Sunday July 12, 2020

Dodecanese delights

Enchanted by the ‘singing beauty’ of Rhodes and the idyllic island of Symi, Ros Drinkwater is tempted to sail away on the blue Aegean Sea

1st May, 2016
St Paul’s Bay, where the apostle was shipwrecked

With a hot wind blowing up from the Sahara, a novice windsurfer is coming to grips with just how much brute strength she needs to haul this great sail out of the water. As far as the eye can see, the beach is strewn with bodies overdosing on vitamin D. This is Ialyssos, in antiquity one of the three powerful cities that ruled the island of Rhodes. Today, it’s a quiet backwater, a holiday paradise...

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