’
‘No, not Sunday.’
‘Why not? Is it fully booked?’
‘It doesn’t run on Sundays.’
‘So it doesn’t run every day then?’
‘Yes, it runs every day.’
‘But we can’t go on Sunday so it doesn’t run every day.’
‘Yes. It runs every day – except Sundays.’
And so that was the conversation and we ended up going one day in the week. Throughout July and August, the Flying Poseidon is highly likely to be running every day (assuming that that is with the exception Sundays of course).
Early and late season, it leaves a few days a week taking you for a lovely little outing to the Greek island of Rhodes – specifically, Rhodes Town. And if you fancy this little outing, we’re sure the islanders of Rhodes will be very pleased to see any visitors they can get this year.
We hope to be visiting one day – not Sunday – this season as we haven’t been for a while. We normally use our little Greek trips from Fethiye as a pork fix. You can get amazing gyros in Rhodes which is basically a döner kebab but with pork instead of beef, lamb or chicken and they put a few chips on it too.
However, we have had a great pork fix this lunchtime as my dad is out visiting at the moment. He never comes empty handed so lunch was a bacon half bread with HP sauce. Mm Mm Mmmm. Our mention of the bacon butty also got a good few comments on our Facebook Page.