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was a pretty good place to take a bit of a breather, even if more expensive than the rest of Greece we travelled. Taxi fares were fixed at about four times those in Athens. The first few days at the hostel we took advantage of the location, and went looking for the best bays for snorkelling according to the web. We visited Lindos via a 50 km bus trip packed with tourists, which is a beautiful traditional village that has now become so popular the British have moved in and prices for small houses were around a million bucks, whereas mansions on hills were closer to five million. St Pauls Bay at Lindos was picture postcard, and also deep and clear enough we saw our first Freediving Academy. The sport is popular enough in the Mediterranean seas that, If my source was correct, about 70 serious freedivers managed to drown themselves there each year, which makes sense when you realise that on the deeper dives it takes longer to ascend than descend, so bad luck if you misjudge and there is nobody who can save you (and we won´t talk about the depth-induced heart attacks for divers who get really serious). We reckon this academy must have been a bit serious because the group nearly left the region of the bay, presumably for deeper water but maybe so that unlike us they didn`t have to worry about, among others, big glass-bottomed tourist boats that sped into and out of the bay and seemed to put the onus on the swimmers and divers to get out of their way. I reckoned that if they slowed down their passengers would have had a better trip, because they would have at least watched people like us snorkelling and diving which would have compensated a bit for the fact that this day pretty well everything was attracted to the bay except fish.
I was in Rhodes but visited lindos as well. Please note that the hunting is forbidden in may.