Rhodes, Greece April 23, 2016
Yesterday (April 22) we had another fabulous sunny day at sea to celebrate James birthday. Happy birthday also to my sister, Alana, and uncle Daryl!
I forgot to mention in the previous post that we learned if Holland America decided not to take us to Turkey we would have called on Cairo and Israel. Interesting choices. I'm glad we stopped in Turkey - I really enjoyed Kusadasi/Ephesus and Istanbul.
We had a great day in Rhodes. We did a walking tour of the port area, the old city walls including the moat and the palace. The ship docks very close to the old town so you can easily get to the old town. Again, lots of history that goes back to 408 BC. Our tour was ok but this is definitely a port to do on your own. No need for a guide unless you are really interested the Knights of St. John and super fortified city walls. The guide we had was very nice and funny - just too much information.
The old city is filled with shops in spectacular old buildings. Before heading back to the ship the team had large beer out of glass boots. Overpriced but fun!