Monday, October 24, 2011

WALLED OLD TOWN


The walled citadel of Rhodes is one of the best preserved Medieval towns in Europe, as well the oldest continuously inhabited one. In 1988 it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
To enter these walls  through one of the gates is entering another world... where spirits of the Knights, of its Ottoman past and the Jewish heritage coexist alongside the modern, vibrant present which has made this fascinating labyrinth of alleys and little squares a mesmerizing world one has to experience so as to believe it. And the only way is... getting "lost" in these narrow alleys where times seems to stand still.










14 comments:

Juanita Tortilla said...

Oh my. I just love grand old places like these!
Thank you for taking me along.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anna! Nice photos, hope you are having the time of your life! Maro- Akamatra

Carrie said...

Stunning, beautiful photos; I wish I were there!!! xx

antigoni said...

Rhodos is so beautiful..!!!!

Yael said...

Yes yes yes!
I put it on our travel wish list Anna! :-)
I can see you are having a wonderful time - is this birthday vacation???

BlackRedDots said...

Wow!!! Amazing photos Annoula!!!
Im very happy for you!!! Its the best combination to be on the place you love with the ones you love!!!
Take advantage of every single minute!!!! :-)

OnePerfectDay said...

So beautiful!
I wish I was there too!

Annuk said...

Oh my sweet friends, thank you so much!!!! Love you all!!!!!

Yael: yes, a combination of birthday-vacation and time with my beloved! :)

Maria: "Its the best combination to be on the place you love with the ones you love!!!" ... LOVE your words!!!!! It's so true!!! :)

Heartshapedcreations said...

Breathtaking shots Annoula!!! I've always wanted to visit Rhodes one day and your photos make me want it even more!!! :)

Georgia said...

Πολύ όμορφα..!
Μας πήγες σε άλλες εποχές..
Καλή εβδομάδα :)

Hilde said...

What an amazing place to visit! Love the photos, Anna, thanks for showing us around :)
Hope you are having a lovely vacation!

Annuk said...

Thank you so much for all your sweet wishes, my lovelies!!! :)

Maraki: hope you will come visit some day, it's so beautiful!!!!

Nancy Grönholm said...

I want to live heere!! DO you think they take in tenants? ;)

Annuk said...

Hehe Nancy, it would be gorgeous, wouldn't it? I actually LIVED in the Old Town twice: one time I stayed at a very charming little pension, and another time I rented a room at an inn for a month (then I moved out because it was crazy hot)! It can actually get very hot inside these walls in the summer, but sure it is SO charming!!!
Lots of foreigners have chosen to make their homes in The Old Town!

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