A Colossal Sight
01.08.2009 - 01.08.2009 35 °C
I got up around 6.45am and went down for a small breakfast at 7pm. I just missed the tidal wave of Greeks coming to breakfast; apparently it was a sight to behold. Those of my party that witnessed it, resolved to have breakfast henceforth at an alternative venue. Their description of brought to mind, peak hour traffic chaos in Athens, and some of my co-travellers seemed to be traumatised by the experience.
Shortly afterwards, the ship arrived at Rhodes, and we were treated to an impressive entry as we sailed past the former site of the Colussus, with the ancient walled city in the background. From there, we took a bus to Lindos down the coast, where we climbed up to an acropolis on Mt Philerimos. It was quite hot today, so although we were given an alternative of exploring the walled city or going to the beach in the afternoon, most of us chose to return to the ship at 2pm and enjoyed a late lunch in the restaurant. The remainder of the afternoon was spent relaxing on the ship, followed by another restaurant meal, a "Greek Dancing" show, and then a much needed rest.