Best of Lindos and Rhodes
Best of Lindos and Rhodes
Step back into time as you walk in the footsteps of history and explore the remarkable Grecian towns of Lindos and Rhodes. Your journey of discovery will take you along breathtaking coastlines and through small, quaint villages as you make your way to these ancient cities.
When you first catch a glimpse of the ancient, unbelievably scenic Lindos, it will take your breath. Stand in the 535 feet tall Acropolis and savor stunning views of the entire village as it tumbles below to the aquamarine sea. As you enter the town you'll find yourself in a magical place of hidden alleyways where stacked, ornate houses of long-ago sea captains now are occupied with tantalizing tavernas, atmospheric bars and the coolest cafes. Be sure to bring your camera to capture shots of the medieval castle, white-washed houses, colorful courtyards and Lindos' famous mosaics. While here you will also visit the Byzantine Church of the Ascension and enjoy free time to explore the area on your own. This walking tour will also take you down the Street of the Knights flanked by inns that were once occupied by the Crusaders. At the bottom of the street you will reach the 14th century Knights Hospital-turned-Archaeological Museum.
Travel next to Rhodes where you will watch ceramics being carefully crafted from the world-renowned Rhodes potters. The island is known for its tradition in pottery and ceramics, as there are documents stating that clay bricks from the island of Rhodes were used in construction of the dome of "Agia Sofia" Byzantine church in Constantinople. A quick ride up to Monte Smith will reward you will panoramic views of the town and Aegean Sea. Walk through the Gate d'Amboise in the city's medieval walls to see and explore the 14th century Grand Master's Palace.
Throughout the tour your guides will share the history and culture of the cities of Lindos and Rhodes. This popular tour sells out fast so claim your reservation and book now!
Another excellent selection. Tour guide was easy to find . He was knowledgeable. We especially liked the acropolis in Lindos. Climbed to the top on this 106 degree day.
Reviewer: Rody Kemple
Stefano met us right at the pier and our group was wonderfully small (16). He clearly loves his island and loves to share tons if information about during the drive our to Lindos. We stopped at a pottery house and got to see some being made and sold, but no pressure to buy. Then on to Lindos, where you could either go with him up to the Acropolis or stay in town and shop/eat. We chose the latter since it was so hot and met back at the bus at the agreed time. Then back to Rhodes where he told us all about the old city as he took us through it. He was a virtual encyclopedia of facts I could never retain. Then we could either walk back to the ship or go with him on the bus right to the gangway. Fantastic tour and great guide!
This guide was one of our favorites on our trip. He talked and talked about the interesting history of the area. So much enthusiasm for his job. We just loved it. Would go on this tour again.
Well-organized tour of Lindos and Rhodes. Bus left from cruise port for Lindos, and stopped on the way at a cool little pottery shop that gave us a nice demo. There was a retail opportunity associated with this, but there was zero pressure to buy. We then proceeded on to Lindos and received a guided tour of the site (admission fee included in tour price). We then reboarded the bus and returned to Rhodes for a walking tour of Old Town and the Fort, including the Grandmaster's Palace (from the outside). Guide discussed local history and culture while we were in transit. Fun day.
This tour allowed us to see the beauty of both Rhodes and the acropolis at Lindos. Our tour guide, Stefanos, was extremely knowledgeable and made the experience wonderful.