Product ID: 144660
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On this full day guided tour you will visit the historic Eleousa village, a unique 15th century Byzantine church, the Prophet Ilias summit, the most traditional village of the island - Embona and the picturesque ruins of a medieval castle in Kritinia.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English

Pick-up service

You will be informed by email about the precise pick-up place and time for your particular accommodation
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Rhodes island
  • Visit villages with great historic importance
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through mountains and the west coastline
  • Taste local produce and learn about traditions
Full description
Visit Eleousa village which was built by Italians and served as an army base for around 30,000 Italian soldiers. They left behind a sanatorium building, a church and a beautiful fountain that stores water brought from the mountains.

After the visit explore the historic 15th century Byzantine church of St. Nicolas Foundouklis. As you admire the impressive wall paintings, while hearing about the history of this important monument.

Continue the tour and visit two luxury hotels named Elafos and Elafina, meaning the Doe and the Deer. One of the hotels was renovated using as many original features, fixtures and fittings as possible. After, continue with a nice drive to the mountain village Embona, which is one of the most picturesque areas on the island. The area is famous for wine production and tasty village food. You will have free time to enjoy your village lunch and taste local produce. To finish the tour you will visit one of the most breath-taking sites of the island's western coastline. Explore the medieval castle in Kritinia and from the top observe 16 nearby islands and marvel at the endless Aegean blue horizon.
Includes
  • Pick-up from Ialyssos, Ixia or Rhodes town
  • Modern A/C midi bus
  • Fully-guided tour with a lot of information
  • All the sites are free of charge
  • Samples of local wine during the wine tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up from areas other than Ialyssos, Ixia or Rhodes town
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance

When you get there

Know before you go
• At the time of booking, once your have given your hotel name, you will be notified by email about the pick-up details
• This tour only includes pick-up from the areas of Ixia, Ialyssos and Rhodes Town
• Please wear comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved on uneven surfaces and please bring sunscreen, a hat and a bottle of water