RHODES ISLAND TOUR - FULL DAY
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Capture the essence of Rhodes in one day! This total adventure includes the main sights of the island.
We will start our tour with a drive around the walls of the Old Town of Rhodes – the biggest inhabited medieval town in Europe. It was built in 1300s from the knights of the order of St. John. The Medieval Town of Rhodes is inscribed in the World Heritage Sites List of UNESCO. This list recognizes the exceptional value of a cultural site so that it may be protected for the benefit of all Humanity.
If you want we can extend the duration of the tour with 1 hour and you can have also some free time to go through the Old town and explore it on your own.
From there we will drive to the new part of the town and the Mandraki port where once stood the famous Colossus of Rhodes - one of the seven wonders of the Ancient world. It was a giant statue between 30 and 33 meters. It represented the god of the sun - Helios. We will stop for pictures of the area and you will be able also to enter and see the Church of the Annunciation which is the biggest Orthodox church in the town with very beautiful handmade paintings on the walls and impressive chandeliers.
Next we will continue towards the Monthe Smith Hill and we will stop for a panoramic view of the city. From here you can see where the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas meet each other.
We will stop also at the Acropolis of Rhodes. You will be able to walk and explore the area and see the Temple of Appolo, the Ancient stadium and Amphitheatre.
Our next stop will be at Filerimos Hill - it is 267 meters high hill and it is approximately 16km away from the city of Rhodes. Once it was used to be the citadel of the ancient town of Ialysos. You will be greeted by dozens of peacocks and you will be able to see the 2 monasteries which are situated there and the 18m high cross. You will be rewarded with a gorgeous panoramic view of the West Coast.
For the Summer period between mid of June and mid-September, we can substitute the stop at Filerimos Hill with the beautiful Valley of Butterflies. The valley is a natural reserve, unique of its kind. You can enjoy a peaceful walk and admire the nature and the butterflies. Your driver will wait for you on the other side of the park. If you want to see both Filerimos Hill and the Butterfly Valley than we need to increase the duration of the tour.
Now we will cross the island towards the East coast of the island and the beautiful white village of Lindos. Before the village, we will stop for a panoramic photo and a visit to the picturesque st.Paul's Bay is also included.
You will have at least one hour stay to explore the village and to visit its famous Acropolis. The Acropolis in Lindos is the second most popular Acropolis in Greece after the Parthenon in Athens.
Now we will have a relaxing stop at an outstanding traditional Greek tavern. We can also arrange a visit to a spectacular seaside tavern near the sea so that you can enjoy your lunch and the sea breeze.
Then we will return back to the city of Rhodes and we can leave you at any point of interest
Rhodes Island Tour duration:7 hours
For your tour you will need
- Comfortable shoes
- Sun protection - Sunglasses, Hat and UV cream
Rhodes Island Tour availability:All year round
Rhodes Island Tour Remarks:There are Butterflies in the Butterfly Valley only for the period between end of June till mid of September. If you prefer we can sibstitue the stop at Filerimos hill with a vistit to the Valley. To see both places we need to increase the duration of the tour to 8 hours.