Rhodes Culture & history

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From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

1. From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

Discover Lindos on a relaxing cruise from Rhodes City. See the iconic Acropolis of Lindos, relax on a sandy beach, and swim in the clear waters of the Blue Lagoon and Tsambika Beach. Board your boat in Rhodes City and begin your journey to Lindos. In just under 2 hours, reach the village of Lindos. Hop off the boat and enjoy 3 hours of free time in Lindos. Explore the Acropolis of Lindos, stroll through the town, or sunbathe on the beach. Enjoy a traditional meal in one of the many taverns before returning to the boat. Sail to Tasambika Beach and its Blue Lagoon. Dive off the beach into the refreshing water and snorkel with the fish. Climb back aboard and head to the majestic Anthony Quinn Bay, the filming location for "The Guns of Navarone." Marvel at the stunning seabed and spot the many varieties of colorful fish among the coral and seaweed. Return to Rhodes harbor along the stunning coastline of the island. As you sail, purchase a drink from the full bar on board with a variety of cold drinks, cocktails, and coffee, or enjoy an ice cream or a snack.

Rhodes: Ancient Lindos Acropolis Regular Admission Ticket

2. Rhodes: Ancient Lindos Acropolis Regular Admission Ticket

Avoid the lines at the ticket office with this skip-the-line and uncover the ancient history of the Lindos Acropolis. During your visit, you will come to understand why the Acropolis of Lindos is widely considered to be the most impressive archaeological site on Rhodes. The archaeological remains found on it and around the hill are a testament to the wealth of the ancient town. Wander around all sides of the hill and get some marvelous views, revealing a dramatic natural landscape and the picturesque beauty of the modern town. Take as much time as you need to explore the site. Explore the great Doric Hellenistic Stoa and the Castle of the Knights of St. John. Make your way to the top of the Lindos Acropolis, where you will find the ruins of the Temple of Athena Lindia.

Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Audio Guide

3. Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Audio Guide

Experience the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Learn historical information and little-known stories and anecdotes from the Palace’s long history and past occupants. Enjoy a tour that can be carried in your pocket. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone prior to your visit. Travel back in time to experience the long history and past glories of the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Put on your headphones and explore the labyrinthine halls of the Palace of the Grand Master that extend beyond its grand entrance. Uncover the unique beauty of this medieval castle that is a rare example of Gothic architecture in Greece. Save your data as your access content offline that is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that are both engaging and educational. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit.

Lindos: Acropolis Entry with Guided Audio Phone Tour

4. Lindos: Acropolis Entry with Guided Audio Phone Tour

Experience the Acropolis of Lindos at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Travel back in time to experience the glory of the Acropolis of Lindos, towering over the modern town of Lindos on the island of Rhodes. Put on your headphones and explore the multi-layered history of the Acropolis of Lindos, through the remains of the temple of Athena Lindia, the Propylaea, and the Church of Saint John. Through the power of storytelling, learn the history and little-known stories and anecdotes from past times. The content of the tour is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and educational. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the historical development and multiple uses of the important stronghold of Lindos on the island of Rhodes, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Rhodes: Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley Bus Trip

5. Rhodes: Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley Bus Trip

Be collected at your accommodation around 9:00 AM. Then head to your first destination, Filerimos Hill. Here, visit the monastery of Our Lady and the remains of the Ancient Acropolis of Ialyssos, one of the three ancient cities of Rhodes island. Walk along a Golgotha, a tree-sheltered pathway with a series of shrines with scenes of the Holy Passion. This footpath leads to an enormous imposing cross. You can admire the outstanding view of the villages and bright green valleys from the top.  Next, visit the Valley of Butterflies. This is a unique and peaceful ecological setting, which is a true representation of local nature, with narrow rock walkways, lakes decorated by water lilies, rustic bridges, running waters, waterfalls, and resting places loaded with millions of brown-red butterflies. Visit the local museum there, and admire the large variety of different species and intricate photographs. You will return to your accommodation around 2:00 PM. 

Throne of Helios: The History of Rhodes 9D Experience

6. Throne of Helios: The History of Rhodes 9D Experience

During the experience, enjoy the 3D picture, sound, motion, rain, snow, wind, fire and even smells. Throne of Helios, the first 20-minute movie, offers a fantastic journey though the  history and mythology of Rhodes. The second movie, Rhodes Race is a 6 minutes long and shows a chariot race with the 12 Gods of Olympus. It is a unique combination of historical tradition and high technology, in the historic building of the old cinema of St. George, the first cinema ever establish in Rhodes. Architects, engineers, Greek and European technicians, interior designers, sculptors and historic consultants have created exclusive 9D entertainment in order to enrich the travel experience of visitors and help upgrade Rhodes as a tourist destination.  Viewers, after fastening their seat belts and putting on their special 3D glasses, are transferred into a realistic environment of an era long gone. Apollo, Zeus and the other ancient Greek gods, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hospitaller Knights of the order of St. John, the Ottoman fleet led by Suleiman the Magnificent and the earthquake that shook the ancient world are all parts of this beautiful and adventurous 9D Throne of Helios journey. Battles, disasters, ancient cities and imposing medieval buildings come alive again in a way that will amaze you and your children. During the journey it is not only the rain that you feel or the jolt of the earthquake as the Colossus of Rhodes collapses in front of your eyes but also the strong winds, the swords of the knights and the battle cries. The journey will walk you through the ancient forests and lakes of the island of Rhodes, and among the dangerous snakes and reptiles of the island while smelling the scent of the trees and the beautiful flowers of Rhodes.

Lindos Acropolis: 3D Representation & Audio Self-Guided Tour

7. Lindos Acropolis: 3D Representation & Audio Self-Guided Tour

Explore the ancient Greek Temple of Athena in Lindos on the island of Rhodes, and see its most important parts come to life on your phone with the touch of a button. Witness the beauty of this archaeological site through 3D representations of its monuments, an audio guide, and written information. Learn how the goddess Athena is connected with the Knights of the Order of St. John, as well as the relation between the emperors Tiberius and Diocletian and the island of Rhodes – by reading or listening to the temple's history. Aim your mobile camera at any part of the monument to reveal its name with Augmented Reality (AR) technology. See a 3D model of the ruins appear on your screen in their original form with panoramic views. Hear the many stories this sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Athene Lindia has to tell: from the foundation of the first temple in the 6th century BC, its heyday during the Hellenistic period, until its transformation into a medieval castle.

Rhodes: Wine, Lindos Village, and Butterfly Valley Day Trip

8. Rhodes: Wine, Lindos Village, and Butterfly Valley Day Trip

Expereince the sights and flavors of Rhodes on a guided bus day trip with hotel transfers from select cities. Stroll through the streets of Lindos, sample local flavors and wines in Stafyllos, eat like a Greek with lunch at a restaurant, and uncover the colors of Butterfly Valley.  Enjoy the convenience of pickup from your hotel in Rhodes, Ialysos, Koskinou, Paradeisi, Kremasti, or Faliraki.  Hop aboard a comfortable bus and stay cool and connected with air-conditioning and onboard WIFI. Relax on the scenic drive to the village of Lindos. Walk through the narrow streets and catch glimpses of the sea between charming, whitewashed buildings. Have free time to purchase tickets to the clifftop acropolis where you can admire ancient Greek architecture including a Temple of Athena. Pass by picturesque villages and thorugh dense forests as you make your way to the mountains of Rhodes. Strop for panoramic views across the island and out over sea where islands are scattered in the deep blue Aegean. Drive to the village of Stafyllos to try some Greek wines, honey, and olive oil. Visit the award-winning restaurant "Elias" to be served characteristic traditional Rhodesian flavors for lunch. Enjoy unlimited wine with your dining experience. Finally, head to a green valley full of the rare (Panaxia Quadripunctaria) butterfly. Soak in the atmosphere of this natural park full of babbling streams, small waterfalls, and lakes. Go for a stroll on a wooden path and cross over quaint bridges in this idyllic landscape. Return to your accommodation in the evening.

Rhodes Old Town Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

9. Rhodes Old Town Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the imposing Porte d'Amboise! Visit Gate of Saint Anthony on this enchanting promenade. Photograph the Palace of the Grand Masters and give your trip a royal touch. Admire the Street of the Knights with its unique architecture. The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes will captivate you with its findings. Next, the Ibrahim Pasha Mosque is waiting for you, don't forget to take pictures, it has great architecture! The Panagia of Bourgou will leave you speechless with its calm-ruined beauty. Stop for a while at the Jewish Martyrs' Square and its memorial to learn about their past suffering. Hippocrates Square is worth your time and the space in your mobile memory, it gives an incredible aesthetic while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Marine Gate, a point that is imposing and enchanting.

Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Private Tour

10. 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.

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4.2 / 5

based on 292 reviews

Great application!!accurate guide,which offers you a personalized and detailed tour, and compines past (history) with present through augmented reality!

We all (12 in our group ages 6-70) enjoyed this. The people sitting in the middle of the rows had more motion than the people at the ends of the rows.

Fun way to learn a little about the city. Kids would love it.

Fun for both adults and children! Approx 30 mins long.

Very good tour, very interesting and easy to follow!