The Important Monuments of the Burgo and Collachio / Visit the Grand Master Palace / Street of the Knights / Enticing Alleys

The tour is designed to meet expectations of people who value medieval history. The unique architecture offered by Rhodes Old Town, Europe’s oldest inhabited medieval town (classified as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO), includes churches, mosques, synagogue, marble coats of arms, inns of the Knights, cannon balls, and the impressive Palace of the Grand Masters. This tour will help guests explore an exciting new world and take a sneak peek into the past with the helpful guiding hands of our passionate tour guides.

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(Stop Photos) = Stop at the attractions with your tour guide and get your photos from outside of the Sight/building

(Stop Visit Photos) Visit the attractions with your tour guide - go inside the sight/building for photos

Private Tour Activity Level: Moderate

Private Tour Guide: English speaking experienced licensed tour guide, specializing 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. This walking tour is available in the evening as well

Private Tour Meeting Point: Hotel / Port (Meeting point varies depending on option booked)

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Your tour will start from your designated point at the Cruise Port (or from your hotel). You will be guided to the Medieval City, passing through the St. Catherine Gate to visit the most important monuments of the Burgos (town). (Stop Photos)

An interior wall running east-west was used to divide the Medieval City into two unequal portions. The smaller, northerly portion was known as the Collachium. The much larger, southern quarter was known as Burgo, Burgus, Burgum, and Hora (town). The place was a melting pot that people from all walks of life called home, although the Greeks were in the majority.

Your friendly passionate tour guide will give provide you with a brief lesson in history and describe the alleyways of the medieval neighborhoods, its impressive buildings, and the different time periods that are a part of Rhodes. The medieval city was shaped by churches, mosques, and synagogues throughout the centuries. (Stop Photos)

Midway through the trip, you will get an optional short break for refreshments and coffee.

Your walking tour will now commence towards Collachio, also known as the smaller, northern portion of the medieval city. The Collachio surrounds the Castello – Grand Master Palace – which was inhabited by the Grand Masters and the Administration of the Knights of St. John. (Stop Visit Photos - Walking Tour into the Grand Master Palace)

Exploration of the Collachio will continue downhill towards the impressive Street of the Knights which connect the Grand Master Palace to the New Hospital of the Knights, which is now modern-day Archeological Museum of Rhodes. Our Lady of the Castel will also come into view, now known as the Byzantine Museum. (Stop Photos)

The tour ends at the Marine Gate. You can choose to be dropped back to your hotel, ship or stay in the Old Town for independent tourism. The Cruise Port is at a 10-minute walk from the Old Town.

Frequently Asked Questions

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+ Q: Can we start the tour from the D'Amboise Gate?

A: Yes, we can start the tour from any gate you wish, but if you are visiting Rhodes by a cruise ship St. Catherine Gate is the closer gate to you

+ Q: How much is the entrance fee in Grand Master Palace?

A: Entrance fee is 8 Euro per person. Seniors (with Id or Passport), 3 Euros per person. Children under 18 years old, free

+ Q: How do we get from the Cruise ship to the Medieval City?

A: You follow your licensed tour guide, is approximately 10min flat walk

+ Q: How do we get from the Hotel to the Medieval City?

A: We'll arrange for you the transfer with the most appropriate vehicle(s) to accommodate your group.

+ Q: What if I need to extend my walking tour?

A: Yes,on time of booking, no last-minute extensions

+ Q: Can I add a visit to Archeological Museum of Rhodes (New Hospital of the Knights)?

A: Yes, you can visit the Archeological Museum by extending the tour, or by skipping the visit to Grand Master Palace (and keep the tour duration 3:00 hours).

+ Q: How much is the entrance fee in Archeological Museum of Rhodes?

A: Entrance fee is 8 Euro per person. Seniors (with Id or Passport), 4 Euros per person. Children under 18 years old, free

+ Q: Does the tour give us time to stop and take photos of the landmarks?

A: Yes, there is plenty of time, and you will find that you can look around and take photos of the Medieval City 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.

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