Epiphany is celebrated all over Greece on January 6th with the blessing of the waters and swim for the cross thrown by the priest. Here’s how it’s done in Southern Rhodes.
Christmas on Rhodes is very different to Christmas we’ve experienced anywhere else in the world. This year I’m going share daily images and a glimpse into what it’s like to be on a Greek island at Christmas.
Since moving to Rhodes I’ve been lucky to have the time and ability to experience the romance the island has to offer and have shared much of it on the blog. It’s a place that attracts such a variety of visitors who return every year. An island that has a way of getting under your skin.
Join us on a wander around the medieval walled city of Rhodes and find some of the cats we discovered on our walk.
Looking for a different type of festival on the island of Rhodes we went to the Food Festival. It is always fun to find different things to do on the island and we are always looking out for good food too. The Food Festival of Rhodes is in its second year and we headed up to Rhodes town last night to check it out.
The island of Rhodes has lots of well known tourist spots but there’s also a lot that’s undiscovered by the main summer tourist crowds. Away from the main resorts there’s a very different island to be found. Beautiful places that haven’t changed for decades, where you’ll receive a warm welcome in local tavernas with real Greek food. Discover beaches where you won’t be falling over people to get to the clear blue waters. Find hidden camping spots and beautiful walks.
There’s a lot more to Lindos that the Acropolis and beautiful beaches. Every year on Father’s day the village holds a medieval festival. Jugglers, musicians, kings and queens parade through torchlit narrow alley ways. Enjoy a night of medieval entertainment.
Patmos has beautiful beaches, traditional white house on a hillside and great food, but there is also more to this small island. Known as ‘The island of the Apocalypse’ and the ‘Jerusalem of the Aegean’ has been drawing pilgrims from around the Christian world for centuries.
Patmos is a small island of just 45km is the northernmost of the Dodecanese chain. It’s shaped a like a complex jigsaw piece which means that around every corner there is another cove and another wonderful beach. The island is roughly split in two with Skala the main port in the centre, from the top of the monastery you can see the whole island.
4 years ago we checked in lots of suitcases and 3 cats at Doha airport and began our Greek adventure. We had no idea how long the adventure would last. We thought maybe a year and then we’d be moving on. But, 4 years later and one more house move, we’re still here.
If you’ve been following us on social media you’ll know that recently we headed off to discover the island of Patmos. The blog has been a member of Travel Bloggers of Greece for 2 years now and this was our first FAM trip with the organisation.
The Folklore Museum of Lardos is a glimpse into local rural life before tourism came to the south of the island. Owner and curator Panagiotis Loukaras has spent years collecting and writing about the history of the local area.