Lindos & City of Rhodes
Lindos is among the island’s most famous villages, and is renowned for its famous Acropolis. At a height of 535 feet, the Acropolis offers breathtaking views and pho- to opportunities of the entire village, including its Medieval castle, superb sandy beaches and charming white- washed, sugar-cubed houses. During your visit, you will take a walking tour through the labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, and past the colorful courtyards and mosaics for which Lindos is famous. Ancient Lindos was the most important town on the island, and has been inhabited for 5,000 years. The Acropolis is home to the ruins of a Byzantine fort and a Greek temple from centuries before.
You can also glimpse the Bay of St Paul from the very top of the Acropolis. It is said he washed ashore here during a storm and brought Christianity to the island. After your guided tour of the Acropolis, a brief photo stop will be made at a church in Lin- dos, followed by a typical Greek lunch in the village of Haraki.
After lunch, you will drive back along the coast to Rhodes. You will visit the ancient Acropolis of Rhodes where the ruins of a stadium and the Temple of Apolonas, will be seen during a short description and photo opportunity. You will then drive along the walls of the Old Town to reach the top of the city at the Gate d’Amboise. From here, you will begin your walking tour of the Old Town. Upon entering the ﬁrst thing you will see are the outer walls of the imposing Palace of the Grand Masters.
In the shadows of the palace you will be given a short history of the Palace of the Knights before walking the the main entrance to begin your internal visit of several of the palace’s main rooms located on the second level. Returning back to the Street of the Knights which runs from in front of the palace down to the Knight’s hospital, you will begin a walk down this charming cobblestone street as your guide points out the facades of what used to be the Inns of the Knights.
Today, there are shops, private residences and even a small university. Your guide will point out the Knight’s hospital, now a very interesting Archaeological Museum. You will then be given some free time to explore on your own, ﬁnd an ice cream or visit the archeological museum on your own. At the appointed time, you will meet your guide to walk to the nearby transportation for the short ride back to the hotel. Those guests wishing to stay and enjoy more of the Old Town will be responsible for getting back to the pier on their own.
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Cultural, Scenic
Excursion Duration : ±8Hours
Activity Level: Easy
Food / Beverage Provided: Lunch stop (not included in price)
Entrance Fees: Not included in the price
Lindos Acropolis 12€ per person
Dress: Comfortable clothing and sensible, ﬂat-soled walking shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sun screen are suggested.
- Port or Hotel pickup & dropoff
- Qualified local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Not Included: Gratuities