On this Full Island Tour by comfortable air-conditioned minibus with our local authorized English speaking guide you will see the best of Rhodes island from locals perspective. We will start with Filerimos monastery, which in addition to the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea, is an important archaeological site. Here once stood the Acropolis of the Ancient Ialyssos with an important temple dedicated to Athena Polias. The hill took its name from a monk who came from Jerusalem in the 13th century bringing with him an icon of the Blessed Virgin painted by the Apostle Luke. Grab some bread from your breakfast table, the peacocks who live there will be happy to get some treat in exchange for the photos.
Butterfly Valley not to be missed as well. Every year, at the end of the wet season (late May), thousands of butterflies attracted by the scent of the oriental sweet-gum trees cover the entire landscape. It's a very unique experience and you should definitely try to see it.
Afterwards we will head to Seven Springs – a small secret paradise, with lots of pine trees and amazing flow of crystal water, surrounded by greenery that reveals the greatness of nature. This stunning place has seven sparkling springs and a few rivers, which flows whole year and never dry even in the very hot summer season. All of them form a lake, which was built by the Italians primarily in order to provide the nearby village Kolympia with fresh water. This is THE PLACE to cool down even in the highest heat of the summer, and to enjoy a refreshing, magical scenery.
Once we finished admiring this natural phenomenon, we will make a stop at traditional family owned ceramic workshop, where you’ll see how the traditional artistic ceramics are made, and you'll have a chance, if you like, to purchase some souvenirs with huge discounts.
Next on our program - stunningly beautiful village of Lindos! We will make a stop to admire beautiful panorama of Lindos, so you could take as much photos as you like. This view of Lindos village with its cubic houses sprawling down the hillside under the acropolis is one of the most photographed scenes in Greece.
And once in Lindos, you will have around 1 hour free time to explore the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, stroll through the maze of winding alleyways, or relax on the three golden beaches Lindos has to offer.
Last but not least - Rhodes Medieval Town / Rhodes Old City - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its medieval buildings, imposing churches and traditional tavernas. You will have around 1 hour free time to take a leisurely walk admiring the main highlights of the Old City: Jewish Quarter, Ippokratous Square, famous Street of the Knights, Grand Master Palace, Archeological Museum and Fortifications of the Palace.
Pickup from your hotel is not included in the price. If you are staying close-by, you can come to our meeting point in Rhodes town by yourself, or we can pick you up for extra cost - from 5€ to 20€ per person (both ways) depending on the distance from the meeting point to your hotel:
- Bus transfer from: Rhodes city, Ixia, Iallisos, Kremasti, Faliraki, Kalithea, Koskinou, Kremasti, Anthony Quinn is extra 7€ per person (hotel-meeting point-hotel).
- Bus transfer from South: Lindos, Pefkos, Kalathos, Gennadi, Kiotari, Kolymbia, Archangelos, Afandou, Lardos is extra 20€ per person (hotel-meeting point-hotel).