Trip Planning Rhodes Flag History & Map Itinerary Photos


Trip Planning


Cocktails - Queen Mary II! Virginia and Chuck on the Queen Mary II on their Transatlantic cruise from South Hampton to New York City.

We thought we might go to Rhodes for a quick trip after the COVID-19 pandemic!

Board the Viking Sea on August 20th, 2021 - Cruise from the island of Malta to Kalamata and then on to Athens, both on the main land of Greece.

Then cruise to the islands of Santorini and on to Rhodes and finally Crete. Then back to Malta.

I already have been to Sicily and Sardinia on a previous cruise with Virginia in 2018 for my 78th birthday!

I always wanted to go to Rhodes and see what the island was famous for.



Rhodes Flag

Rhodes Flag! The flag of Rhode Island features an anchor that symbolizes hope.

Surrounding the anchor are thirteen stars represent both the original 13 colonies.

This was Rhode Island's role as the 13th state to ratify the Constitution.



   Brief Overview of Rhodes and a Map

History

Rhodes, Greece

The sovereign nation of Greece (officially, the Hellenic Republic) located in southeastern Europe is strategically positioned at the crossroads of the continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe. The country comprises several islands of which about 227 islands are inhabited.

Covering a total area of 1,400 km2, the island of Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese Island group. Rhodes is situated to the northeast of Crete island and southeast of the Greek capital, Athens. It is also the easternmost island in the Aegean Sea and is separated from Turkey by the Strait of Marmara. According to the Greek Kallikratis Reform of 2011, the island forms a part of the Rhodes regional unit under the South Aegean administrative region of Greece.

Rhodes is the principal city and a former municipality on the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rhodes, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. It has a population of approximately 50,000 inhabitants (near 90,000 in its metropolitan area).

Read More about the history of the rhodes.......

  Itinerary - Day 8

Rhodes Town Walk & Palace of the Grand Masters

Get an excellent overview of the Old Town of Rhodes, Europe's largest active medieval town. You will enjoy a walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meet your guide at our berth and walk the short distance to the city walls, passing through the imposing gate to explore the atmospheric cobblestone streets. First, head to the Street of the Knights, a narrow byway with medieval structures rising on either side. You will pass colorful shops and the 15th-century Hospital of the Knights, now home to a splendid archaeological museum. This historic lane ends at the most colossal building of medieval Rhodes, the Palace of the Grand Masters. Built in the 14th century, it will astonish you with its crenellated walls, massive towers and unmistakable medieval aura. Afterward, you will return to your awaiting ship.

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Ports of Calls on the Cruise

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Cruise Ship - Viking Sea



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