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Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights Audioguide

1. Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights Audioguide

Waltz in the Palace of the Grand Master with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Rhodes. Start your tour from the monumental entrance and then continue to explore its interior and listen to the stories about knights, powerful Grand Masters, and ambitious governors. Experience at your own pace the Palace of the Grand Master with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

Rhodes: New and Old Town Guided Tour

2. Rhodes: New and Old Town Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in 2 worlds on a guided tour of Rhodes' Old and New Towns. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the New Town. Here, admire the beauty of the Acropolis before continuing to the harbor of Mandraki, where you can admire Italian architecture and soak up the relaxed atmosphere. You will also have the chance to see the Aquarium and Elli beach. Next, continue to the Old Town and learn all about the island's medieval history from your guide. Take a stroll along the Street of the Knights of Rhodes and marvel at the architecture of the Grand Masters Palace. In Old Town, you'll have an hour of free time to take photographs, relax at a cafe, buy souvenirs, or explore the secrets of the city on your own. If you would like to visit the archeological museum your guide can arrange it. There you can admire artifacts found on Rhodes and neighboring islands. Afterward, you'll pass through Monte Smith where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city, the seashore, and the impressive ruins of the ancient stadium and amphitheater of the Temple of Apollo. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the day.

Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Private Tour

3. Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Private Tour

Embark on a private tour of Rhodes’ medieval palace, the Palace of the Grand Master. With your ticket included, all you need to worry about is enjoying your personalized tour with a licensed guide.  Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line entry to the palace, once home to the leader of the Knights of St. John of Rhodes. Once in, explore the beautiful rooms in the palace, now a museum featuring medieval furniture, elaborate mosaics, and archeological exhibits.  Learn about its eclectic history, from its origins as a Byzantine fortress, then the knights’ residence, later restored under the Italian occupation after an explosion, and now home to a museum. Adjoining the palace is a wonderful walk around the fortified town walls, with the entrance at the top of the Street of the Knights.  Stroll down the preserved medieval street that houses seven inns, one for each of the Knights’ birthplaces – England, France, Germany, Italy, Provence, Auvergne, and Aragón.

Rhodes: Self-Guided City Audio Tour App

4. Rhodes: Self-Guided City Audio Tour App

Experience the city of Rhodes at your own pace with 2 self-guided tours conveniently stored on your phone. Tour the Palace of the Grand Master and the city of Rhodes with these two digital tours.  Download the app and let your self-guided audio tour take you on a fascinating cultural quest. Take your tour in your pocket, and let the rich information from the guide give you a deeper understanding of the city. Save your data by using the offline content.  Travel back in time to feel the power of the Knights and live the birth of the contemporary city. Put on your headphones and discover the Palace of the Grand Master and the exquisite monuments of the city of Rhodes.  Listen as sites come alive through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and hear rare anecdotes about knights and ambitious governors. Take the tour again, as tours can be used repeatedly and at anytime.

Rhodes Town: City Highlights Audio Guide on your Phone

5. Rhodes Town: City Highlights Audio Guide on your Phone

Go on a walking tour of Rhodes and discover the most beautiful and popular sites with a self-guided audio tour on your phone. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain insight into the captivating history of the island. Start your tour from the Rhodes Aquarium, one of the most exciting attractions of the island, and then continue to explore the best sites of Rhodes city, feeling like a local. Experience the island at your own pace and discover for yourself its hidden gems and its rich history.

Rhodes: Old City Walking Tour

6. Rhodes: Old City Walking Tour

Step back into medieval times on this guided walking tour around the historic Rhodes Old Town. With a local guide, explore the town’s ancient ruins and remnants from medieval times. Enter one of the seven gates that surround the old city and visit the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (Kastello), Street of the Knights, Church of the Virgin of the Burgh, the Medieval Moat, and many other secret spots. As you explore, discover stories of past knights, grandmasters, and the medieval times of Rhodes.

Rhodes: Old Town Private Walking Tour with an Expert Guide

7. Rhodes: Old Town Private Walking Tour with an Expert Guide

Immerse yourself in the medieval charm of Rhodes' old town — a UNESCO World Heritage Site that warrants the attention of history enthusiasts. On this guided walking tour, you'll see some of the town's iconic attractions and learn about their intriguing past. Meet your guide at the Palace of the Grand Masters, one of the few remaining sites of Gothic architecture in Greece. Pause to admire the castle and learn how it has undergone multiple changes throughout history. Walk down the Street of the Knights, a cobbled lane sure to stir up interesting conversations about the Knights Hospitaller. Make your way into the Jewish quarter of the old town and visit the Church of the Virgin of the Burgh, a 14th-century citadel that has survived several damages from WWII. Continue down the sandy paths of the medieval moat surrounded by lush green gardens and the city wall. Your guide will also take you around a few hidden gems before the tour comes to an end, and you can spend the rest of the day exploring the old town a bit more or head straight to the beach.

Rhodes: Jewish History and Sightseeing Walking Tour

8. Rhodes: Jewish History and Sightseeing Walking Tour

Meet your guide outside the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage listed medieval castle built in the 7th century. Head inside to discover the secrets of Rhodes’ medieval period and imagine what life might have been like during the era. Later, wander around the charming Old Town district, boasting yet more impressive medieval architecture. After a tour of the Jewish Quarter, visit La Juderia, the Jewish Museum of Rhodes, and learn about the history and heritage of the island’s Jewish community. Other highlights to the tour include Kahal Kadosh Synagogue, Alhadeff Park, Alhadeff Street, Square of the Martyred Jews, and the Seahorse Fountain.

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What people are saying about Kastello

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 24 reviews

A fantastic journey through the individual rooms of the Grand Master's Palace. The voice in the ear was very pleasant, you could also read the stories in the app. We wouldn't have learned so many details without this audio guide. The tips were very informative. Highly recommended, the audio guide will take you back to the old days.

It was a great experience with very interesting and useful information. The app is really easy to use and had no problem following the instructions. Great customer support and the tour in general was very affordable, definitely recommend this one!

It was a great experience with very interesting and useful information. The app is really easy to use and had no problem following the instructions. Great customer support and the tour in general was very affordable, definitely recommend this one!

It was a great experience with very interesting and useful information. The app is really easy to use and had no problem following the instructions. Great customer support and the tour in general was very affordable, definitely recommend this one!

We had very good experience with our guide Maria, an alive enciclopedia. We heard many interesting information and had enough time for visiting and pictures. From us, directly 5 stars for this tour. Thank you very much Maria.