This tour is perfect for those who are interested in the Jewish community that existed on Rhodes for hundreds of years. A visit to Jewish Quarter in the Medieval city will help you better understand how the people lived and worked, worshipped and celebrated, adding to your knowledge of a very vibrant part of Rhodes' history. Rounding out your tour is a beautiful trip to Lindos where another part of Rhodes' history combines with natural beauty enough to take your breath away!
From your selected point, you'll be driven to the Historical Buildings and the Old Harbor, where according to the tradition, the Colossus of Rhodes once stood (Stop Visit Pictures)
We drive to the East Coast of Rhodes Town and visit:
Then you'll pass through one of the gateways of the Medieval City and enter the Jewish Quarter named "La Juderia" here you visit:
Then your journey to Lindos will take you along a beautiful, 50km / 32 miles drive of the east coast of the island, past picturesque little villages.
On the way you visit the Anthony Quinn Bay - Takes its name from the famous Hollywood actor, who owns a large property in this area. Since filming the Guns of Navarone in Rhodes Island - scenic (Stop Visit Photos)
On the way to Lindos, you can choose an optional short stop at a pottery workshop where the traditional pottery of Rhodes is made. You can see the wonderful pieces of art, and watch the potter working at his wheel. You can even learn the mystery of the Pythagorean cup. Just let your tour/driver know that you wish to make this short stop.
From a vantage point along the coast, the impressive Acropolis will come into view with the village of Lindos situated in a picturesque bay below (Stop Photos)
You continue to the south of Lindos, to St. Paul 's Bay, from this point you can view the cave where the film "The Guns of Navarone" was filmed. (Stop Visit Photos)
Then we drive to the main square of Lindos so you can climb up to the Acropolis of Lindos, or ride the donkeys - the "Lindos Taxi"!! Walk through Lindos village and up the many steps and narrow uphill cobblestone pathways to the summit of the Acropolis to see the magnificent remains of past civilizations, as well as the panoramic view. (Stop Visit Photos)
On the way back we drive along the coastal road to Faliraki famous sandy beach, and Kallithea spa.
Upon returning to Rhodes Town, you may choose to be dropped back to your hotel or back to your ship, or near the city gates of the Old Town for independent browsing. You would then be responsible for your own return to the ship on foot, which will be docked approximately a quarter mile away.
(Stop Photos) = Stop and get out of the car for photos from outside of the Sight/building
(Stop Visit Photos) = Stop and visit - go inside the sight/building for photos
Private Tour Activity Level: Moderate
Private Tour Vehicle: Sedan Car Mercedes Benz - hold 4 passengers comfortably, plus the driver ()
Private Tour Driver: English speaking knowledgeable tour/driver specialize in Private Tours
Private Tour Start Time: 8:30 AM. Or later
If you are a Cruise Ship Passenger - depend on your cruise ship dock time. If the ship arrives late into port, we'll adjust our schedules, and the rental time will start from the moment you meet your tour/driver
Private Tour Meeting Point: Hotel / Port / Airport (Meeting point varies depending on option booked)
Private Tour Extensions: You can extend or change the itinerary of this private tour as you like. You can add a break for delicious lunch experiences at a seaside village at the Mediterranean Sea right on the water's edge (scenic) with fresh seafood, Rhodian cuisine and excellent local wines. Or you can add the highlights and landmarks you want to visit, or even beach time (June to September).
Q: Is the Synagogue / Jewish Museum, and the Jewish Cemetery open every day?
A: Yes, the Synagogue / Jewish Museum, open every day except Saturdays - April to end of October 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM. The Jewish Cemetery open every day except Saturdays and Sundays 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM.
Q: How much is the entrance fee in the Synagogue and the Jewish Museum?
A: Entrance fee in the Synagogue and the Jewish Museum is 4 Euros per person.
Q: How much is the entrance fee in the Acropolis of Lindos?
A: Entrance fee is 12 Euros per person in the Acropolis. Seniors (with Id or Passport) 6 Euros per person. Children under 18 years old free. No charge to enter Lindos village.
Q: How long does it take a walk back to our ship from the Synagogue and the Jewish Quarter?
A: Usually it takes less than 10 min.
Q: What is Rhodes known for, in terms of food / beverage and souvenirs? What's the one thing we shouldn't miss?
A:, , and the famous handmade .
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