Full-Day Rhodes Island Tour with Wine Tasting Experience
There’s a lot to see in Rhodes, so don’t try to do it all by yourself — take this full-day tour and follow your guide through the island’s most iconic landmarks and historical monuments, ruins and buildings. Avoid the crowds and learn about the ancient history of Rhodes as well as the thriving local artisanal communities living here today. Taste local produce and visit the Acropolis.
-Access all areas
-Wine, olive oil and honey tasting all included
-Free optional walking tour around Rhodes Old Town
-Learn all about Rhodes from your guide
- Pick up
- Madraki Harbour
Mandraki is one of the three harbours in Rhodes. It is famous, because it is believed that the great statue of Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once stood at the harbour entrance. Today the deer sculptures at the entrance, the St. Nicholas Fortress and a number of medieval windmills create a charming view of the harbour
Lindos is one of the most impressive archaeological sites not only in Greece but also in the world. It has traces of different civilizations. Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine traditions blend here with the Medieval heritage of knights of the Order of Saint John. The visit to Lindos is like time travel via centuries and civilizations! If you go there, you will be delighted not only by the history but also by divine beauty. Take your time strolling lovely narrow streets of the village abundantly decorated with flowers, fruit trees, oriental tiles and small fountains. You will be impressed by incredible view of the harbours. The Acropolis of Lindos is on top of 116m cliff. For the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Knights of St John and Turks it was a wonderful strategic position. You can walk up the stairs and visit it or explore the village and its cosy bays
Visit the traditional Greek ceramic factory and see how a piece of clay turns into a piece of art. First the father and the son make pottery, then the mother paints it. The family of hard working owners will invite you into their store to present a great variety of olive oil and honey of their own production. Enjoy free tasting of the best local products.
- Tsambika Monastery (Pass By)
Panagia Tsambika (Virgin Mary Tsambika) is now visited by thousands and thousands of couples from all around the world each year (both Greek and non-Greek) who have struggled to conceive or who wish to have their baby or child blessed for one reason or another.
Enjoy in-depth your Greek wine tasting experience! Wine is just as much a part of Greek culture as the temples of ancient Greece. Just look at all those statues of Dionysus, the god of wine and pleasure who made it his mission to spread this gift. But going our wine-tasting is about much more than myths and history. It’s one of the best ways to really explore Greece in general and Rhodes in particular. Doing that through wines gets really interesting as you’re introduced to the local grape varieties that give local wines their unique colour and flavour. According to the expert feedback of some experienced wine lovers, local wines can easily compete with good Italian, French & American ones
- Old Town Explore the Medieval Town of Rhodes belonging to the World Heritage and is under protection of UNESCO. It is considered one of the few best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Let yourself stroll the narrow streets of the Old City. You will fall in love with their multiple character! You will find Turkish Mosques and Jewish Synagogues, ancient library, bathhouses, and lots of shops. All these apart from charming medieval spirit produces unique atmosphere which will not leave you indifferent
- Transfer Back
Our tour guide, Joanna, was incredibly informative on the history of Rhodes. Not only did she convey her encyclopaedic knowledge in a clear manner, she was also extremely funny and made jokes throughout the day that entertained all.
Our stop at Lindos was perhaps our least favourite. It was very hot and very busy (which we knew to expect). We had two hours there and as we chose not the visit the acropolis (due to said heat) we enjoyed some gelato and frozen drinks in the very tourist-centered town. There are some beautiful gems in the cafes and tavernas there, if you look for them.
Throughout the day we then stopped at places where we did olive oil tasting, honey tasting and wine tasting. At each of these stops, there were no pushy sales; we ended up buying a bit of everything as it was all delicious and very good value for money! We also visited a ceramics factory which was beautiful and interesting.
We also enjoyed visiting the seven springs and would recommend walking through the underground tunnel. Be aware that it is very narrow and dark but worth doing!
Lunch was a quick and tasty sandwich. We would recommend bringing an extra bottle of water as even though the coach has air conditioning, we were glad for the extra water.
The group size was perfect - we think our group was around 17. Everyone was friendly and the tour felt personalised.
All in all, a great day out!
Lucy, thank you very much for your kind words, they mean much to us. It's a pure pleasure to work with such positive and friendly people like you. Joanna says hello sending her best regards. You are always welcome to Rhodes, we are looking forward to your repeat visit!
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Level of activity:
Easy: You should expect only enjoyable easy walking without required climbing, jumping or running. Nevertheless, you may need to make a few steps.
Moderate: You should be prepared for a fair amount of walking with going up and down the steps. Sometimes you will need to deal with uneven surfaces like medieval cobblestones.
Intensive: You should be ready for a large amount of walking and/or climbing. We expect you not to be afraid of unpaved and uneven surfaces. Booking this type of tour, be ready for an adventure!