Day 5 Back to top Rhodes, Greece - Friday, May 13, 2005 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tour Name Type/Price
1) Leisurely Lindos, Adult $34; Approximately 3 1/2 hours; Departure Times: 8:45 am
Description Departing from the quayside in Rhodes, proceed to Mount Smith, the Acropolis of ancient Rhodes. From the tumbled massive pillars of the temple of Athena, the view encompasses the Temple of Apollo, the stadium of Diagoras and the port. Thirty miles away lies Lindos, where you will see from a distance the 4th-century BC Doric Temple of Athena Lindia high atop the Acropolis. Below the Acropolis, you will explore the old, whitewashed buildings and the narrow streets of this charming town?a favorite haunt for artists and writers. Little shops sell attractive souvenirs, including small ceramic items or beautiful crocheted linen. Free time is allocated to explore the town before continuing to a ceramics factory for a demonstration.
2) Lindos Acropolis & Rhodes Town, Adult $119; Approximately 8 hours; Departure Times: 8:00 am
Description Set off on a beautiful scenic drive 30 miles along the coast of Rhodes to the town of Lindos. Walk to the Acropolis or hire a donkey to take you part of the way up. At the top you will see the 4th-century BC Doric Temple of Athena Lindia. The view from the top includes St Paul's Bay, where the Apostle landed in the year AD 51 to preach Christianity. Below the Acropolis, stroll through the narrow streets full of whitewashed houses and little shops. Lunch will be served en route. From the Amboise Gate entrance to Rhodes' Old Town, you'll walk to the Palace of the Grand Masters, paved with colorful marbles and superb mosaics. Pass through the street of the Knights, with its medieval buildings, towers and emblazoned facades. After your guided tour, you will have free time to browse and explore the shops and cafés. Notes Tour involves much walking on uneven surfaces and many steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
** Krane choice ** 3) Mt Filerimos & Rhodes Town, Adult $51; Approximately 4 hours/ Departure Times: 8:30 am
Description On the way to Mount Filerimos, enjoy a drive through a densely wooded area of cypress trees, maritime pines and evergreen oaks. Turning inland, the winding road leads to the Plateau of Filerimos, 1,000 feet above sea level. Here you will visit the Church of Our Lady, restored by the Knights of St John and used as a stable during the Turkish occupation. See the restored monastery and the barrel-vault Chapel of St George with its 15th-century frescoes. Returning to the Old Town of Rhodes, take a walking tour to visit the Street of the Knights and the Palace of the Grand Masters. The fortress here dominates the town. It was destroyed in 1856 and rebuilt in 1929 by the Italians. Numerous shops are available for browsing. A motorcoach will transfer you back to the ship or you can walk the short distance, if you prefer.
4) Palace of the Grand Masters & Archaeological Museum Walking Tour, Adult $46; Approximately 3 - 3 1/2 hours; Departure Times: 9:00 am
Description Departing from the quayside, proceed to Mount Smith, once the Acropolis of Ancient Rhodes. From the tumbled massive pillars of the temple of Athena, the view encompasses the Temple of Apollo, the stadium of Diagoras and the port. From the Amboise Gate (the entrance to the Old Town of Rhodes), walk to the Palace of the Grand Masters, paved with colorful marbles and superb mosaics, and through the Street of the Knights, with its medieval buildings, towers and emblazoned façades. Visit the archeological museum housed in a 15th-century building in the Hospital of the Knights, with statues, tomb stones, fine ceramics, coins and ornaments from the Mycenaean graves excavated at Ialissos. You will have some time to do some shopping at the bazaar and walk back to the ship at your leisure. Notes Tour includes a gentle downhill walk. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
5) The Acropolis of Lindos; Adult $49; Approximately 4 1/4 hours;
Description Begin with a drive 30 miles along the East Coast with orange and lemon groves, vineyards and gnarled olive trees scenting the air. A stupendous acropolis dominates Lindos Town and the curving bay below. Walk to the Acropolis or hire a donkey to take you part of the way up. At the top, the remains of many ancient civilizations will be found: the 4th-century BC Doric Temple of Athenia Lindia and a double-winged portico, a Byzantine church and the fortifications of the Knights. At the foot of the Acropolis is St Paul's Bay, where the Apostle Paul landed in AD 51. Below, whitewashed houses are clustered around the narrow streets. En route back to Rhodes town, you will make a stop at a pottery factory to watch a demonstration of how ceramics are made before returning to the ship. Notes The walk up to the ruins of Lindos has approximately 250 steps and is steep and slippery. Paths are very uneven. Wear comfortable walking shoes.