3. Rhodes: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour
Rhodes Walking Tour
This tour will reveal you the true story of the Colossus of Rhodes, so famous as one of the seven wonders of antiquity. Lost between myth and legends the story of the huge antique statue will be presented to you as its potential locations.
Our Professional Licensed Tourist Guide & Archeologist with more than 15 years of experience will lead this fantastic walking tour in Rhodes. A fantastic experience through the city of Rhodes!
It is from the famous Colossus spot in the entrance of Mandraki harbour that we’ll meet and start the tour.
Starting from the administrative district built by the Italians in the 1920’s – 30’s, you will get to know firsthand how life is nowadays in Rhodes. Going a little further back in time, you will also learn more about this exceptional architectural complex of the fascist era that is still so impressive today.
Walking along the seaside, we will reach the Medieval City to uncover the Hospital of the Knights and ascend the noble Street of the Knights, which leads at the Palace of the Grand Master.
Perched at the top of the hill that overlooks the Old Town, it is this Castle that one sees first when reaching Rhodes from the Aegean or Mediterrranean sea. Discover its secrets through the narration of your licensed guide who will reveal that things are not just what they seem to be as the Palace of the Grand Master was also the seat of the fascist Governor of the Dodecanese during the Italian Occupation
Furthermore, we will pass by the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, glorious testimony of 400 years of Ottoman rule. And finally, we will go through the commercial alleys to reach Ippokratous Square; the most famous meeting point of the Medieval City. A bit further we will enter the Jewish quarter and its Central square of the “Jewish Martyrs“. After a few more steps we will head to i the area that was known as the quarter of the Jewish community. We will finally end this Rhodes Walking Tour, though the centuries and times, at the marvelous ruins of an old Gothic Church!