Thursday Sept. 16, 2010
We traveled to the southwest part of the island today and visited another medieval castle near Monolithos - another spectacular piece of history perched atop a hill/small mountain hundreds of feet above the sea and surrounded on 3 sides by sheer cliffs. The view was breathtaking, to say the least. We then decided to take a road down to Fourni Beach, since it was quite warm and the sea beckoned. This road was the closest we've come to a death experience - it clung to the mountainside, with a sheer drop on the passenger side, no guardrails, hairpin turns and switchbacks, and about 1-1/2 lanes wide ! We survived.
Just before we started this journey down, I pulled over - carefully - and made this photo of a small island in the shimmering sea. If you ever want a vacation with a weather guarantee, come to Rhodes - another island in the sun !
(10-22mm f11 1/1250 sec ISO200)