Are you planning for your next summer holidays? Then you should consider a summer holiday in Rhodes Island.
Indeed, Rhodes island is a major tourist attraction for the seekers of sunny beaches.
Without a doubt, whether you arrive on this island in search of buzzing nightlife, or sun, or diving in crystal clear waters; The Island of Rhodes has it all.
During our summer holiday on this Greek island, we decided to go for a road trip around the island after having had quite a number of excursions. The following are some of our random experiences from our road trip:
✦ 1. Wine Tasting During our Summer Holiday in Rhodes Island
The Island of Rhodes was the first island in the Aegean Sea to cultivate a vineyard and to make wine.
We decided to visit the Wine Estate that we found on our way.
The main reason why we did, was out of curiosity. I had never drunk a Greek wine and to be honest, from this experience, I think that the Greek Wines are excellent.
Ultimately, learning the History of wine processing in the Island of Rhodes was a crowning accomplishment, while the wine tasting was the icing on the cake. We also learned about Ouzo, a Greek cultural drink.
Ouzo is a traditional Greek drink that has a smooth yet distinctly sweetened taste that can make you tipsy in only a few shots. It is usually mixed with water, becoming cloudy white. This drink is served with ice cubes in a small glass or you can drink as shots.
✦ 2. The Beaches For A Summer Holiday in Rhodes Island
We are beach lovers and that’s why we chose the Island of Rhodes as our summer holiday destination.
Notably, the majority of these beaches are gravel, not sand. All the beaches on the island are nice, with crystal-clear water and they are great for water sports.
The beaches with gravel were something new to me and I had to get the appropriate shoes.
The first thing to remember when visiting Greek beaches, just like many of the European beaches, the tourists have to hire a sunbed and umbrella to use.
✦ 3. The Olive Oil Factory
Throughout our drive, there were beautiful olive trees that grew in valleys and mountainous areas of the Island of Rhodes. For this reason, we drove into an Olive oil Factory that was in a very beautiful Greek village.
Basically, the owners and the workers at the factory were very friendly but only one worker who could speak English. On our visit, they allowed us to see the factory and we had a guided tour. Indeed, it was very interesting and informative.
The Greeks have been cultivating the olive trees and have been using olive oil since 3500 BC.
In fact, olive oil is still being used for medical purposes and religious purposes in Greece. Moreover, it has been proved to be an essential ingredient of a healthy diet in the whole world. I think that the people of Rhodes are so lucky to have olive trees as their cash crop.
The Greeks that we met in the Olive Oil Factory were not only friendly but also generous. At the end of the guided tour, they gave us a bottle of Olive oil and Greek spices.
✦ 4. The Churches
Last but not least, we visited several of the Orthodox Churches.
The architecture of the churches is breathtaking. It must be remembered that to visit either the churches or the mosques, conservative dressing is required.
Beyond any doubt, I had a great summer holiday on the island of Rhodes.
✦ Some Tips
- Be culturally sensitive
- Conservative dressing is required to visit either the churches or the mosques,
- Avoid peak season
- Try out the Greek wines
- Ouzo is served after the meals
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