My husband and I had been looking for last-minute deals to Greece so we could have a mini vacation while overseas. I know what you’re thinking, “aren’t you already on vacation in Israel?” and the answer is yes, sort of. Except every year we come to Israel it feels more like we’re living our “other” life. Like we pressed pause last summer when we left and play again ten months later and everything is supposed to pick up right where it left off. Everyone in their same condition: appearance, job, health. Yes we do “vacation-like” things while we’re here like going to the beach, going out to eat, etc. but being in Israel is more about spending quality time with family and loved ones and soaking up every second of it that we can in an attempt to hold us over until the next trip.
With all of that being said, we booked a 4 day trip to Rhodes at 8:30 Sunday morning and were heading to the airport 1 hour later to hop on a plane that afternoon. There was something about booking the trip and leaving the same day that made the vacation that much more exhilarating.
Once we arrived at the hotel we could not believe the views. Clear, turquoise water with a mountain backdrop. Truly magical.
After a morning of soaking up the sun by the pool and at the beach, I convinced my husband that we should rent bicycles to explore the island. About 30 minutes into our cycling adventure on bumpy roads, torn up sidewalks and lots of steep hills, I was asking myself why I didn’t have the idea of renting mopeds instead…
Despite the rough terrain and hot weather I am glad we did it. There were paths that led to beautiful secluded beaches we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. We took the “scenic route” to Old Town (that’s code for the long way) and only got lost a handful of times. Once we made it to one of the main gates of the Old Town we parked our bikes and entered into the oldest inhabited Medieval Town in Europe. It is almost unimaginable to think of the history that took place behind those walls and even more so that it is still standing today. It was so special to experience such a historic place and enjoy mountain and sea views along the way.
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