...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 :-)!!
Not so much a "local custom" as a "British custom" - there seems to be quite a trend for getting married on Rhodes. While we were there we saw at least 6 British weddings, so probably in the time we were there there were literally dozens. The photographs etc all took place outside the Church Of The Assumption by Mandraki Harbour, but the weddings all seemed to take place in the city hall rather than the church.
It's apparently popular for British people to go to St Paul's church at Lindos to get married too, though we never saw any examples of that.
By mosques there will always be a fountain so that before entering to pray people can wash their nose, ears, hands and feet.