Kastello

Kastello: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Private Tour

1. Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Private Tour

Embark on a private tour of Rhodes’ medieval palace, the Palace of the Grand Master. With your ticket included, all you need to worry about is enjoying your personalized tour with a licensed guide.  Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line entry to the palace, once home to the leader of the Knights of St. John of Rhodes. Once in, explore the beautiful rooms in the palace, now a museum featuring medieval furniture, elaborate mosaics, and archeological exhibits.  Learn about its eclectic history, from its origins as a Byzantine fortress, then the knights’ residence, later restored under the Italian occupation after an explosion, and now home to a museum. Adjoining the palace is a wonderful walk around the fortified town walls, with the entrance at the top of the Street of the Knights.  Stroll down the preserved medieval street that houses seven inns, one for each of the Knights’ birthplaces – England, France, Germany, Italy, Provence, Auvergne, and Aragón.

Rhodes: Old City Walking Tour

2. Rhodes: Old City Walking Tour

Step back into medieval times on this guided walking tour around the historic Rhodes Old Town. With a local guide, explore the town’s ancient ruins and remnants from medieval times. Enter one of the seven gates that surround the old city and visit the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (Kastello), Street of the Knights, Church of the Virgin of the Burgh, the Medieval Moat, and many other secret spots. As you explore, discover stories of past knights, grandmasters, and the medieval times of Rhodes.

Rhodes: Old Town Private Walking Tour with an Expert Guide

3. Rhodes: Old Town Private Walking Tour with an Expert Guide

Immerse yourself in the medieval charm of Rhodes' old town — a UNESCO World Heritage Site that warrants the attention of history enthusiasts. On this guided walking tour, you'll see some of the town's iconic attractions and learn about their intriguing past. Meet your guide at the Palace of the Grand Masters, one of the few remaining sites of Gothic architecture in Greece. Pause to admire the castle and learn how it has undergone multiple changes throughout history. Walk down the Street of the Knights, a cobbled lane sure to stir up interesting conversations about the Knights Hospitaller. Make your way into the Jewish quarter of the old town and visit the Church of the Virgin of the Burgh, a 14th-century citadel that has survived several damages from WWII. Continue down the sandy paths of the medieval moat surrounded by lush green gardens and the city wall. Your guide will also take you around a few hidden gems before the tour comes to an end, and you can spend the rest of the day exploring the old town a bit more or head straight to the beach.

Rhodes: Jewish History and Sightseeing Walking Tour

4. Rhodes: Jewish History and Sightseeing Walking Tour

Rhodes is a stunning island in the Mediterranean. A combination of beautiful sandy beaches, famous sites, and fascinating history. Old town architecture harkens back to the Middle Ages. You may or may not be aware that Rhodes is a World Heritage Site recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Are you familiar with La Juderia de Rhodes? Is there anything mysterious about the city's medieval past waiting to be discovered in its historic core? La Juderia, Rhodes' Jewish Museum, the Jewish Quarter, and the Kahal Kadosh Synagogue are just some of the highlights you'll enjoy with your engaging local guide. See the Medieval District, Street of the Knights, and Grand Master's Palace to learn the city's hidden history.

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What people are saying about Kastello

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18 reviews

We had very good experience with our guide Maria, an alive enciclopedia. We heard many interesting information and had enough time for visiting and pictures. From us, directly 5 stars for this tour. Thank you very much Maria.

We had an absolutely great and brilliant tour. Great English, great knowledge! An unforgettable experience.