Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Vacations in Rhodes, Greece

It was about time. After almost 4 months of non-stop working and trying to understand the huge amount of source code written in C and assembly i decided to go for 6 days and visit my friends in Rhodes. Rhodes is an island located in the eastern Aegean Sea in Greece,. It is a quite big island in terms of land area and population, with a population of 110000 permanent residents. In the summer the population explodes due to tourism. In mid of August at the highest peak of the season it is expected that around 30000 people are going to use the airport.

Back to our topic: vacations. One of the things i like more in Rhodes is the dark skies. At least if you are living outside of the city center the night skies are quite dark for the observation: light pollution is class 4 or 5. After the sunset the temperature comes down and allows relaxing observation of night sky.
Looking at the stars during summer with my telescope (Astromaster 70AZ). In the island of Rhodes.
Looking at the stars during summer with my telescope (Astromaster 70AZ).
The second thing i like most is the beaches. In many cases, just outside from the city, in less than 15' travel time, you can find beautiful beaches without a lot of noise and people. On the downside, you have to take everything with you from home or hotel. There is nothing around. One of these beaches is Afantou beach.
One random picture from the beaches of Rhodes.
One random picture from the beaches of Rhodes.

Time to sign out...