Highlights of Rhodes and Beach

Price: $99.00
Ages 5 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Please wear your swimsuit below your clothes. Don't forget your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and sunglasses also. For those wishing to visit any churches, remember that shoulders and knees must be covered.
RestrictionsLunch is on your own. Entrance fees to the Filerimos monastery (not included, appromimately 3 EUR - optional), Butterfly Valley (not included, approximately 6 EUR - optional) and Kalithea Springs (not included, approximately 2 EUR). Please pay directly on the day or enjoy free time outside these locations. Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

This tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Rhodes and for those who want to experience the island from a local's perspective. Your journey starts when you and your small group meet up with your local English speaking guide and board a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus for a ride out to Filerimos Monastery. This Gothic style stone abbey is located on an important archeological site and boasts beautiful panoramic views. The hill was named after a 13th century monk who brought an icon of the Virgin Mary from Jerusalem that was painted by the Apostle Luke.

Continue on to Butterfly Valley, aptly named due to the thousands of Jersey Tiger Moths that migrate to the area. In season they blanket the entire landscape in a sight that is exhilarating to behold. Over at Seven Springs, you will discover sparkling springs and a few rivers that converge among the pine trees to provide a lake surrounded by lush greenery. This small, secret paradise is the perfect place to cool off and enjoy the magical scenery.

From there you will make your way to Tsambika Beach, a popular yet unspoiled spot with the locals. While here you will see the Monastery of Tsambika which continually draws women who have difficulties conceiving. As you head to Kallithea Springs you will stop at a family owned traditional ceramic shop to observe how artistic ceramics are made, with the option to purchase souvenirs at huge discounts.

Once at Kallithea Springs you will have 2 hours of free time to swim, sunbath, or enjoy the views and explore the surrounding historical buildings that were once medicinal baths. Gain a comprehensive overview of Rhodes when you sign up for this 6.5 hour tour.