Plastira Street 5, Rhodes Town, 85100, Greece
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GREEK DANCE COURSE
...and yes they are asking me to join them for a short HASAPIKO greek-dance course...LOL!
Am I really gonna do this?
.....Alright here we go...HUH!! Is it like this, or...HEY, why others are not doing like me?
This dance is the most known greek dance in the World, thanks to the movie "Zorba the Greek"!
There are countless variations and no two groups of dancers do the same routine. The dance is done with a hand-to-shoulder hold, and the dancers may improvise the order of the variations, communicating with taps on the shoulders of the adjacent dancer. There are two parts to the dance, one slow and one fast.
...but after a while...I think I got it right now :-)!!
The Bank of Greece
The National Bank in Rhodes City is an important building situated at the side of Nea Agora, at the beginning of the Elefterias Boulevard.
The façade is a combination of brown stone and white walls, created in an unique architectural form.
The best Rhodian ice cream van
The little ice cream van is located just on the entrance of the old town. It may look like a tourist trap but nothing of the kind. The ice cream are very light there, has variety of tastes to choose of and costs 1 euro per roll of ice cream, also the ice cream man was very friendly. It is ice cream van so they sell only ice cream, I chose my favourite mango taste and I did not regret a second, Sigthor went for cocos taste and enjoyed very much.
Inside Cathedral of St John
The cathedral seemed very popular with weddings - we saw several here during our stay and thus had an opportubity to pop inside. With weddings here the bride and groom were last to come out of the church after their guests had received cake or a little gift - a lovely touch I though and eveyone got to see the bride and groom exit for the photos.
Anyway the chuch interior is really colourful with its paintings and chandeliers - its worth a quick look.
Ok enough of the new town of Rhodes, time to start exploring the old. Well after managing to get past the cake cafes we headed through the first old gate we came to. We thought this would lead us to the old centre but in actual fact it was the start of the walk around the moat - some 4km around the old city. An interesting detour to see the huge defence walls that guarded the city - the moat was never filled with water - just more defensive walls to frustate any invaders!
Here's one view from the moat walk - more in the travelogue below.
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