Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Rhodes Day 5



No running this morning. After the breakfast planned to drive to Emponas and climb up to the highest mountain of the island Attavyros (1215m). Well, it was a little bit too ambisious plan. It might be possible in the early spring, but not in the middle of the summer. No shades , just plain rocks. The mountain Attavyros

Instead of walking in the mountain decided to have a wine tasting in Emponas. Tried 2 different tasting places. Mostly the produced wines are semi sweet white wines. Lots of small wineries run by families. Local grape Athiri mostly used for the white wines. Interesting, easy wines.
The first wine tasting place





The second wine tasting place



Had a stop in an interesting place on the top of a mountain called Profitis Ilias (798m). Looked like an old villa at the Alps! Saw also empty houses which were built to Mussolini as holiday homes - had been beautiful buildings.





Lunch at Restaurant Mimis
at Arhipoli village

- no surprise on the menu, so just pics!
- delicious again!

11,70 eur for 2 persons



Rest of the afternoon spent on the sandy beach in Tsampika. Fantastic beach.

Found also Sinikka's Shop in the new town of Rhodes and bought of course couple of plates of Fazer Blue chocolate.... Sells also Finnish newspapers.

2 comments:

  1. Täällä loistava kesä senkun jatkuu. Tänään oli jopa 12 astetta eikä verrä tullut kuin 2/3 päivästä. Eikä vasta ole kuin heinäkuu. Onneksi kohta tulee syksy jotta ilmat vähän edes viilenevät

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  2. Suomalaisia lehtiä? En tiennytkään. Sen huomasin siellä, että The Sun oli aina uunituore, painettu luultavasti Kreikassa. Mikäs on turistijakauma siellä? Britit ja svedut olivat aika suuressa osassa pari vuotta sitten

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