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Discover the main attractions that Rhodes Island has to offer and come closer to the traditional Greek lifestyle.
Visit the main highlights of Rhodes town and the beautiful white village of Lindos with a stop at the picturesque Filerimos Hill. We have also included a relaxing stop at a traditional Greek tavern to enjoy a fabulous lunch.
Our Rhodes shore excursion will start from the Old Town, the Mandraki harbour together with the area where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood. Then we will pass by the ancient Acropolis of Rhodes. Next in our program is the traditional village of Lindos. There is one hour stay, which allows you to reach the beautiful Acropolis on the top. Our program also includes a visit to a traditional Greek tavern for a fabulous lunch. From there we will cross the island from the east to the west side for a refreshment stop at the Butterfly valley or the famous Filerimos Hill. Then we will return back to your starting point.
All Year Round
We can start at any time which is convenient for your group
Your driver will meet you at the reception desk of your hotel or if you are coming on a cruise – at the pier, at the correct dock, with a sign on the car showing your name. We are licensed to get into the dockside and the car will be waiting for you just outside your ship.
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.
Full Day Island Tour including a visit to Filerimos Hill OR Butterfly Valley – duration 7 hours
Full Day Island Tour including a visit to Filerimos Hill AND Butterfly Valley – duration 8 hours
Kindly note that our drivers are not official licensed guides. According to the Greek Law they cannot guide you inside any archeological sites or museums. If you wish to learn historical events, you must be accompanied by an official guide during your excursion. We, as General Tourism Office, can book a tour guide for your group with an additional cost. Please let us know when you choose your excursion and we will arrange it for you.
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 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.
Mandraki port is situated in the new part of the town where you will see some very impressive monumental Italian buildings. Here at the harbor entrance is believed that once stood the great statue of the Colossus of Rhodes – one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. 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 spectacular chandeliers.
The Colossus of Rhodes was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the most ambitious and tallest statue( between 30 to 33 meters high) of the Hellenistic period. The statue was a depiction of the Greek Titan Helios and was meant to celebrate the victory over the Dimitrios the Besieger (ruler of Cyprus) in 305 BC. Bearing a striking resemblance to the Statue of Liberty in the United States, the Colossus of Rhodes stood for no more than 56 years when a strong earthquake destroyed it. In the seventh century A.D., the Arabs conquered Rhodes and broke the remains of the Colossus up into smaller pieces and sold it as scrap metal. Legend says it took 900 camels to carry away the pieces. A sad end for what must have been a majestic work of art.
Now we will continue through the city and see more of the great Italian architecture. We will stop for pictures also at the Northern tip of the island where the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas meet each other. Then we will drive to Monthe Smith Hill where you can enjoy exceptional panoramic views of the city and the seashore, and also see the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, the impressive open-air ancient Stadium and the Amphitheatre.
Next in our program is the famous Filerimos Hill. This place was used as 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 subterranean Byzantine church. There is a road that sets off from the square that 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 road of Martyrdom stands an 18 meters tall cross raised by the Italians in 1930..
For the Summer period between the end 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.
Little before we reach the beautiful village of Lindos we will stop at a place for a panoramic view of the village together with its Acropolis on the top. Before the village we will also visit the picturesque St. Paul’s Bay. It is claimed that St Paul passed by here in the year 51 AD to preach Christianity to the Rhodians. There is a small church built there after his name. We will make a stop for pictures to capture this stunning view.
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.
Upon request, during your tour, you can also have a stop at a pottery factory. You will be able to see how beautiful ceramics are made. Rhodes has a long history of pottery going back many centuries at least to the time of the ancient cities. Replicas of designs produced in those times are still been manufactured today together with new modern designs in a younger generation.
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.
We will return back to the city of Rhodes and we can leave you directly to your hotel or ship or at any point of interest
10 STAR Experience!
BEST TOUR IN RHODES – Great experience from the very start when our private driver met us at the port. We enter the luxury and fully air-conditioned car and started our trip to see all the beauty of this gorgeous island. We also had a stop at a fab tavern on the sea edge. Easy to put 10 stars rating if it was possible!!! Great way to experience Rhodes – book a private tour!
BEST TOURS IN RHODES
RHODES PRIVATE TOUR – Best day of our cruise. Highly appreciate the warm welcoming and company of our kind driver Nicholas. He immediately make us feel like we were visiting a friend. I highly recommend also visiting a local seaside tavern. We get a table right next to the sea. Amazing experience!
Best Tour in Rhodes – Book this and you won’t regret it
Full Day Private Tour of Rhodes
May 2022 •
Nicholas was an incredible guide of Rhodes. He drove us all around the island, making sure we saw all the sights that the island is known for, as well as local destinations and businesses, including lunch at a beautiful tavern. He was so engaging, funny, and gave us a real understanding of life on the island. Not to mention, he so generously gifted my family olive oil, made by his own family. Thanks for a great day, Nicholas!
The best tour from Greece
This tour was my favorite tour in all of Greece because of our guide, Nikos!!!
Not only the beauty of the island, the history, the great food and wine, it was the (Laughter)!!
Nikos kept us laughing and thought us (clever) with the full day of sightseeing and banter.
He knew the perfect locations to sweep us off our feet with the history of Rhodes, and Wow, there is some wonderful history here. The best locations for stopping for coffee, water, olive oil, pottery.
Our highlight was our lunch location, I actually cried because of the beauty, the food, the atmosphere and the music all combined to turn out to be the most memorable day in all of Greece.
I recommend this very intelligent, witty and knowledgeable guide. You can thank me later ❤️
Another great day with Mr Nicholas touring
When we landed in Rhodes on our cruise ship Mr Nicholas who I have toured with a couple of times was already waiting besides the ship for my friends and myself to take us on a tour to Lindos . Because I had such nice experiences with Nicholas a couple of times before I had contacted him again and received fast and detailed responses of what and where he could take us for the day.
We had a great ride to the Mandraki Harbour , Smith Hill and up to the Filerimos Hill with the monastery and the big cross and the beautiful view after which we went towards Lindos . Because I had been to the Acropolis before and my friends did not want to climb the big hill we just went to the village and the St Paul’s Bay .
Last time Nicholas had taken us to a very nice little roadside restaurant with a great view and we had a beautiful Greek lunch there I had asked him to take my new friends there again and asked him to order a very nice Greek lunch with a fish for the 3 of us .
It was wonderful and we did not leave much on our plates other than the bones .
After going by some very nice beaches he took us back towards the port . We had a wonderful day together and I can certainly recommend that you ask for Mr Nicholas when you are in Rhodes.!