Holiday Dreaming: Greece

Holidays are always a special time, and whether you are looking for a late 2019 break to escape the cold, grey skies and promised snow, or whether you are looking ahead to a luxury break in Summer 2020, there are some seriously good deals around if you book late, or book early.

Greece and the Greek Islands are one of my most treasured places when it comes to travel. I got married in Rhodes in 2005, and then returned to the Island this Summer and fell in love with it all over again. If you are interested in travelling to Greece, or one of the islands, you can find some wonderful hotels with Voyage Privé, hotels that are set in idyllic locations and often have spas attached to them, for a truly luxurious and pampering break.

We all know that Rhodes has beautiful beaches and fantastic weather, but here are some of the other reasons that I believe make people return again and again.

The history

Rhodes has a deep and fascinating history partly due to its base as the home of the Knights of St. John. Within Rhodes town itself is the incredible Old Town, beautifully preserved and now a Unesco World Heritage site. The Old Town is home to the medieval Street of the Knights and the Palace of the Grand Masters, which looks like a castle from a Disney movie. 

The Old Town is beautiful, picture perfect for all those Instagram moments, and is maze like, as you make your way through, wandering through the shops and restaurants that you will find there. The Old Town has 6000 residents and can be accessed through 7 town gates, with each one presenting a fascinating beautiful setting.

Shopping

Rhodes is a great destination for shopping, and has a great mix of the old and new, the independent and High Street stores. The Neo Agora (new market) is an interesting building selling tourist items cheaper than in the Old Town, and is also a striking building in its own right. Rhodes Town has a good mixture of well known High Street stores, but you can find beautiful artisan products in the Old Town, everything from lace and leather, to straw baskets and wonderfully painted pottery.

The Harbour

The Colossus of Rhodes may be no more, but the harbour is still a wonderful site. There are lots of benches and fresh juice sellers, so this is the perfect place to grab a cold drink and just soak up that wonderful view.

Have you ever been to Rhodes? Would you like to go?

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