(Stop Photos) = Stop and get out of the vehicle for photos from outside of the Sight/Building (Guided Tour) (stay close to vehicle)
(Stop Visit Photos) Stop and visit - go inside the Sight/building with your tour guide for photos and Guided Walking Tour
Private Tour Activity Level: Moderate (or "Easy" if you skip the Acropolis of Lindos)
Private Tour Guide English speaking experienced licensed tour guide specialize in Private Tours
Private Tour Driver English speaking professional driver specialize in Private Tours
Private Tour Vehicle: Mercedes Benz - Depend on the size of your group
Private Tour Start Time: 8:30 AM. Or later. If you are a Cruise Ship Passenger - depend on your cruise ship dock time.
Private Tour Meeting Point: Cruise Port / Hotel / Airport (Meeting point varies depending on option booked)
Your tour will begin from Old Town, Medieval City, which is a world heritage site where you will pass through the D’Amboise Gate. This begins your Guided Walking Tour with your tour guide. Here you can take pictures from outside of the most important monuments of the old town including: The Grand Masters Palace, the Street of the Knights, the Ruins of Sent John Cathedral, the Archeological Museum, the Byzantine Museum. This marks the end of your walking trip. (Stop Photos)
You will find your driver/vehicle waiting for you at the Gate to start the next phase of your trip.
You will be driven to the New Town where you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Old Harbor. According to tradition, the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was built here. Guided Tour (Stop Visit Photos).
Near the harbor is the Church of the Annunciation, which is home to famous wall artwork by the likes of Fotis Kontoglou and other artists. The place has since been transformed into the town’s Cathedral.
Then past the rest of the imposing buildings, where the Venetian, Gothic and Oriental elements blend and the north point of the island where the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea meet. Your trip will continue upwards to Monte Smith – the Acropolis of Rhodes City – for a panoramic drive for picturesque views of the town. The temple of Apollo is situated towards your left and the beautiful Aegean Sea with its vibrant blue water is towards the right. (Stop Photos).
The journey to Lindos takes you through a 50-km or 32-mile drive along the east coast of the island, where you’ll catch glimpses of beautiful villages, the blue turquoise sea, and a landscape filled with orange and olive trees. Your tour guide will make a brief stop at a local pottery workshop. Here you’ll see how the potter works at his wheel to make the famous rhodian potteries. You can also learn the mystery of the Pythagorean cup. Guided Tour (Stop Visit Photos).
The east coast also provides impressive views of the Acropolis of Lindos along with glimpses of the white village in a strikingly beautiful bay below. (Stop Photos).
Your next visit is to St. Paul’s Bay, towards the south of Lindos, where according to local tradition, apostle Paul used to preach Christianity to the Rhodians. The famous cave, where the film “The Guns of Navarone” was made, also comes into view. (Guided Tour) (Stop Photos)
At this point, your Guided Walking Tour through Lindos Village starts. You will make your way up the steps across narrow pathways laced with cobblestone to the Acropolis’s summit. This will open you up to a bird’s eye view of what remains of the previous civilizations. (Stop Visit Photos)
The return journey will take you to the sandy beaches of Faliraki through the coastal road and the Kallithea Sea.
Towards the end of your journey to Rhodes Town, you can choose to go back to your hotel, to your ship, or near the Old Town’s city gates to visit the area on your own. The ship is docked just a quarter of a mile away but returning back on foot is your own responsibility.
+ Q: Does the tour give us time to stop and take photos as well as to truly appreciate the beauty of the island?
A: Yes, there is plenty of time, and you will find that you can look around and take photos pretty comfortably. This is because as long as you remain within 25-50 feet of the tour guide, you’ll be able to hear him through your special headsets. The tour guide also has enough experience to adjust the tour as you pass each landmark. So, you should be completely fine all the way.
+ Q: We are two persons but would love to have a driver and a licensed tour guide. Is it compulsory a minimum number of passengers?
A: No. The tour is private and sufficient even with one person.
+ Q: There are four more people would like to join the tour with us, can we add them to our group?
A: Any last-minute additions to the number of passengers must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance so we can check for availability and update your reservation. In order to comply with Port Authority and Security, we provide the tour only for the number of passengers declared in the reservation.
+ Q: What is the cost to enter the Acropolis of Lindos?
A: Adults must pay 12 Euros per person; seniors pay half of that, which amounts to 6 Euros, and the entrance is free for children under 18 years of age. Lindos Village doesn’t have an entrance fee at all.
+ Q: If some of us don’t want to climb the Acropolis, is it feasible to take photos from the bottom? For those of us that do, are there handrails?
A: The stairs are mostly safe and secure. The risers are 5-7 inches, and the treads measure about 18-24 inches. These aren’t your typical stairs, and there aren’t any handrails to support you on either side. You can take pictures of the hillside if you decide not to go, but the truly great views are at the top.
+ Q: Each of our 16 members may not be interested in climbing to the Acropolis. What are they to do?
A: The members that want to climb can go with our tour guide, and the rest can explore Lindos village by themselves. The two groups can meet at a prearranged place and time.
+ Q: How long is the stay in Lindos and how long will the climb to the Acropolis take?
A: The tour stays there for approximately 90 minutes, but it can vary depending on the time guests take to enjoy Lindos. (In case you need to spend more time in Lindos we need advance notice, on time of booking, as we must adjust the tour to your needs and wishes)
+ Q: My 84 year old grandmother is along for the trip. Are there any options for her while my son climbs to the Acropolis of Lindos?
A: There is a café just outside the village that offers an enchanting view of the white village and the Acropolis. We can drive her there for a drink and relaxation.
+ Q: How near is the ship from the Palace of Grand Master and the Archaeological Museum?
A: It’s ten minutes away, but you can take as long as you wish, enjoying the sights of the Old Town.
+ Q: What are the scrumptious delicacies Rhodes is famous for? What shouldn’t we miss?
+ Q: I have read some of the reviews, so I’m sure we’ll have fun.
A: We certainly hope so!
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