After departing Symi, we set sail and arrived in Rhodes in time to spend a full day.
Our Sail from Symi to Rhodes
Wow! What a fantastic sail from Symi to Rhodes. We had 15 knots of wind on a broad reach, doing 6 to 8 knots on just the headsail alone. The swell was from behind making for a very smooth, fast ride…a sailor’s dream.
Arriving into the Port of Rhodes
Sailing into this area was very busy. We crossed many shipping lanes and large boats. Then, to turn into the harbor and see this… The entrance to the port in Rhodes is defended by a Crusades era fortress. Very impressive!
A Day in Rhodes
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and is also the group’s capital. The medieval old town of the city of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. It is easy to see why. What a magical and exciting area to wonder around.
In addition to the historical areas, there is also a newer, more modern part of the city.
Saying Goodbye to Clio After Our Day in Rhodes
We completed the boat check in here on Rhodes this afternoon. We are sad as we will have to say, “Goodbye,” to our boat tomorrow morning. It is amazing how fast time flies. However, we look forward to working our way to Turkey tomorrow by ferry. Time to let someone else do the driving I guess.
Although we have been before, on this trip, we only had time to explore the capital city, but Rhodes is a diverse island with everything from hiking to perfect sandy beaches. Rhodes is truly a destination in and of itself and warrants much more than one day.
See additional Jenny In Wanderland journal post, Visiting Symi Greece.