I spent the first week of September 2013 on the island of Rhodes in Greece. Here is my report:
Well, first I had to adjust to the communication medium.
I was surprised to find out that the Greeks have a different word for almost every English word and their alphabet letters are not the same. It was like trying to read a foreign language! I had expected that “globalization” would have meant that every country would use English! Who forgot to tell the Greeks? Is it the same in Poland, Italy, Germany?!
Leaving that discussion behind – bottom line: the Island of Rhodes was beautiful. The vegetation, scenery and weather was very much like southwestern USA. It was hot, windy and arid. The ocean was very clear. The food was excellent, the beer (alfa, fix, mythos) was tasty and refreshing. Drinking Uzo was like drinking liquefied black licorice with a high percent of alcohol; which was quite tasty with morning coffee. The locals and tourists were friendly and the food was very good. If you ever get a chance to go to any of the islands of Greece, take it.