Rhodes was an excellent match for my interests: it combines beautiful beaches with lots of opportunities for historical sightseeing. As much as I love the sea, my ideal holiday is one where I get to spend half my time lounging and reading on the beach and the other half exploring — and here I had the chance to do just that. The Old Town of Rhodes is a World Heritage Site and the oldest continually inhabited medieval town in Europe; plus the island is full of monuments from different historical periods: Ancient, Byzantine, Knights of Saint John, and Ottoman.
Also, there were a lot of cats — so many that I went from delighted to see them to worried about them (well, I never stopped being delighted, but you know). Some obviously belonged to the houses on those doorsteps they were sleeping; others not so. I wanted to bring half of them home.