This is a daily tour starts from Rhodes city center, visits Seven Springs and Lindos and returns to Rhodes city center.
From your selected point, you'll be driven to Lindos.
Your journey to Lindos will take you along a beautiful 50 km / 35-mile drive along the east coast of the Island past picturesque little villages, with many glimpses of the sea on your left and distant views of the mountains on your right. You will also pass splendid landscapes of gnarled olive trees.
On the way you will visit Seven Springs, one of the most charming destinations on Rhodes. Seven Springs is a valley flowing with small clear springs and covered with enormous plane and pine trees. On the numerous footpaths through the woods, you can see wild geese, ducks and peacocks. This is a cool refreshing landscape, a real oasis, especially in the heat of high summer. You can follow a trail above ground or walk through an unusual tunnel to a small lake. The tunnel was constructed by the Italians in 1931 to collect the water of the springs. It is narrow and dark, and your feet will be in the running water - eerie but exciting. The lake provides a natural habitat for tortoises, crabs, eels, and a rare species of fish called gizani that lives exclusively in the fresh water creeks of Rhodes. The area is included in Natura 2000, a network of nature protection areas in the EU established under the 1992 Habitats Directive. (Stop Visit Photos)
The drive continues Southeast and from a vantage point along the coast, the impressive Acropolis of Lindos will come into view with the picturesque Village of Lindos situated below. (Stop Photos)
You continue to the south of Lindos, to St. Paul 's Bay, where the Apostle is said to have landed in the year 51 AD to preach Christianity to the Rhodians. From this point you can also view the cave where the film "The Guns of Navarone" starring Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn and David Niven was filmed in 1961. (Stop Visit Photos)
Then we drive to the main square of Lindos. Here you have plenty of time to explore the village and climb up to the Acropolis of Lindos. If you don't want to climb the steps/paths to the top, you can ride the donkeys - the "Lindos Taxi"! (Stop Visit Photos)
Later your driver will meet you at the main square for the return trip to Rhodes town.
On the way back you drive along the coastal road to Faliraki and Kallithea.
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
Tour Activity Level: Moderate (or "Easy" if you skip the Acropolis of Lindos)
Tour Vehicle: Sedan Car Mercedes Benz - comfortably holds the driver and 4 passengers
Tour Driver: English speaking knowledgeable driver
Tour Start Time: 8:30 AM
Private Tour Meeting Point: Hotel / Port / Airport (Meeting point varies depending on option booked)
Q: How much is the entrance fee to Seven Springs?
A: Seven Springs is free of charge.
Q: How much is the entrance fee to the Acropolis of Lindos?
A: Entrance fee is 12 Euros per person in the Acropolis (children under 18 years old free).
No charge to enter Lindos village.
Q: Can you tell me about the "donkey ride" in Lindos? Is it fun or recommended? Does it take a lot of time?
A: The ride on the "Lindos Taxi" as they call the donkeys, is fun. If you have children with you, it is recommended! The children will love it. The donkeys will carry you from Lindos Village to a drop-off point near the acropolis. Just keep in mind that they hire two at time, 10 euros for the 2 donkeys one-way up. It takes 10 min to go up.
Q: How long will we stay in Lindos village?
A: We spend two hours in Lindos. To climb up it takes 10 - 15 min. To take a look 30min. The rest of the time to explore the village.
Q: I have read some of the reviews and I am sure we'll also have fun...
A: No comment!
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