If you follow me on my other Social Media accounts, mainly Instagram (__Lifeofablondeblog__) then you will 100% know by now that I have recently returned from a week away on the beautiful Greek island, Rhodes. This is the first time that I have visited this Greek island and I didn’t really know what to expect, me and my mum booked a last minute deal on Thomas Cook’s website a month before we went! (You get some great last minute deals with Thomas Cook)
We stayed in a little town called Pefkos, the locals call it Pefki, meaning Palm Trees; a pretty relevant name as there were many palm trees. Pefkos town has a lovely little beach and many local Greek Taverns that serve delicious Greek food. Our hotel was a 5/10 minute walk from Pefkos’ main strip which was lovely as our hotel was like a peaceful retreat and honestly, we needed it.
As well as wandering into Pefkos several times and relaxing on its little beach, we also travelled further afield and caught the bus a few times, whilst on the topic of buses- Why are buses abroad so much nicer, much more comfortable and amazingly air-conditioned, so unfair…
First we visited a town called Lindos, about 15 minutes away from Pefkos. This town has a historic, authentic feel to it, the streets are narrow and cobbled and if you didn’t want to walk up the hill to the castle you either walked or took a ‘taxi’ (a Donkey) The little crafty shops and cute boutiques are a main part of Lindos, so if you love shopping and it’s a great place to pick up a non-tacky souvenir!
If shopping doesn’t appeal to you then there’s so much more to see including a beautiful church that has been converted into a Museum, but be warned you have to be covered up from head to toe- of course I took this as an opportunity to make myself a new outfit! (If you want to see inside I will be showing this on my travel vlog!)
There’s also an impressive castle that sits at the top of a hill, along a cliff- although me and mum didn’t look around it, it makes a great photograph, I enjoyed capturing Lindos through the lens and it was definitely a highlight of my trip to Greece!
We also visited Rhodes old town (Rhodos to the locals) Rhodos had such a great atmosphere, Rhodes olf town is definitely the place to shop; even more so than Lindos, here you can buy anything, from local Greek produce such as Olive oil based products or Greek food to clothes, handbags and jewellery. Again, many of the streets were cobbled and it had an old, authentic feel to it.
As we walked along looking at hundreds of little shops we found ourselves surrounded by some beautiful buildings and architecture, another great place for a keen photographer. My mum and I enjoyed a traditional Greek meal in the square, we ate some lovely food with an amazing view and amazing weather- it was blissful.
Rodos had some beautiful views and original Greek architecture to look at including some ruins from an ancient Greek temple.
Throughout the week we found ourselves stopping at many little cafes and bars, the main reason being that my mum needs her ‘cup of tea fixes’, which the locals found slightly amusing, she clearly lived up to the typical English stereotype. At each café the locals made an effort to welcome us and talk to us, the locals are ever so friendly and are great at recommending trips!
The beaches were beautiful and we were lucky enough for out hotel to be on a little, quiet beach, which we loved!
May is a great time of the year to visit Greece and in particular Rhodes, it is the start of their Summer and their ‘Tourist Season’ however it’s before the kids break up for the Summer holidays or eve half term so it’s perfect for a relaxing holiday. The flowers are absolutely beautiful at this time of year and the weather is great, high 20’s and lots of sun!
I hope you enjoyed this little post on my recent trip to Rhodes, Greece! Keep your eyes out on my youtube channel ( Life of a Blonde) as I will be making a travel vlog of my trip!
I will be back soon with another post, lots of love.