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Acropolis of Rhodes

Acropolis of Rhodes: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Discover the ancient history of Rhodes on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of its ancient sites and top attractions. Visit 12 of the city's most important sites and feel free to get off and re-enter the bus at each of the stops. You can hop on and off as many times as you want on the 1-hour circuit. Explore sites such as the popular Elli Beach and the Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with Mediterranean marine life such as dolphins, seals, turtles, and sharks. Stop at the government buildings or shop till you drop in the commercial center, then visit the Old Town and the area where the statue of Colossus stood. Hop off at the Palace of the Grand Magister to admire its medieval architecture before heading to the Archaeological Museum to see artifacts from Rhodes and neighboring islands. Admire panoramic views from the Monte Smith Hill, and discover over 2,000 years of history at the Acropolis, the Temple of Apollo, and the ancient stadium and theater. With your ticket, you're free to stop at the attractions that interest you most.

Rhodes: Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley Bus Trip

2. 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. 

Mediaeval Rhodes City E-bike Sunset/Panorama Tour

3. Mediaeval Rhodes City E-bike Sunset/Panorama Tour

Explore Rhode’s most iconic landmarks in a comfortable and fun way on this e-bike sightseeing tour. Experience the old and the new town beauties and admire an unforgettable sunset. Visit the greatest hits, enjoy frequent stops to take photos, and benefit from the personalized commentary of your local guide. See the most picturesque spots of Rhodes and save your vacation time. Enjoy the rush of air on your face without having to pedal too hard. Start the tour from the town hall of Rhodes just opposite the port of Mandraki. Cycle alongside the medieval walls and admire several gates such as the Liberty Gate and the Sea Gate. Enter the narrow streets of the old town and see important sights, climb the knights' street and end up at the palace of the Grand Master, next to the mosque of the Suleyman and the clocktower. Explore the lesser-visited parts of the old town and explore hidden secrets and myths. Ride across the moat and reach the windmills and the fortress of St. Nicholas where we will discover where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood. Head towards Monte Smith to reach the Acropolis of Rhodes, the ancient theatre and the ancient Olympic Stadium. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of Rhodes and the sunset in the evening from an amazing location.

Rhodes: New and Old Town Guided Tour

4. 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: Retro Electric Bike Tour with Personal Photographer

5. Rhodes: Retro Electric Bike Tour with Personal Photographer

Explore the streets of Rhodes by retro-style e-bike and have your favorite moments captured by your very own photographer. Meet your guide at Odix Concept Store where you'll be set up with your E-bike, and then embark on your journey around the city. The guide will take photos along the way, so you can simply enjoy the ride and sights. Make your way through the New Town, the Old Town, and stop off at the Acropolis of Rhodes, with stunning views of the Aegean Sea. The tour will end back at the bike store, where you can enjoy a drink on the house. All photos taken by the photographer will be edited and sent to you via email.

Rhodes Town and Lindos: Private Minibus Tour

6. Rhodes Town and Lindos: Private Minibus Tour

Start the tour with a nice introduction to Rhodes Island and a relaxing drive along the East Coast towards Lindos village, located about an hour from Rhodes Town. See a typical countryside landscape with olive tree groves, small villages, and beautiful bays. Check out the highest spot on Rhodes Island, Attaviros Mountain, and marvel at the attractive resorts. Upon arrival in Lindos, admire one of the most impressive sites of the island. There will be stops to capture the panoramic view of Lindos, as well as to visit the famed St. Paul’s Bay, situated at the backside of the village. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Lindos village with help from the map provided by your tour driver, which will contain historical information and directions for navigating the area. Lindos is a must-see site with a great cosmopolitan feel, labyrinthine streets, white-washed houses, religious and ancient monuments, cozy restaurants, and stylish boutiques. Take a leisurely walk, check out local crafts, snap great photos, sample ice cream or fresh orange juice, or head to the Acropolis of Lindos and tour the archaeological site. Meet your driver again and continue to the next stop, the capital city of Rhodes Town. Enjoy a panoramic drive, along the way observing all the town’s major administrative buildings like the Town Hall, the Court, Prefecture Offices, Central Post, National Theatre, and the Main Church. Stop by the Lighthouse of St. Nicholas Fortress, located next to the Colossus site and the Mandraki Port’s windmills. Then, drive to the highest part of the city, also known as Mount Smith, where the Acropolis of Rhodes and the Temple of Apollo are situated. Stop for photos to capture the unforgettable view overlooking Rhodes Town, the northernmost point of Rhodes Island, and the coastline of Asia Minor. After the tour, return to your accommodation or continue your day in Medieval Rhodes Town.

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What people are saying about Acropolis of Rhodes

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 474 reviews

This is a must do trip! The pick up and drop off was so easy and communicated perfectly. Filerimos Hill, the views when you get to the top are breathtaking. Our daughter loved the peacocks and was a highlight for her. Valley of Butterflies, sensible footwear is a must. The steps and pathways are very uneven so sandals are definitely not a good idea. It took us about 30 minutes to get to the top and the last 100metres is definitely the worst part but the butterflies make it worthwhile. It was amazing seeing so many flying around you, there was something magical about it. would 100% recommend doing this, you will not be disappointed

This bike tour with electric bicycles is highly recommended. The fresh breeze while cycling is really nice. They are new bikes that are of super quality. The bike tour also takes place in a small group, so you can easily ask questions to the 2 guides. They recommend you all the fun places/events. During the tour they also take pictures of everyone that they send them via email afterwards. At the end of the tour we also shared songs so that we could still ask our questions during our vacation. I can recommend everyone to do this tour because you really come to beautiful places in Rhodes.

This is a lovely, fun way to enjoy an evening. With the wind in your hair, and thanks to very nice electric bikes, cycling about is no sweat. You see the main sights in and around Rhodes old town. The guides have a wealth of knowledge. There really is no better way to get to know Rhodes. The evening tour includes a cycle up to a viewing point to take in a beautiful sunset.

Absolutely recommendable, very nice guides, you can learn a lot about the history of the city/island in a short time and you can reach the most important sights very quickly by bike, and you can also get through a few streets away from tourism. The view of the sunset over the city was to die for!

The driver was very kind, and helpful. The butterfly valley was amazing, Filermos Hill wasn't too big, but there is a wonderful landscape and a very kind monastery. You have to climb stairs, but this beautiful view worth it. Even the lenght of the journey was perfect too.