The Fortifications of the Knights / The Gates / Naillac Tower / The Moat and the Defense System / The Grand Master Palace

This walking tour is perfect for those who have an interest for medieval military architecture. The tour includes sightseeing at the Grand Master Palace where our experienced tour guides will help you at every step of the way.

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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: Cruise Port / Hotel (Meeting point varies depending on option booked)

Private Tour Description:

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Your tour will commence from your selected point or cruise port. You will make your journey to the Medieval City to the Marina Gate. Our passionate experienced tour guides will provide you with a memorable detour of the unique medieval fortifications. Most defensive walls belonging to this era were constructed using a technique known as “rubble masonry,” which is highly resistant to massive force. The external stone texture is smooth enough to prevent climbing. (Stop Photos)

Walking into the moat will reveal the cannon stone balls and bastions. Our tour guide will provide you with a brief overview of medieval military techniques, mentioning the important role the Knights of St. John played to extend fortifications of the castle during their time in Rhodes.

Some of the important medieval military techniques-sites include: Naillac Tower, St Paul’s Gate, the Moat and the Defence System, D’Amboise Gate and its Triple Defensive Belt (Stop Photos)

You will make your way to the Grand Master Palace, which functioned as a palace, fortress, and headquarters for the Knights Hospitallers. (Stop Visit Photos - Walking Tour into the Grand Master Palace)

Next, you will walk down the hill towards the impressive Street of the Knights, linking the Grand Master Palace to the New Hospital of the Knights, which is now the Archeological Museum of Rhodes. Our Lady of the Castle (Byzantine Museum) will also come into view.

Reaching the Marina Gate will mark the end of the tour. You may choose to be dropped to your hotel or ship or stay near the Old Town for independent tourism. Please keep in mind that making it back to your ship is your own responsibility. The Cruise Port is situated at a 10-minute walk from the Old Town.

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+ Q: How much is the entrance fee in Grand Masters 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 Marina Gate?

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

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.

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