Rhodes, Greece

The largest and arguably the most beautiful of the 12 islands forming the Dodecanese, Rhodes has long played a major role in history. Lying just 12 miles off the coast of Turkey, the island straddles the sea-lanes linking Egypt, Southern Europe and the Holy Land. Rhodes Town bears witness to that long history. The ancient city features a classical stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. The "old" city is a walled town with medieval buildings and streets harking back to the days of the Crusades. The new town is a Mecca of luxury resorts lining the island's picturesque Mandaraki Harbor.

The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is reputed to have once stood guard over the harbor. Today, the bronze statues of a stag and doe top the two columns marking the harbor entrance.

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Points of Interest

  • Rhodes Old Town
  • Palace of the Grand Masters
  • Street of Knights
  • The Acropolis of Lindos
  • The Church of Our Lady
  • Mandraki Harbor & Colossus of Rhodes
  • Mt. Philerimos
  • Monte Smith

More about Rhodes, Greece Points of Interest

  • Rhodes Old Town

    Once home to the Knights of St. John, this medieval walled city is a living settlement of some 6,000 people who live and work in the same buildings that were used by the knights over 500 years ago.

  • Palace of the Grand Masters

    Built in the 14th century by the Knights of St. John, its fortress defended the town and harbor. Destroyed in 1856 and rebuilt in 1939, it now houses a museum with ancient Greece exhibits.

  • Street of Knights

    This medieval road features the lodgings of the Knights of St. John. They represent the seven countries or languages from where the Knights came and lead to the Palace of the Grand Masters.

  • The Acropolis of Lindos

    Above the village rises an awe-inspiring fortress, which was fortified in turn by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Knights of St. John and the Ottomans. Landmarks include Temple of Athena Lindia.

  • The Church of Our Lady

    The Church of Panagia (Our Lady) was originally built in 1300, but has been reconstructed several times. With high walls and charming courtyard, it is an enchanting stop on the road to the Acropolis.

  • Mandraki Harbor & Colossus of Rhodes

    Built to symbolize freedom, this bronze statue of the Greek god Helios stood 110' high on a 50' pedestal. Felled by earthquake, huge pieces lay for centuries until the 7th century A.D.

  • Mt. Philerimos

    This peak is crowned by the Church of Our Lady, which is built over the ruins of a Greek temple and early Christian catacombs. The barrel-vaulted Chapel of St. George dates from the 15th century.

  • Monte Smith

    Although named after a 19th century British admiral, this is the site of ancient Rhodes' acropolis and Hellenistic stadium where the athletic games of Alioi took place to honor the Greek god Ilios.

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Easy Rhodes Island Drive

3.5 hours | Rhodes | R H O - 2 9 0
  • Rhodes Old Town
  • The Acropolis of Lindos
  • Mandraki Harbor & Colossus of Rhodes
  • Monte Smith

This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. Photo opportunities abound on this tour. You'll see the Acropolis of Lindos, Monte Smith, St. Paul's Bay, the Marine Gate of Old Town and Mandraki Harbor. Along the way, you'll stop for refreshments and visit a jewelry factory and museum for shopping.

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Old Town, Master's Palace & Trolley Train Ride

2.5 hours | Rhodes | R H O - 2 8 0
  • Mandraki Harbor & Colossus of Rhodes
  • Rhodes Old Town
  • Palace of the Grand Masters
  • Street of Knights
  • Monte Smith

Enjoy a trolley ride on this concise tour that takes you from Mandraki Harbor where the ancient Colossus of Rhodes once stood to Rhodes Old Town. Along the way, you'll have ample photo opportunities including the Old Acropolis, as well as a visit to the Palace of the Grand Masters.

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Rhodes, Grand Masters Palace & Mt. Philerimos

4.5 hours | Rhodes | R H O - 2 0 0
  • Mandraki Harbor & Colossus of Rhodes
  • Rhodes Old Town
  • Palace of the Grand Masters
  • Street of Knights
  • Mt. Philerimos

From a summit high above sea level to an ancient road, discover Rhodes on this half-day tour. Visit the landmark Mt. Philerimos, explore the medieval Palace of the Grand Masters, and take a guided walking tour of historic Rhodes Old Town.

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ロードス島、騎士団長の宮殿&フィレリモス(日本語ガイド付き)

4.5 hours | Rhodes | R H O - 9 9 3
  • Mandraki Harbor & Colossus of Rhodes
  • Rhodes Old Town
  • Palace of the Grand Masters
  • Street of Knights
  • Mt. Philerimos

From a summit high above sea level to an ancient road, discover Rhodes on this half-day tour. Visit the landmark Mt. Philerimos, explore the medieval Palace of the Grand Masters, and take a guided walking tour of historic Rhodes Old Town.

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罗得岛、大统领宫和菲雷莫斯山之旅(普通话导游) / 羅德島、大教長宮和菲勒里莫斯山(中文導遊)

4.5 hours | Rhodes | R H O - 9 9 0
  • Mandraki Harbor & Colossus of Rhodes
  • Rhodes Old Town
  • Palace of the Grand Masters
  • Street of Knights
  • Mt. Philerimos

From a summit high above sea level to an ancient road, discover Rhodes on this half-day tour. Visit the landmark Mt. Philerimos, explore the medieval Palace of the Grand Masters, and take a guided walking tour of historic Rhodes Old Town.

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Rodas, Palacio de los Grandes Maestros y el monte. Philerimos (guiado en español)

4.5 hours | Rhodes | R H O - 2 0 2
  • Mandraki Harbor & Colossus of Rhodes
  • Rhodes Old Town
  • Palace of the Grand Masters
  • Street of Knights
  • Mt. Philerimos

From a summit high above sea level to an ancient road, discover Rhodes on this half-day tour. Visit the landmark Mt. Philerimos, explore the medieval Palace of the Grand Masters, and take a guided walking tour of historic Rhodes Old Town.

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Exploring Rhodes' Religious Past

4.25 hours | Rhodes | R H O - 2 1 0
  • Rhodes Old Town

Walk through the pages of Rhodes' illustrious religious history. Led by a theology guide, you'll stroll through medieval Old Town and see landmarks such as the Suleiman Mosque, the Kahal Shalom synagogue, the St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, and other sacred sites dating back centuries

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Lindos Acropolis

4 hours | Rhodes | R H O - 2 0 5
  • Mandraki Harbor & Colossus of Rhodes
  • The Acropolis of Lindos

Enjoy the charm of Lindos on this half-day tour. You'll see Lindos Village with its narrow streets lined with shops and cafés, as well as the amazing acropolis that dominates the landscape above the village. You'll also stop for souvenir shopping at a ceramics factory, a craft Rhodes is known for.

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The Acropolis of Lindos in 3D Augmented Reality

4.25 hours | Rhodes | R H O - 1 5 5
  • The Acropolis of Lindos

See the beautifully preserved Acropolis of Lindos as it looked 2,500 years ago! With the help of a 3-D tablet, you can witness the wonders of the Temple of Athena, the Propylaea of the Sanctuary, and other important monuments as they appeared at the height of their glory.

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Best of Rhodes

8 hours | Rhodes | R H O - 1 0 0
  • Mandraki Harbor & Colossus of Rhodes
  • Rhodes Old Town
  • Palace of the Grand Masters
  • Street of Knights
  • The Acropolis of Lindos

Discover Rhodes on this full-day tour - from an amazing medieval city to an ancient palace and its breathtaking acropolis. You'll be served a delicious lunch at one of Rhodes' fine restaurants. You'll also visit a jewelry factory and museum where artisans produce unique gold pieces and museum replicas.

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