This half day Rhodes and Mount Philerimos Tour will begin in the morning with the collection pick up time place given to you upon time of booking.
The tour will begin with a drive of around 35 minutes to the first stop of the day which will take you past the Old Tow Walls of Rhodes and its these walls that makes Rhodes one of the biggest Medeival Towns in the whole world, also you will also pass by the historical Mandraki Harbour where it was know that the Colossus of Rhodes was and is recorded to be one of the Seventh Wonders of the Ancient World. The first stop will be to Mount Philerimos, this gigantic Mountain has a height of 1000 feet above the sea level and as you can imagine it offers amazing superb views over the nearby and surrounding valleys below you. You will notice that the mountains summit is crowned by the Church of our Lady which was built over the Ancient Greek temple that was dedicated to the Goddess Athena and the early christian catacombs so of course offers a eerie sacred feeling.
After exploring Mount Philerimos we will then head over to the Palace of the Grand Masters. Once we reach the Palace of the Grand Masters its here that a huge fortress was created to dominate the town and still does to this day. The magnificent Palace of Masters was built in the 14th Century but by horror was destroyed in 1856 and it was only rebuilt during 1939. As you explore inside the Palace you will come across beautiful ancient mosaics that actually come from the Greek Island of Kos, also inside the palace you will see the monumental marble created staircase that leeads up to the higher floor where you can also get a great view of the village around you.
The last part of the tour today will take you to the Old Town of Rhodes where we will walk along the medeival city gazing upon the magnificent craftmanship of the city but also take this chance to walk along the Street of Knights.
The Street of Knights is without a doubt one of the best preserved but also most fascinating relics in all of the world, the pathway leads in a straight line from the Acropolis of Rhodes directly to the Port and its known that during the 16th Century this street became a famous spot for Inn’s for each nations and these Inn’s would house the knights that belonged to St John. Other spots you can find in the Old Town also include – Simi Square, Eleftthira Gate, Temple of Venus, and of course the Museum.
This just about wraps up our tour for the day so we will then head back to the port in Rhodes where you can re-embark your ship for departure, we trust that you have enjoyed your tour with us and we will look forward to seeing you again.
*Pick up and Drop Off
*Professional Licensed Guide
*Transport and Driver
*Lunch – Drinks