Rhodes city tour,shopping & lunch
Take a stroll to the historical points of interest in city of Rhodes and enjoy shopping!
Recommended for groups of more than 10 persons and travel agencies
The participants of the tour will be welcomed in Rhodes port by our guide or escort and be headed to Rhodes city, the capital of the island.
The city is a cosmopolitan summer destination, but it has also has been a favorite port of medieval knights with ancient origins. The tour begins from the Ancient Acropoli of Rhodes, located on the Monte Smith Hill where you can walk by the Doric columned Temple of Apollo, the Stadium of Diagoras and the Odium, a small marble theater.
After completing the guided tour in the ancient site, you will get to the medieval part of the city. The Knights of Saint John built strong fortification, a palace, churches and also a hospital. Walk through the cobbled alleys and admire the towers, facades and the gothic spangle. One of the highlights of the tour is “Grand Masters’ Palace”, a medieval castle built originally as a byzantine church and restored during the Italian period of the island. Today houses a superb collection of original mosaics from Kos Island dating from the Hellenistic to early Byzantine period.
Afterwards, you will be graded free time to explore the modern part of the city and enjoy shopping of local artifacts, clothes, jewels and souvenirs. Or else our agency can arrange you a lunch in a traditional local tavern if you wish.
Return to your ship after enjoying the most interesting parts of the city.
Duration: 4 hours
Private bus transfers and guide or escort, all taxes
Note: entrance fees are included in the price