(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 (bigger group?)
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).
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) The North Point of the Island where the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea meet (Stop Photos)
Monte Smith - Acropolis of Rhodes Town, Panoramic view of the City, also the Temple of Apollo, the Greek Stadium, and the Ancient Theater (Stop Visit Photos).
We drive to the East Coast of Rhodes Town and visit the Jewish Cemetery one of the best preserved in Europe and it contains tombstones from the 1840’s to the present. Today many of these tombstones have been unearthed and exposed. Some of them are extremely interesting, both on account of their form and the inscriptions they bear. (Stop Visit Photos)
JEWISH QUARTER - LA JUDERIA
Then you’ll pass through one of the gateways of the Medieval City and enter the Jewish Quarter named ”La Juderia”. Here your Tour/Driver will park the car at the Parking Lot (Car Park) and show you how to walk to the Jewish Synagogue and Museum (Tour/Drivers are not permitted to provide walking tours, so he’ll wait at the Parking Lot for your return)
Once you get back to the Parking Lot, 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.
ANTHONY QUINN BAY
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)
RHODIAN TRADITIONAL ART
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.
PANORAMIC VIEW OF LINDOS
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)
ST PAUL’S BAY
You continue to the south of Lindos, to St. Paul ‘s Bay, from this point you can view the cave where the movie “The Guns of Navarone” was filmed. (Stop Visit Photos)
THE VILLAGE AND ACROPOLIS OF LINDOS
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)
COASTAL ROAD OF FALIRAKI AND KALLITHEA
On the way back we drive along the coastal road to Faliraki famous sandy beach, and Kallithea Spa.
BACK TO THE STARTING POINT
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.
+ 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?
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