This order of Knights was composed of 7 nationalities who each protected a portion of the town and identified their segment with the Coat of Arms for their region and/or that of their Grand Master. After walking the town and visiting the archaeological museum housed in one of the Middle Age hospitals, we took a bus to Lindos on the other side of the island.
Here we had a lunch of mezedes (literally "tastes") of various Greek specialties including a chick pea sauce, squid stuffed with feta and red peppers, marinated squash, Greek salad, hearty Greek bread, and a dish similar to moussaka with eggplant, cheese, and marinara sauce.
After lunch, we rode donkeys to the acropolis above Lindos for stunning views across the island and the harbor. At the bottom of the cliffs beneath the acropolis was a small, sheltered harbor where St. Paul landed in approx 50 A.D.
We walked back into Lindos and caught the bus back to Rhodes old town for some much appreciated free time to gather a few souvenirs and visit the internet cafe before heading back to the ship.