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Shore Excursions Tours: Rhodes, Greece
Rhodes, Greece
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Kritinia Castle

Kritinia Castle

If you want to find the place where fascinating history meets breathtaking beauty and dive into charm of the Greek village, this place is for you

If you want to find the place where fascinating history meets breathtaking beauty and dive into the charm of the Greek village, this place is for you. The castle of Kritinia is built on 131 m hill above the village. The original settlement with the name Kritinia was founded by the few families who escaped from Crete when it was taken by the Turks. Hence, the name of the place – Kritinia means New Crete. Initially the village was on the coast but had to be moved to the hill because of the constant threat from the pirates.

The highlight of the area undoubtedly is the Kritinia Castle. Nowadays to get there from the Rhodes Town you need approximately an hour drive but in the past the place was almost inaccessible for the enemies.

The place for the castle was chosen because of the ideal strategic position – perfect view of the Aegean Sea. The construction under the supervision of the Knights of the Order of St. John started in the 15th century, and it took around 100 years to complete. Above the entrance to the Castle the coats of arms of the Grand Masters of the Order are still visible. The towels were used to send and receive signals from the nearby islands. Also, they appeared to be priceless to control nearby roads.

Nevertheless, the time was merciless to the Castle of almighty Knights. Nowadays, there are only impressive walls, remains of the chapel and towels. One thing was preserved absolutely unchanged – the view.

Probably the place is ideal for the one who wants to see, feel and perceive how temporary is everything created by the people. Even if once it looked absolutely magnificent and unapproachable. To think about the significance of life surrounded by the gorgeous landscapes and joy of the Greek village, what can be better?

Rhodes Island Tour with Olive Oil, Honey, Wine Tasting Experience & Lunch
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Attractions: Kritinia Castle, Embonas, Lindos, Seven Springs (Epta Piges), Rhodes Old Town Tour Duration: 6 Hours Attraction Type: Cultural, Scenic, Food&Drink
If you want to get the most and the best of Rhodes within one day, without any rush and worries, taking many awesome pictures, exploring famous sights and those hidden off the beaten path gems, tasting best local wines, ..
69 EUR p.p
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Splendid 2 Day Tour Indroducing the Best of Rhodes & Symi Islands
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Attractions: Kritinia Castle, Embonas, Lindos, Seven Springs (Epta Piges), Mandraki Harbour, Saint George Bay, Symi Tour Duration: 12 Hours Attraction Type: Cultural, Outdoor Activities, Scenic, Walking
If you want to get the most and the best of Rhodes, enjoy local wine, honey and olive oil tasting, have a cruise to Symi - one of the most beautiful Greek islands including swimming and snorkeling in amazing turquoise bl..
140 EUR p.p
Private Full Rhodes Island Tour with Wine Tasting Experience
6
available
Attractions: Kritinia Castle, Embonas, Lindos, Seven Springs (Epta Piges) Tour Duration: 6 Hours Attraction Type: Scenic, Cultural, Food&Drink
To get the most and the best of Rhodes island, you should definitely book this private full island tour! You will visit the most interesting places of the island, such as Seven Springs, Kritinia, Embona, explore the beau..
from 112 EUR p.p
2-Day Private Tour of Rhodes and Symi Islands with Wine Tasting Experience
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available
Attractions: Kritinia Castle, Embonas,Lindos, Seven Springs (Epta Piges), Mandraki Harbour, Saint George Bay, Symi Tour Duration: 12 Hours Attraction Type: Cultural, Outdoor Activities, Scenic, Walking
If you want to get the most and the best of Rhodes, enjoy local wine, honey, and olive oil tasting, have a cruise to Symi - one of the most beautiful Greek islands including swimming and snorkeling in the amazing turq..
from 147 EUR p.p
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Private Full Day Rhodes Island Tour including Wine & Olive Oil Tasting
2
available
Attractions: Kritinia Castle, Embonas, Lindos, Seven Springs (Epta Piges) Tour Duration: 6 Hours Attraction Type: Cultural,Scenic
Maximize your time in Rhodes and get the most out of this beautiful Greek island on your private full day tour including delicious wine and olive oil tasting. The in-depth sightseeing experience takes in all the must-see..
from 108 EUR p.p
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Full-Day Сomprehensive Tour of Rhodes including Olive Oil, Wine Tasting & Lunch
10
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Attractions: Kritinia Castle, Embonas, Lindos, Seven Springs (Epta Piges),Tsambika Monastery Tour Duration: 6 Hours Attraction Type: Cultural, Scenic, Food&Drink
If you want to get the most and the best of Rhodes within one day, without any rush and worries, taking many awesome pictures, exploring famous sights and those hidden off the beaten path gems, tasting best local wines a..
65 EUR p.p
Group Tour Wines & Castles of Rhodes
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Attractions: Kritinia Castle, Embonas, Monolithos Castle, Feraclos (Feraklos) Castle, Lindos, Rhodes Old Town Tour Duration: 5 Hours Attraction Type: Scenic, Cultural, Food&Drink
Maximize your time in Rhodes and get the most out of this beautiful Greek island on your group full day tour including delicious wines and olive oil tasting. The in-depth sightseeing experience takes in all the majo..
65 EUR p.p
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Private Embonas: Wine & Olive Oil Tasting
3
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Attractions: Kritinia Castle, Embonas Tour Duration: 4 Hours Attraction Type: Cultural, Food&Drink
If you want to combine seeing the best views of Rhodes with tasting its best wines, we would highly recommend this tour. You will be able to take many amazing pictures, enjoy local wines, honey and olive oil. According t..
from 79 EUR p.p
Group Tour: The Best of Rhodes Shore Excursion
2
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Attractions: Kritinia Castle, Embonas, Lindos, Seven Springs (Epta Piges), Rhodes Old Town Tour Duration: 6 Hours Attraction Type: Cultural, Scenic
If you want to get the most and the best of Rhodes within one day, this round island shore excursions is for you! During this full day tour you will be able to visit charming SEVEN SPRINGS, magnificent KRITINIA, unapproa..
55 EUR p.p
Group Tour: Full-Day Rhodes Island with Wine Tasting Experience
3
available
Attractions: Kritinia Castle, Embonas, Lindos, Seven Springs (Epta Piges) Tour Duration: 7 Hours Attraction Type: Food&Drink, Cultural, Scenic
To get the most and the best of Rhodes island, you should definitely book this group full island tour! You will visit the most interesting places of the island, such as Seven Springs, Kritinia, Embona, Lindos,Tsambi..
49 EUR p.p