Rhodes Medieval City & Grand Master Palace / Rhodes New Town / Acropolis of Rhodes / Acropolis of Ancient Ialyssos

Are you curious about the famous historical sites in Rhodes? Since antiquity, Rhodes Island has been a crossroad, serving as the melting pot for eastern and western cultures; and as a result stores a vault full of historical knowledge. You’ll be guided by expert tour guides who will share local insights, facts, and historical data that ultimately defined the island for what it is today.

Private Tour Overview - Half Day

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(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

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)

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Your tour begins from your designated point, where you will be driven to the New Town at the entrance of the Old Harbor, where according to tradition, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the famous Colossus of Rhodes once stood. Guided Tour (Stop Visit Photos)


You will make your way past the north point of the island where the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea meet.


Next stop is to Filerimos Mount, which is past the west coast of the island, across the Ixia beach revealing the vibrant blue color of the Aegean Sea.

The Acropolis of Ancient Ialyssos comes into view, marking the beginning of your Guided Walking Tour. Our first stop is at the church of Our Lady of Filerimos, which shares the same foundations as the ancient temple of Athena since early Christian times, the exterior of the Filerimos Monastery and the barrel-vaulted Chapel of St. George. (Stop Visit Photos)

You continue with your Guided Walking Tour and visit the famous sheltered pathway known as the “Way of the Cross”. This pathway is studded with several shrines dedicated to scenes of the Passion. You will be led across from the main square to the western edge of the plateau which will reveal the 16-meter-tall Cross, from where you can enjoy picturesque views of the west coast. (Stop Visit Photos)


On the way back your panoramic drive up the hillside will continue to Monte Smith, also known as the Ancient Acropolis of Rhodes City, which provides excellent views of the city and the west coast. This will start your Guided Walking Tour where you will visit the following sites: The Temple of Apollo, the Ancient Theatre, the Greek Stadium and the Gymnasium (Stop Visit Photos)


Your drive continues to the Medieval City. You will pass through the D’Amboise Gate which will mark the beginning of our Guided Walking Tour. Your first stop is the visit to impressive Grand Masters Palace. (Walking Guided Tour into the Grand Master Palace)

After visiting the Grand Master Palace, you will make your way downhill the Street of the Knights to take pictures from outside of important monuments including; The Ruins of Sent John Cathedral, the Archeological Museum (New Hospital of the Knights), the Byzantine Museum (Our Lady of the Castle). Your guided walking tour comes to an end as you reach the Marina Gate.


You can choose to make go back to the hotel, ship or continue the journey into the old town on your own, in which case you will be responsible for your own return to the ship on foot, which is docked a quarter of a mile away.

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+ Q: How much are the entrance fees to Grand Masters Palace?

A: Entrance fee to Grand Masters Palace is 8 euro per person. Seniors (with Id or Passport) 3 Euros / person. Children under 18 years old free.

+ Q: How much are the entrance fees to Acropolis and the Monastery of Filerimos?

A: Entrance fee to Acropolis and Monastery is 6 euro per person. Seniors (with Id or Passport) 3 Euros / person. Children under 18 years old free.

+ Q: How much is the entrance fee in Acropolis of Rhodes / Monte Smith?

A: No entrance fee, it's open sight

+ Q: How long does it take a walk back to our ship from the gate near the Palace of Grand Master and the Archaeological Museum?

A: Usually it takes 10 min, however, you can do it as long as you wish, enjoying a nice walk through the Old Town.

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