FD RHODES TOWN & LINDOS (approx. 8hrs)
Leaving the town of Rhodes, we drive down the East coast of Rhodes Island, past the villages of Faliraki, Afandou, Kolymbia, Archangelos, and Kalathos. Finally, you will arrive in the beautiful village of Lindos. Protected as a UNESCO world heritage site, with some buildings as old as 1,000 years of age, Lindos is a jewel nestled next to an imposing rock outcrop, towering over the natural harbor and coves. The Acropolis and Crusader fort are located. One of the three ancient cities that made up Rhodes, Lindos has been inhabited for more than 3,000 years and has been a major commercial center, with its port playing a big role in the trade routes of antiquity as well as a cultural haven during the turbulent Middle Ages and various occupations of the island.
You will walk along the narrow cobblestone streets and climb the winding steps up to the magnificent Acropolis for a guided tour of the site that commands a fascinating view of the Aegean Sea below. After the conclusion of the tour, you will board the vehicle for the return trip to the medieval city and the New Town of Rhodes. The modern part of Rhodes was built around the medieval city’s walls. Driving up to “Monte Smith,” the hill overlooking Rhodes Town, you will have an opportunity to stop and admire the sites of the Hellenistic Acropolis, Stadium, and Amphitheatre and photograph the view offered from this vantage point. You will continue the panoramic tour through the new town, past the impressive municipal buildings of the Town Hall, the National Theatre, the Church of Evangelismos, the Prefecture, the Post Office, and the Courthouse. You are dropped off at the “D’ Amboise” gate of the Medieval Town, from where you will enter the walled city. The guide will lead the way through the narrow cobbled streets to the majestic Grand Master’s Palace and then down the imposing “street of the Knights.”
Private vehicle with driver (pick-up/drop-off at port), private English speaking guide, and entrance fees to the Acropolis of Lindos and the Palace of the Knights
HD RHODES TOWN (approx. 4hrs)
Don’t miss the three windmills near St Nicolas Fort, the New Market, the Public Administration buildings, the entrance of the Mandraki harbor with some very impressive monumental buildings built by the Italians and of course don’t miss the two deer – where it is believed that the Colossus once stood – and the underwater Aquarium.
Continuing to Monte Smith, you can enjoy exceptional picturesque views of the city and the seashore, visit the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, the impressive open-air ancient Stadium, and the Amphitheatre.
The tour arrives at one of the many gates of the famous medieval city of Rhodes, or better known as the Old Town, characterized by UNESCO as a monument of world cultural heritage. It offers a unique experience to visitors with its ability to blend the past and present day. Walk the paved alleyways, next to gigantic walls, under gateways and colonnades, through squares with fountains and obscure courtyards, through the street of the Knights of St. John and the Archaeological museum to the impressive Palace of the Grand Master. At the same time, you will be amazed by the variety of small shops selling everything from handmade jewelry, fine quality leather, handcrafted ceramics, and carpets to wooden handicrafts and casual clothing.
Private vehicle with driver (pick-up/drop-off at port), private English speaking guide, and entrance fees to the Palace of the Knights and the Archaeological museum
The order of the visits is subject to change
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