Main Ancient Attractions of Rhodes including Wine Tasting
Rhodes is one of the top 3 destinations in Greece and one of the 4 biggest Greek islands. Don't miss your chance to explore this beautiful and interesting island with our friendly, knowledgeable, fully licensed guide. You will visit Mandraki Harbour, where one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was located, explore Lindos one of the most impressive archaeological sites, stroll the narrow streets of Rhodes Old Town, one of the few best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Except the mentioned must sees, you will visit some off the beaten path places t6 taste best local wines, honey, olive oil, to see how we make pottery, to take many memorable and significant pictures, and just to have some fun. Highly recommended to those of you, who want to get the most out of Rhodes within one day but without any rush and worry. Return to the ship/hotel on time is guaranteed, lunch is included.
- Pick up
- Acropolis of Rhodes (Pass by)
The Acropolis of Rhodes which is on the Monte Smith Hill is only 3 km away from the center of modern city. Unlike most ancient acropolis this one was not fortified. The construction on the hill started in 3rd century BC. Back then there were impressive temples, sanctuaries, public buildings and underground cult places. Archaeological excavations revealed us some traces of the lost beauty and now we can dive into the fascinating past of Rhodes history.
- Mandraki 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.
- Acropolis of Lindos
Beautiful sceneries on the way will prepare you for meeting magnificent and in many ways unique – the ancient city of Lindos, really an ancient city, it has been inhabited for 5000 years. During the tour you will be able to find the traces of the passed centuries everywhere. After walking along the Acropolis, you discover the Medieval castle and old Byzantine Church of the Ascension. Going down the Street of Knights built by the Crusaders you will reach the 14th century Hospital recently turned into Archeological Museum. While on top of the Acropolis don’t forget to admire the heart shaped Bay of St. Paul – one of the Rhodes symbols. During the tour you will be given some free time – essential for the one who comes not only for taking nice pictures but also for capturing the sense of Rhodes. (Acropolis admission fee 12€ pp - optional)
Visit traditional ceramic factory Of Rhodes and see how a piece of clay turns into a piece of art. As well the family-owners will present a great variety of olive oil and honey of their own production. Enjoy free tasting of the best local products.
Enjoy in-depth your Greek wine tasting experience! Wine is just as much a part of Greek culture as the temples of ancient Greece. 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.
- Medieval City
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
Lunch box: tasty Greek sandwich, fruit, water.
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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!