Lindos is very near to where we stay. It is a beautiful town full of steep cobbled streets and shops and restaurants. The acropolis is at the summit of the hill there as seen in the centre of the photo. The only way up is by foot or by donkey.
As we arrived quite early we decided to follow the donkeys up by foot. It is quite a steep climb and I do not think we could have walked it much after 10 in the morning as the sun gets far too hot.
The temple inside the acropolis is dedicated to none other than Athene the goddess of love. Parts have been rebuild to show how it would have looked in the 3rd century BC. How on earth did the ancient Greeks manage to build these impressive structures so high up without modern technology? Such incredible feats of engineering.
Later in the week we also visited Ancient Kamiros
This ancient city was 1st established in the 6th century BC and it was the first city on Rhodes to cut its own coins. It fell into decline when people moved to nearby Rhodes Town in about 400 BC. The remains of Kamiros were first discovered by archaeologists in 1929.
You are able to stand at the bottom of the "Road" which took the ancient Greeks through their town. There are still building and shop ruins remaining.
In Kamiros you could really feel the presence of all past people who had walked these streets thousands of years ago. I wonder what on earth they would made of our modern day life?!
Again we were able to find a terrific spot for our picnic, a bench in the shade over looking the ruins. Not bad for a view is it!
As the heat of the day built up we were always glad to return to our resort,
retreat to our beach and swim in that wonderful blue Aegean Sea
Keeping on a old fashioned theme, but on a more "retro" than an "ancient" note, during my recent giveaway it was suggested by my great blogging buddy Robin that I made some bag charms with a crafting theme. I thought that was such a great idea. As I am busy making up my jewellery stock for a few parties I decided to make one. I thought you would like to see the very first one which has a sewing theme.......
I have put this one for sale in my Etsy shop here.
I have put postage rates for it to the EU and to the USA for any international buyers.
I am also working on a knitting one and I will "show and tell" soon.
(Edit 30.9.11, Knitting Queen is now on sale here and as the bag charm shown left is now sold here is a new one)
We are not reaching the dizzying heights at home of the temperatures we had on Rhodes but it has been well into the mid 20os and we are really enjoying an "Indian Summer" this week. This morning the sky is already clear blue and the sun is up and shining. This weekend it is forecast here in the south of England to reach 30oc by Sunday, so there is a fab weekend to look forward to. We have been warned though that that will well and truly be the end of this sunshine and by the following weekend autumn will have arrived.
On Saturday my Dad is coming over to help my Hb install the power and lighting in my Studio. The bench is all installed and is fabulous. We have been looking a some shelving systems too. I absolutely adore my new outside work space, I promise to show some interior photos really soon. I have a very special trip planned on Saturday, my daughter and I are going to the Bridal Fair in London, so exciting!
I hope you all enjoy an exciting weekend. Sending you sunshine, wherever you are. Thanks as always for your visits and comments.
Bye for now,