The excursion includes a licensed Guide and deluxe motor coach and commences with a Panoramic Drive through the New Town, past Mandraki Harbor, the Post Office, Town Hall, Evangelismos and continues to the Monte Smith Hill which offers a magnificent view of the Aegean and the City of Rhodes, past the ancient Rhodes Acropolis dedicated to Zeus Polieus, Athena Polias and Pythian Apollo, of which four columns have been reconstructed and past the 2nd century BC ancient Stadium and Theatre, both of them restored. From there the excursion continues to the D Amboise Gate of the Medieval City where the guests disembark and on foot visit the Grand Masters Palace, the most imposing building of medieval Rhodes. It was originally built in the 14th Century, but demolished by an explosion in 1856. It was restored in 1939, during the Italian occupation. The Street of the Knights, which, in spite of the restoration of its buildings, has remained untouched by the passage of 500 years, since it was originally built in the 14th century.
The Gothic order predominates. The Inns of the various Tongues stand in a row, with impressive arched doorways, their emblems carved above them. The final visit is to the Archaeological Museum, which is housed in the restored building of the 15th century Hospital of the Knights. Re-embarkation is at the Kolona Gate for the continuation to Lindos, commencing with a one-hour scenic drive along the East Coast of the Island, which passes through different landscapes and many villages, including the village of Archangelos, for a demonstration of handmade pottery being created at a Potter’s wheel. At Lindos the Jewel of the Island with the most attractive village on Rhodes, the guests will enjoy a guided visit of the Acropolis, which includes the Great Stoa, the Temple of Athena Lindia of the 4th century BC, the ancient theatre and the few remains of the temple of Dionysus. The view from the rock of the Acropolis, which rises shear 115m above the sea, is unique. The guided visit continues through the picturesque village with its traditional architecture and decorated houses, many dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries.
The final visit is to 15th century medieval church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, of which the icons and frescoes have recently been restored to their former glory.
✅ Professional English Speaking tour guide (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Japanese speaking guides can be organised when request)
✅ Private transportation with A/C vehicles
✅ Local taxes
✅ Parking fees
✅ Entrance fees