BEWARE OF AFRICAN WOMEN!
When walking along the harbour side, I noticed three African women. One got up as soon as she saw me, asked where I was from and at the same time was tying a beaded bit of string around my wrist. Golly! She was so quick!!! I immediately said to take it off, luckily before she had put a knot in it, would have never been able to undo it!
They demand money once they have it on your wrist.! BEWARE!
Watch out for the people selling scratchcards, they are timeshare sellers in disguise. These people are very rude, they insult you if you say you aren't interested and if you ignore them, they insult you as you walk past. From what I can gather if you buy a scratchcard you automatically win an afternoon where you are whisked off in a taxi to look at timeshares. I'm sure these people make it sound all very inviting & the word timeshare is probably not mentioned at all. We saw a few of them hanging around by Mandraki Harbour and one by the Municipal Park. Avoid at all costs or at least try and decline while walking away quickly!!
The moat is a very large open space between the walls. It is a nice place, but I had to walk for a lot of miles before arriving to the exit. I've read in a tip here on VT that there should be more than one exit, but really I only could find one; at the end of the moat.
I didn't take any pics of the moat, because iI was very tired and I was only thinking how to get out of that place.
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Avoid Rhodes if you don't like airports close by
The Rhodos island has the 4th biggest airport Diagoras in Greece, ~21 airlines organize their flights to this tiny island, plus unimaginable amount of charter flights everyday. The main problem is that Diagoras airport is 10 km from the Rhodos town, and all the planes happen to fly over the Rhodos town. It would look like it is nothing wrong with it but when you have hundreds of planes a day over your head, it may get irritating. If you don't feel like having those planes all the time over you, we recommend for you to choose other summer resort than Rhodos town itself.
As in any other southern country, scooters are very popular in Rhodos island. As in any other southern country, driving is crazy in Rhodos island :) So watch your step when you are walking, especially in smaller, narrow streets.
Attention, slippery stones!
To take photos is beautiful and unforgettable, but also dangerous.
My husband gone on a slippery, wet stone that stand in the sea water, and he wanted to photograph the two columns, of the entrance in Mandraki Harbour.
It was very perilous and I was not in agreement to this action.
Jelly fish and more
Beware of the effects of the strong Greek sun. Use a high factor sun lotion with UV protection and accustoms your skin to the sun gradually. Food hygiene on Rhodes is generally excellent. However, preparing food yourself, it is advisable to wash raw fruits and vegetables thoroughly as chemicals are often used in the cultivation process.
When stung by a jellyfish (like me), first aid may be in order. Salt water may also be used in case any of these compounds are not readily available, but fresh water should never be used. Rinsing the sting site with fresh water, rubbing the wound, or using alcohol, spirits, ammonia, or urine will encourage the release of venom. Beyond initial first aid, antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) may be used to control skin irritation (pruritis).
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