Join Thor and me as we wistfully recall some of our favorite beaches on the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes, now recovering from the recent wildfires.
Our friends where Thor and I stayed at the Studios Bougainvillea in south Rhodos report that the island is replanting trees, and it’s safe to return. We have been grappling with some big health issues, in addition to building our new home, over the past couple of years, but hopefully will return to the fabulous Greek islands next year. Meanwhile, revisit some of our favorite beaches with us…. (original blog post from 2019)
NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. This time I wanted to return to Crete after 37 years, to introduce Thor to “glorious Kriti” and research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT. After time-traveling via ruins and museums to explore the mysterious, vanished Minoan culture, we went ferry-hopping to relax on a couple of our favorite islands.
This was our third trip to the big island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese near Turkey, and it was Thor’s turn to escape museums in favor of beaches. (For coverage of wonderful Medieval Rhodes Town and Classical Lindos, check out my blog posts from the previous two years.) And, since this trip was partly physical therapy for both of us — seriously, doctors urging us to spend more time swimming in warm climes! — we were happy to comply. The lure of that magical blue Aegean Sea is not to be resisted.
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