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The plan for today was to do a road-trip around the island of Rhodes. We started by driving south from Faliraki, towards the village of Lindos, often described as being the most beautiful on the island. As we got our first glimpse of it from a roadside viewpoint, we could see why. It was a really spectacular sight; a cluster of white houses with a castle towering above. We drove closer to the village and parked, which cost us €5. A lot of places we've visited on this trip we've managed to park for free, but Lindos is a very popular town with tourists. We walked from the parking area into the centre, with some beautiful views of the sea as we did. Once we were inside the town we made our way down white and very narrow streets. It was actually a bit claustrophobic in places, with lots of the streets having canopies which provided shade but made it feel almost like you were walking inside. The little church in the centre of town was very pretty. We made walked to the outskirts of the town to find the old amphitheatre. It's not the most impressive ancient theatre we've ever seen, but it is the only one we've ever seen that was home to multiple goats From here we had some great views up to the castle above the town. It felt too hot to climb up there today, so we made our way back through the town towards the car. From Lindos we drove a bit further south, then across Rhodes to the western coast. On the way we passed part of the area which had been devastated by wildfires earlier this year. It was sad to see the burnt trees and vegetation, but driving around the island did make it clear how much of the island (thankfully!) hadn't been on fire. Our first stop on the western coast of the island was Monolithos, a small village in the middle of nowhere. There's a medieval castle just outside the village. The castle was built by the Knights in the fifteenth century to help defend the island. You can climb up to the castle from the car park via a series of stone steps. It wasn't too steep but it felt a bit difficult in places; the stone was worn smooth on some of the steps, which made it feel quite slippery. Once we made it to the top we had some fantastic views, both of the surrounding countryside... ...and of the sea. There was also a tiny little chapel up here, which was really pretty. We walked around for a while and admired the views, before making our way back down the steps to the car. The final stop on our trip was the castle of Kritinia. Parking was impossible at this one, so Tim dropped me off for a few minutes to take some photos. The castle was built to protect the local population from Ottoman attacks. There seems to be more of the castle left standing than there was of the castle at Monolithos, but there wasn't an obvious way to explore it without clambering over all sorts of rocks. Never mind, I managed to see a bit of it and get some nice sea views. Then it was time to complete our circuit of the island by driving up towards the airport and across to Faliraki. And to get some more use out of the pool and sun-loungers