Explore Rhodes, the biggest island of the archipelago called Dodecanese. Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Also known for its colossus, Rhodes is located between Karpathos and Kos and it is, along Santorini and Mykonos, one of the most famous islands of Greece. With its interesting sites and its many Byzantine churches make this Greek island one of the most popular islands of Greece. Discover Rhodes history with your personal English speaking guide and driver.
This tour is only available April to October.
A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, ferry tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Rhodes. Explore the sites and enjoy the stunning views.
The Best Western Plaza Hotel (4*) is a welcoming and relaxing hotel in the centre of modern Rhodes Town, just 400 meters from the famous Medieval walled town of Rhodes and Madraki Marina, and only 200 meters from Elli beach and the Casino of Rhodes. It is a perfect base for either a relaxing holiday or exploring the attractions and myths of the island. A unique combination of a warm atmosphere and high standards of service with excellent Greek and international cuisine are only but a few of the conveniences the hotel offers. You can relax at the large size swimming pool, while enjoying a nice refreshing drink by the pool bar.
The first stop on this private guided tour will be Mandraki Harbour, with the Italian buildings in the centre of Rhodes town. After passing the aquarium, you will be driven up Monte Smith where you will see the ancient stadium of Diagoras – Acropolis of Rhodes. Take in the beautiful panoramic view of Rhodes here. The next stop will be Filerimos, a hilltop monastery, where you can visit the ruins and foundations of the Temple of Zeus Polieus of 4th century BC. You will also see the historical Doric fountain, and the Way of Cross, with its many steps and striking scenes of passion. As you turn back to Rhodes, you will see the Amboise gate, an entrance to the medieval town of Rhodes. Here, you will walk down and visit the Grand Master Palace and the popular archaeological Museum.
Meet your guide and enjoy your tour today! The first stop will be Mandraki Harbor with the Italian buildings in the centre of Rhodes town. After passing the aquarium, you will be driven up Monte Smith, where you will see the ancient stadium of Diagoras – Acropolis of Rhodes. Take in the beautiful panoramic view of Rhodes here. During the drive to Lindos, you will see villages such as Faliraki, Afandou and Archagelos. Lindos is one of the most attractive village on Rhodes island with the famous Acropolis, traditional architecture and white village houses, beautiful beach and picturesque port of Agios Pavlos. On the Acropolis you can visit the great Stoa ,which has been restored. Also see the temple of Lindia Athina, from 4th century BC. The ancient theatre and the few remains of the temple of Dionysus can also be visited. After the visit to Acropoli,s and before the way back to Rhodes, you may have some free time to visit St. Paul beach, wander along small cobbled streets , or visit the shops.
Enjoy a full day at leisure today. Explore on your own and enjoy the sites or speak to your local representative about booking an optional excursion for the day.
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