Highlights of Rhodes Tour
Explore Rhodes´ old town on a walking tour and visit the Palace of the Grand Masters. Stroll through the narrow lanes of Lindos and climb up to the Acropolis. After lunch, visit a factory specializing in reproductions of classical jewelry.
Your guided walking tour of the old, walled medieval city takes you along stone paved lanes past grand medieval structures, each recalling the Knights of St. John. Learn about the town´s fascinating past as you walk along the Knights´ Road
Tour Itinerary – Highlights of Rhodes Tour
Rhodes Old Town
Your guided walking tour of the old, walled medieval city takes you along stone paved lanes past grand medieval structures, each recalling the Knights of St. John. Learn about the town´s fascinating past as you walk along the Knights´ Road, one of the oldest and most magnificent in the town. Built upon the course of the ancient street that has existed since 408 B.C., it leads to the Palace of the Grand Masters, where a fortress was purposely built to dominate the town and its harbors.
Palace of the Grand Masters
Begun in the early 14th century, the palace was destroyed in 1856 and rebuilt in 1939. Your visit here will take you through this dramatic structure, featuring ancient mosaics from the island of Kos, as well as a monumental marble staircase that leads to the upper floor, where you can take in the panoramic view of the city.
The Acropolis of Lindos
Walk through the narrow streets of Lindos Village and up the summit of the Acropolis to see the magnificent remains of past civilizations. Marvel at the 4th-century BC Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, a double-winged portico, a Byzantine church and the fortifications of the Knights of St. John, including the remains of the Governor´s quarters. The view is truly panoramic and at the very foot of the acropolis is St. Paul´s Bay, where the Apostle is said to have sought shelter during a storm. Below you will see the clustered, old whitewashed houses and narrow streets of this delightful village, a popular haunt of artists and writers.
While in the village of Lindos, you will have time to further explore this exceptional village
Tour Price Includes
Pick up from/to hotel or Port. Professional English speaking tour guide, Entrance fees, air-conditioned non-smoking vehicles. Lunch (only on full day tours).
Tour Price Des not includes
Entrance fees, Personal expenses, Beverages, tip to driver and guide
Do as the locals do and sit for an afternoon drink and snacks. We will arrange a spot for you to enjoy Ouzo (local anise flavored spirit) with traditional mezedes (appetizers).
Special Notes – Highlights of Rhodes Tour
The drive from Rhodes Town to Lindos takes approximately one hour each way. Approximately 270 steps and cobblestone pathways lead to the Acropolis of Lindos. Passengers with any physical limitations are requested to consider this. A shuttle bus is available to transfer visitors from the motor coach parking to Lindos Village. Flash photography is not permitted in the Palace of the Grand Masters.
Duration : Approximately 7 hours.