Rhodes was our stop for today. It is the fourth largest Greek island and is known for its medieval old town, sandy beaches and lush mountains. It’s really closer to Turkey than Greece.
I was feeling much better today. Whatever bug I had, it only lasted a day and I was ready to go again. Once we docked, the tender boats were out for some kind of drill. Looked like they were playing Follow the Leader.
The bus was now heading back into the Old City and our quickie tour was over.
In 1291, the rising power of Islam eventually expelled the Knights from Jerusalem. After a short stop in Cyprus, the Knights captured Rhodes in 1309. Using their immense wealth they built most of the Old City you see today, and the wall around the city. The Knights were divided into eight "tongues" or groups depending on where they had originated from.