See Rhodes from the elevated vantage points of Monte Smith and Filerimos before touring the Old Town section of Rhodes Town on foot.
This tour is provided by an operator that has been third-party certified to meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's Criteria for Tour Operators.
• Drive to Monte Smith, named after the British admiral posted there in the early 19th century to keep watch over Napoleon Bonaparte’s fleet, to see the Acropolis of Rhodes, including the Temple of Apollo, perched above an ancient stadium and theater. The Acropolis (Greek settlement built on elevated ground) dates back to the 5th century BC and offers a spectacular view of the town of Rhodes.
• Continue through the cypress- and pine-dotted countryside to Filerimos, 1,000 feet above sea level, for a photo stop at the Church of Our Lady, built by the Order of St. John, a Catholic military order that occupied Rhodes from 1310 to 1522, as well as a restored monastery and the Chapel of St. George.
• Returning to Rhodes Town, you’ll be dropped at D’Ambiose Gate for a walking tour of Old Town. Follow your guide to as you walk by the Palace of the Grand Masters, built in the seventh century as a Byzantine citadel and rebuilt in 1930 to its original grandeur after being destroyed by an 1856 explosion, and stroll along the cobbled Street of the Knights, with its seven “inns” representing the seven countries from which the knights hailed.
What to Bring:
What to Wear:
• Non-slip shoes
• This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
• Tour order may vary.