Rhodes

Rhodes is a beautiful island, with many wonderful things going on. Odes have been written to its beaches, ruins, cobblestone streets, ancient villages, and my 5 FREE nights in its tony Sheraton.

Not only all that, but we even took a beautiful day trip sail on the Aegean Sea to the lazy-days-in-the-sun jewel of a tiny Greek island called Symi. We hit the beach, we hiked, we admired the colorful neoclassical houses and architecture, and we also got to check out an ancient monastery at Panormitis. Sigh……… I want to go back.

The town of Rhodes itself is also lovely- a medieval city actually,  perched on the seashore, with ruins of ancient wall still intact, a dynamic marina, and it has one of the best archaeological museums I’ve ever seen. No wonder the town is a Unesco World Heritage Site. And the superb ruins overlooking the beautiful beach at Lindos are simply amazing!

Travel-cutie-and-niece-during-Greece-trip-free-Sheraton-hotel-to-Rhodes-GreeceMy niece Dahlia & I enjoying a little rest & a big view after a hot hike up a beautiful hill in Rhodes

A heartfelt “Efharisto” then to Sheraton Rhodes Resort and SPG for this wonderful trip to Greece. The hotel couldn’t have been better or offered more of what we wanted: big, comfortable rooms with ocean views, a private beach just across the street, multiple swimming pools- including one you can do real laps in, easy access to town (on the days we didn’t rent a car, we simply took the bus whose stop was directly in front of the hotel), fantastic restaurants and shops (fragrant and fresh local olive oils, soaps and herbs) on the premises and even more variety only a few steps away, and my new favorite dessert that summer: still-warm-from-the-oven baklava served with homemade vanilla ice cream drizzled with local honey dotted with a fresh mint leaf.  Mmmmmm…..

Swimming-pool-for-real-laps-at-Sheraton-Rhodes-Hotel-GreeceSwimming laps in the hotel’s real swimming pool was a healthy and happy way to start each day

Five free nights, Category 3, you gotta love it. Because when you book Category 3, 4 or 5 hotels with points, for each four nights you reserve, Starwood gives you the 5th night free, so we got our five nights free for only 28,000 points.

Yes, I want to go back, and I can, and you can, too, because it’s easy to get bonus points with Starwood American Express. With the current bonus of 25,000 points added to your three month minimum spend of $3,000, there you have 28,000 points to get you 5 free nights in Rhodes, Greece. Click on this link to read more about the card or apply.

Seriously, doesn’t that dessert sound good?

Travel Cutie

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