CITY TOUR HALF
Start your tour with a drive
to Mount Smith, once the Acropolis of Ancient
Rhodes. From the tumbled massive pillars of the
temple of Athena, the view encompasses the
Temple of Apollo, the stadium of Diagoras and
the port. ?
Enter the fortified city through the Amboise
Gate and walk to the Palace of the Grand
Masters. You'll tour the interior of the palace
as your guide points out the 14th century
beginnings of the Central Courtyard and chambers
decoratively built with colonnades and early
Christian mosaics. You will continue down the
Street of the Knights, its paths paved with
colorful marble and superb mosaics, past
medieval towers and emblazoned facades?
You will have some time to do some shopping at
the bazaar before returning to your hotel.?
Approximately 4 1/2 hours
LINDOS HALF DAY?
Rhodes is an island rich in history and legend
as you will discover in this enchanting tour.
After a 60-minute drive along the east coast,
passing through rustic villages, vineyards and
olive groves, you will reach Lindos. You will be
captivated by the Acropolis crowning the
400-foot rocky cliff and the whitewashed town
surrounded by the azure sea.?
There is a 20-minute climb through the narrow
streets of the town, and up 250 steps to the
Temple. Explore the ancient site of the last
conquerors including the 4th century B.C. Doric
temple of Athena and the double-winged portico.
Other highlights include a Byzantine church and
the remains of the castle citadel of the Knights
of St. John. From the summit there are views of
the fishing harbour of Psarto were tradition
says St. Paul landed to evangelise the island.
After the visit of Lindos we return back to our
Approximately 5 hours
DAY RHODES & LINDOS COMBINED
Meet our local guide and driver at required time
at the port of Rhdoes.
Drive along the picturesque south-eastern
coastline, dotted with white-washed villages, to
Lindos, one of the most important of the three
great cities of ancient times. See how this
entire city is guarded by medieval walls which
were constructed by the knights of St. John in
the 13th century. Within them stands the ancient
Acropolis of Lindos, on the brink of a precipice
400 feet above the sea.
From the Acropolis, marvel at the breathtaking
views covering the great expanse of the Aegean
Sea and St. Paulís bay, where the apostle cast
anchor during his historic voyage to Ephesus.
Proceed on foot uphill, to the great leading
from the Hellenistic Portico to the Acropolis
and Temple of Athena. Should you wish to make
your way up by mule, a fee must be paid to the
local muleteer. After the guided tour of the
Acropolis return to Rhodes.
Enjoy a panoramic drive through the new part of
the city before continuing to Mount Smith to see
the ruins of ancient Rhodes, the Temple of
Apollo and Diagoras Stadium. Afterwards your
motor coach will drop you off at Gate dí Amboise,
the starting point of the walking tour, through
the medieval city of Rhodes. Follow your guide
through the northern part where once the knights
and their attendants lived. View the Palace of
the Knights and continue walking down the
Streets of the Knights to meet up with your
private mini bus and return back to the ship.