With a little bit of time on my hands, I have been looking through some of our stacks of vacation photos. My files fr Greece are hard to resist and based on a comment made by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 on my last post, I had to find this set.
While we were n Greece, we decided to take an island cruise on a small passenger ship. The Stella Maris which can get into shallow draft harbors as it only takes 175 passengers. We sailed right up to the docs on Mykonos, Lindos, Rhodes and in Turkey to get to Ephesus.
Rhodes was an interesting stop as it's history was very rich. It has a place in Greek mythology. There was a creature that was caged deep in the ocean by King Neptune called the Kracken. As part of his quest, Ulysses defeated the Kracken with the head of the demon Medusa while flying on the winged stallion Pegasus.
The above photos is one side of the protected harbor across which the Kracken positioned itself for that historic battle.
Rhodes was also a stopping point for the Knights that went to fight the infidels in the Middle Ages. They built a large fort along the harbor which frames the opposite side.
As we ate lunch along the dock area, we got a lesson in being precise. My wife had enjoyed the thinly fried potatoes that accompanied her lunch and requested of the waiter if she could have some more French Fries. He stopped, looked at her and with a cold tone offered: Madam, we are in Greece, they are Greek fries.
The island customs for marriage are somewhat unique as well. While there we saw a wedding procession coming up from the harbor area to a chapel on a hill overlooking the bay. They had come from Canada to get married in this chapel and as as the custom, the bridal party had to use special transportation to get to the chapel.
Heres the wedding party getting ready to get on their transporters.
Yes, they ride up the mountain on donkeys. They may be some symbolism there but I didn't get a proper explanation
Enjoying the Scenery of Rhodes Greece Throwback Thursday