Rhodes is one of the most beautiful and popular Greek Islands. Its medieval castles, amazing sea views and pristine clean beaches made it a fantastic place to chill out. I had a great morning exploring Rhodes because of how medieval it looked: dungeon doors, torches on the walls, castles, draw bridges, etc.
Nearby is the town of Lindos, which should never be missed when in Rhodes. After walking up a very steep and long set of stairs (you could also ride a donkey up) there were incredible views. The old town itself is a maze of picturesque narrow streets with most of the small shops openly displaying unique clothes, jewelry, and pottery.
Unfortunately, after the lunch buffet on the ship, I was down and out for the night due to food poisoning. I had a lot of stomach pain. I visited the doctor on the boat and he gave me a shot in the butt, advising me that “it would be best to head back to your cabin now.” In other words, head back to your cabin now as you will be shortly projectile vomiting while simultaneously diarrhea-ing. Terrible. I couldn’t leave the toilet, while at the same time leaning over and barfing in the sink. Horrible. I stayed in bed for a long, long time wanting to get better quickly so I could ensure I got to see the rest of the Greek islands.
The next morning we docked at the biggest of the Greek Islands, Crete. I chose an optional excursion to go wine tasting, but I was still sick and shaky from Rhodes. The best I could muster was shuffling off the ship to find the biggest orange juice I could find (which was a big one) before hobbling back to bed until Santorini the next day.