Enjoying the Scenery of Rhodes Greece Throwback Thursday

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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.

Enjoying the Scenary of Rhodes Greece    Throwback Thursday

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.

Enjoying the Scenary of Rhodes Greece    Throwback Thursday

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

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William Feela
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A few years ago we talked about going there but not any more

Dec 22, 2016 06:17 PM #1
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Oh, Ed, I LOVE THIS! Well, I didn't get married in Greece, which was my dream, but this takes me there virtually to say that I could have done it. What a delight and who knew that you have to ride a donkey as part of the ceremony?? 

Thank you, my friend.  How sweet of you to mention me. 

Dec 22, 2016 06:40 PM #2
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Ed what a great flashback in time:)) the Hungarians have always considered Donkeys as bringing good luck. If you ever travel to Hungary and you see a donkey you are supposed to greet the donkey and that will bring you good luck... so there might be something along the same lines in Greece...Endre

Dec 22, 2016 06:45 PM #3
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You are making me want to plan a trip. I want to take another European trip and stay a long time and see it all.

Dec 22, 2016 07:52 PM #4
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Ed,

Love the story.  I have been to Rhodes twice and we did not see a donkey, and I love Endre Barath, Jr. 's explanation re Donkeys!  A

Dec 22, 2016 07:57 PM #5
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LOVE these photos, Ed. Thank you for continuing to share your trip to Greece - since I have no idea when we might get there I am enjoying these immensely.

Jeff

Dec 22, 2016 07:57 PM #6
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Hi Ed - looks like a great experience.  It is also nice to mix with the locals.

Dec 22, 2016 10:23 PM #7
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What nice photos and story. I'd love to visit that area some day.

Dec 23, 2016 04:33 AM #8
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Good morning, Ed... without doubt, Rhodes is one of the lovliest of Greek islands.

Dec 23, 2016 06:03 AM #9
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Good morning Ed. Your pictures accompanied by your great stories make this very special.

Dec 23, 2016 07:16 AM #10
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Greece is on my list of places in the next three years so thanks for sharing.

Dec 23, 2016 02:04 PM #11
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Nice pictures, Ed!  Greece is one of those destinations I'd like to make one of these days.  I'd also like to visit the island of Santorini!

Dec 23, 2016 04:29 PM #12
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Your throwback Thursday photos takes me into an ancient time where love prevailed and history was in the making of great leaders! I enjoyed this read very much and the photos too! Someday, I hope to visit Greece and if I do, I'll have to go back and research what you've written. 

Have a beautiful Christmas and may blessings flow your way and keep you in  a state of heavenly bliss. 

Dec 23, 2016 06:32 PM #13
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Lovely TBT photos Ed Silva thank you for sharing your Greek adventure with us!

Dec 24, 2016 04:02 AM #14
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Beautiful thanks for the share

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year hope the best is yet to come.

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