The kids are well looked after by the club and the evening entertainment was good. Truly a place to relax after a busy year and unwind before setting forth to tour the island.
Lindos is a gorgeous "white" town with it's acropolis reaching 116 m above sea- level. There are huge parking areas above the town as this tiny place is a huge tourist attraction. No cars (except small delivery vans) are allowed in the town - however, motor bikes and donkeys are allowed and you can try a donkey ride to the Lindos acropolis! IF you are brave enough!
The donkey rides are very popular but look quite scary, especially going downhill! This town begs to be explored and the little lanes are have interesting shops, roof-top restaurants, pebbled walkways and it has not yet been spoilt by having hotels dotted all over. No hotels may be built in Lindos and the village is beautifully preserved and dazzling bright! The bays are stunning and offer water-sports so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. The maze of shops can be quite overwhelming so take your time and do some bargaining. Summer time is good for these shop-keepers but there are still bargains to be had. Lovely goods are on sale and we bought a painting of Lindos to remember this ancient village. The shops stock a huge variety of goods - don't leave the town empty-handed. The temperature can be at least 10 degrees warmer than elsewhere on the island and the walk back to the car park is quite steep!
After the hot walk and exploration of Lindos we headed towards Glyfada Beach which is off the normal tourist track. It's a very pebbly beach and can get rather windy at times. I struggled so much to advance into the sea that I decided going backwards would perhaps be a better option. Alas, I ended up with my legs in the air and looking like a total idiot! However, my embarrassment was short-lived as there were only a few people on the beach and the water was so gorgeous that it was worth the effort. The bay is surrounded by hundreds of trees and this gives the sea rather a unique colour. The drive back along the west coast was very windy so we were pleased to get back to the Pool Bar for a spot in the sun before dinner.
The resort had a Greek evening one night in the Pool Bar which was most entertaining with excellent music and dancing. The group of French tourists sitting in front of us were in hysterics as one of their party fell fast asleep in the midst of all this noise and clapping. Obviously too much sun and far too many blue cocktails! Many photos were taken of this bloke so he may live to regret indulging so much! After the show we were all sitting enjoying the balmy evening when some bloke lit up the most disgusting smelling cigar. Even the French party wrinkled their noses in disgust but that did not stop him from smoking it to the bitter, stinking end! Live music at the Pool Bar was always good fun and we managed a number of dances despite James' bashed and bleeding toe from a stone in the sea! There was a young honeymoon couple from Holland who wanted the band to play "Imagine" for them as this was "their" song. Everybody cheered and clapped and we hope they enjoy a wonderful marriage!
There is a lovely walk along the sea towards Rhodes Town although the humidity can make it rather unpleasant at times. Unfortunately, we had not thought to walk with our bathing costumes so we could not cool off along the way. The sea is the most amazing colour - see below.
Ancient Kamiros, lies on a hill with stunning views of the sea. Extensive excavations over many years have revealed this ancient city and you can view the entire lay-out from the top of the hill.
There are notice boards with historical information and if you are interested in how the people lived hundreds of years ago, do visit this site. There is a small entrance fee.