How to send more original holiday cards
They say there’s an art to writing the perfect postcard. Not only will it require your neatest tiny handwriting to get everything in, but it should also go into a little bit of detail about your holiday without being boastful and make a few polite enquiries about the health of folks back home. However, there’s no chance of writing a truly original holiday card without taking a truly original holiday. With cheap flights to Rhodes appearing on the horizon after the summer rush, there’s never been a better time to see this uniquely historical part of the world with your family. With so much to do and see here, there’s no way that your card home could be anything less than one of a kind!
Soaking up the history
Rhodes is full of history, with ancient ruins, amphitheatres, castles and palaces topping the bill of tourist attractions and giving you plenty to write home about. Soak up a little of Rhodes’ weird and wonderful history at the Acropolis of Lindos or wander around the beautifully curated ruins of Ancient Rhodes. Alternatively, the beautifully preserved medieval city is a living history lesson, with the opportunity to get a little more hands-on, perfect for kids and big kids alike.
For spectacular vistas head out to the incredible Monolithos Castle, which has stunning coastal views. The Colossus of Rhodes is a modern copy of the original jaw-droppingly enormous statue, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.
However, there’s far more to Rhodes than just history. A vibrant tourist tradition means that there’s plenty to do as well, and all sorts of fun and unusual ways to see the island. Hop on a quirky segway tour out to St Paul’s Bay to keep cool and wander around Rhodes in inimitable style.
Families should make time to take a lazy day cruising out to the island of Symi, which boasts a beautiful horseshoe-shaped beach, a steep climb up to see ruined mansions, little squares and private bays with leaping fish. Enjoy local seafood in a cafe overlooking the water, and don’t forget to try the rich red wine and delicious black olive tapenade while you write your postcards.