Old Town

September 16, 2013

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This will be my last post on Rhodes and I’m sharing my pictures of the old city with you. My travel companion Philly and I were so enchanted by the old city that we spent our last evening there, getting lost amongst the cobbled street and staring wistfully at the beautiful displays in all the shops. Most of the roads are nameless and the city doesn’t follow any kind of grid structure so it’s very easy to lose your way. Philly and I soon gave up trying to use the maps dotted around the city and just followed our noses until we arrived at a gate.

The city was warm and welcoming in the daytime despite the imposing stone wall, but by nighttime the old town was magically lit up with strings of fairy lights. The maze-like quality of the streets was enhanced by the darkness and it almost gave the impression that the minute you turned a corner the rest of the town was shuffling itself around behind you! Most of the shop in the old town are open front, with huge archways leading directly into the display area. As we walked past we could gaze in to the colourful, meticulously laid out displays inside with shops selling all manner of items: lace, carpets, swords, honey, ceramics, gold chains, sandals, postcards, stationary, musical instruments, statues and traditional wood and leather crafts. The best way to spend our final evening in Rhodes!

Thank you to Philly for all the photos of me in this post (and my last two Rhodes posts here and here) and for being such an awesome travel companion! You can read her blog here, and follow mine on Facebook, bloglovin and twitter.

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9 responses to “Old Town”

  1. jessthetics says:

    Your photos are magical 🙂 I love the second one, with the old car, you look like you’ve gone back in time! I’m also super jealous of your delicious looking ice cream xx

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  2. Wow, beautiful pictures! I’ve never been in Rhodes, but I would love to visit it someday..

  3. Kati says:

    Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
    These photos are brilliant and really just gave me a mini holiday!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

  4. Priya says:

    Just beautiful! And the picture of you with the ice cream is too cute.
    Rhodes sounds like the perfect place to get lost in when you’re traveling and you have time to do so! Otherwise, not being able to map around would be a little stressful 🙂

    perfectly priya

  5. Marlen says:

    what an enchanting town! it seriously looks like you rewound the clock and went back to the middle ages. and don’t you love when you just ditch the map and wander around on your own? it can be crazy confusing, but it leads you to some fun places 🙂

    xo marlen
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