A Day in Rhodes
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A Day in Rhodes

After departing Symi, we set sail and arrived in Rhodes in time to spend a full day.

Our Sail from Symi to Rhodes

Sailing into Rhodes
Jenny Sailing into 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.

Captain My Captain

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!

Guarding the Rhodes Marina Entrance
Guarding the Rhodes Marina Entrance

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.

A day in Rhodes
Rhodes Castle
Jenny Storming the Castle
Street Shops
Ask Jenny About This Bird
Exploring Rhodes

In addition to the historical areas, there is also a newer, more modern part of the city.

Shopping Street in Newer Part of the City

Saying Goodbye to Clio After Our Day in Rhodes

Med Mooring

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.

Charter Fleet Rhodes
Knight Over Rhodes
Knight Over Rhodes

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.

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