City Tour,Local Sightseeing,All
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Approximately 8 Hours
Set off on a beautiful scenic drive 30 miles along the coast of Rhodes to the town of Lindos.
See the spot where the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, spanned the entrance to the harbor. This enormous bronze statue was a likeness of Helios, Greek god of the sun. The Colossus was 120 feet tall, almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately, it was toppled by an earthquake shortly after its construction, and its metal salvaged by passing Arabian merchants.
Walk up to the Acropolis that towers above the town or hire a donkey (at your own expense and risk) to take you part of the way up. At the top you will see the 4th-century BC Doric Temple of Athena Lindia. The view from on high includes St Paul's Bay, where the Apostle landed in the year AD 51 to preach Christianity. Below Lindos Acropolis, stroll through the narrow streets full of whitewashed houses and little shops.
Lunch will be served, then enter Rhodes' Old Town by way of the Amboise Gate.
Walk to the Palace of the Grand Masters for a visit. It is paved with colorful marble and superb mosaics, coolly elegant and timeless in its flawless use of materials.
Pass through the Street of the Knights, with its medieval buildings, towers, and emblazoned façades. After your guided tour, you will have free time to explore the shops and cafes.
Tour involves considerable walking on uneven surfaces and many steps. Wear comfortable, non-skid walking shoes.
Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.