Rhodes might not have been on the top of your list of islands to visit in Greece, but it is a very unique and interesting place to experience. There is a sense of culture that seems as if it hasn’t quite caught up with modern times, but in the best way possible. The style, the architecture, and the lifestyle is like traveling back in time. If you venture off to visit one of the many rocky beaches, you will feel as if you are in the eighties. It is difficult to put into words, but definitely quite extraordinary. You will find this image in many European towns, but Rhodes being an island, it has its own magical time traveling charm.
Outside of our hotel, we had a view of Turkey in the near distance, which I found fascinating. Istanbul was my grandmother’s favorite city in the world, so seeing Turkey from our hotel balcony reminded me that we are going to make a point to visit Istanbul in the near future. Our hotel was nice, located right by the sea with private beach chairs, umbrellas, and the soft white sand beach that made the location perfect. The golden hour lighting in Greece is stunning, providing perfect opportunities for Instagram photos, if that’s your thing (especially if you have Ashley with you as a photographer).
We were lucky enough to find a charming little family owned restaurant just a few minutes from our hotel, Keep It Simple. Here, you will feel like part of the family. We got to know the owners quite well, being that we would visit daily for their gyros and cocktails. They are a delightful couple that runs their beachfront restaurant together, doing the cooking and specialty drinks themselves.
We were staying about ten minutes by car from Old town Rhodes, which is a very special place to visit. The little town is enchanting and as I mentioned before, gives you the sensation of a different time. You can easily get lost walking through the alleys and exploring the little shops and restaurants, it is so endearing that you might not want to find your way back.