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.
Our first stop will be in Rhodes Old town. It is the biggest inhabited medieval town in Europe and more than 6.000 people are still living inside. 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. We will enter the Old town early in the morning as it is closed for cars after 9.00AM. We will stop for pictures outside the most popular monument - Grand Master Palace, Knights' street and the Clock Tower.
In case there is any change in the regulations of the city or you are not able to start your tour at 8.30AM we will show you the best from outside.
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 used to be the citadel of the ancient town of Ialyssos. The hill includes the foundations of the temple of Athena Polias, an Early Christian basilica and a small Byzantine church. There is a road that sets off from the square and leads to the westernmost point of the hill. The road to Golgotha used by Catholics was dotted with holy icon-stands and bronze reliefs. At the end of the "Golgotha path" stands an 18 meters tall cross raised by the Italians in 1930.
From there we will drive to the beautiful Valley of Butterflies. It is the place where many butterflies from the species tiger moths gather in summer. You can enjoy a peaceful walk on the wooden bridges and admire the beauty of the valley.
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.
Then we will return back to the city of Rhodes and we can leave you at any point of interest
Rhodes Island Tour duration:8 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 1st June till the end of September. For the rest of the year we recommend you to skip the stop at the valley and decrease the duration of the tour to 7 hours.