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From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

1. From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

On this tour, you will visit the stunningly beautiful village of Lindos by boat. On the way back, the boat will make stops at Anthony Quinn's Bay for photos and both Tsambika's and Lindos's emerald bays so you can relax and go for a swim. The boat departs at 8:50 AM from Mandraki port and returns at approximately 5:30 PM. Lindos is a magnificent acropolis on an imposing rock. On the top of the rock stands a centuries-old acropolis, proudly overlooking the archipelagos. The acropolis bears silent witness to Lindos’ glorious past, a major naval power of ancient times which reputedly had a population of 17,000. The view of Lindos village, with its cubic houses sprawling down the hillside under the acropolis, is one of the most photographed scenes in Greece. The whitewashed labyrinth of little alleyways was deliberately designed to confuse pirates, today this layout makes wandering around the town a real adventure. According to tradition the temple of Athena was founded by Danaus, who came to the island with his 50 daughters to escape the rage of the goddess Hera. Follow the same ancient path that the ancient Rhodians took. When you reach the acropolis you will see a 280 BC relief of a ancient Greek warship carved into the rock, an indication of the naval power of ancient Rhodes.

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Submarine Cruise with Underwater Views from Rhodes

2. Submarine Cruise with Underwater Views from Rhodes

Enjoy the opportunity to see the most famous and beautiful places in the City of Rhodes from Submarine Poseidon. Depart from Mandraki Harbor, located in the center of Rhodes Island and experience the magic of Rhodes from the water.  See a few of the best-known sights including the place where Colossos of Rhodes stood, the port Mandraki, the Elli beach, the Tourist Harbor and the walls of the Old Town.  Sitting in an air-conditioned comfort cabin below the surface, and gaze out of the huge windows which offer you a 360° panoramic view of the stunning eco-systems of the Aegean Sea. Be sure to have your cameras ready when our diver enters the water and begins to feed the hundreds of multi-colored fish right in front of your window. This is a great experience for nature lovers of all ages and the the expert crew will take care everything.  The vessel remains above sea level at all times, while its hull, the underwater observatory, is 2.5 meters below the surface. Have the option to relax surrounded by the under water world or leave the cabin and walk on the deck and enjoy the ocean breeze.

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Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. 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.

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Rhodes: Old City Segway Tour

4. Rhodes: Old City Segway Tour

Ride through the medieval city of Rhodes, discover the main sights and cover more ground than you would on foot with this segway tour. After a quick induction and safety briefing, begin the journey to your first stop, the Palace of the Grand Masters. Admire the architecture of this imposing monument before riding along the medieval Street of the Knights.  See The Church of the Virgin of the Burgh and the Medieval Moat as well as many other secret spots before continuing your journey to Rhodes' modern seaside area. Here, feel the breeze of the Aegean Sea, ride past the famous windmills, and enjoy the view at the Lighthouse of Saint Nicholas which sits at the entrance of the Mandraki harbor. Stop at several locations along the way for photos. If you haven't got a camera your guide can take photos of you and have them sent after the tour at no extra charge. Finally, follow an alternative route back to the starting point to see as much of the city as possible.

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Rhodes: Explore the New and Medieval City on Trikkes

5. Rhodes: Explore the New and Medieval City on Trikkes

Ride your Trikke through Mandraki Harbor to see the Dama-dama-dama “Deers”, the Lighthouse, the medieval Walls, the Windmills, and where the statue of Colossus was built. Then, go by Trikke under bridges, past medieval towers, and to admire the medieval moat. Along the way, you can enjoy shady spots that provide a welcome relief from the heat of the day. Feel like a true adventurer as you visit historic sites and travel back into the past. Crossing the narrow streets in the heart of the old town, you will visit Sokratous Street and the Castellania building. Go past the Archeological Museum, Panaghia Bourgou Church, and Ibrahim Pasha Mosque. Appreciate the architectural beauty of the city on this Trikke tour.

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Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Submarine Tour

6. Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Submarine Tour

Rhodes, the island of the Knights, has a long history and has developed a significant culture throughout the years. The island has a rich collection of historical sites and monuments that represent Greek history and are well worth visiting. The bus tour will be a truly unique opportunity, as you travel through the city of Rhodes to become acquainted with several of its sights and points of interest. You will learn of history within the city, and along the trajectory from site to site. The Poseidon Submarine departs from Mandraki Harbor, located in the center of Rhodes Island. This unique vessel offers a pleasant and safe tour and is ideal for adults and children of all ages. It remains above sea level at all times, while its hull, the underwater observatory, is 2.5 meters below the surface. Through your own personal viewing window, you can watch the abundance of marine life. Since you can leave the cabin and walk on the deck at any time, you can also enjoy the spectacular view of the Old Town walls, the wind mills, and the surrounding calm sea.

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From Marmaris: Independent Day Trip to Rhodes by Catamaran

7. From Marmaris: Independent Day Trip to Rhodes by Catamaran

Enjoy a full-day excursion from Marmaris to the island of Rhodes. Make the short 50-minute crossing in comfort by catamaran and have plenty of free time to explore Rhodes once you’ve arrived. It is possible to find guided tours from Mandraki Harbor or to take a taxi to travel around the island. The best option, however, is to explore the island on your own as most of the tourist attractions are within walking distance of the harbor. Explore the walled medieval town, which has been declared a World Heritage Site. Walk along its narrow streets and visit the numerous historical sites. Among the most important monuments are the well-preserved Venetian Castle, the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John, Freedom Gate, the Church of St. Paul, and the Temple of Aphrodite. You’ll also want to see the legendary Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World. Rhodes has plenty of shops stocking famous brands, local goods, handicrafts, and souvenirs. There are many restaurants, cafés, and bars in the town, where you can enjoy refreshments or a delicious lunch of Greek cuisine. You’ll also find small bistros and tavernas in the backstreets, which serve authentic Greek dishes and are definitely worth a visit. After the tour, return to Marmaris.

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Rhodes: New and Old Town Guided Tour

8. 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.

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Throne of Helios: The History of Rhodes 9D Experience

9. Throne of Helios: The History of Rhodes 9D Experience

During the experience, enjoy the 3D picture, sound, motion, rain, snow, wind, fire and even smells. Throne of Helios, the first 20-minute movie, offers a fantastic journey though the  history and mythology of Rhodes. The second movie, Rhodes Race is a 6 minutes long and shows a chariot race with the 12 Gods of Olympus. It is a unique combination of historical tradition and high technology, in the historic building of the old cinema of St. George, the first cinema ever establish in Rhodes. Architects, engineers, Greek and European technicians, interior designers, sculptors and historic consultants have created exclusive 9D entertainment in order to enrich the travel experience of visitors and help upgrade Rhodes as a tourist destination.  Viewers, after fastening their seat belts and putting on their special 3D glasses, are transferred into a realistic environment of an era long gone. Apollo, Zeus and the other ancient Greek gods, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hospitaller Knights of the order of St. John, the Ottoman fleet led by Suleiman the Magnificent and the earthquake that shook the ancient world are all parts of this beautiful and adventurous 9D Throne of Helios journey. Battles, disasters, ancient cities and imposing medieval buildings come alive again in a way that will amaze you and your children. During the journey it is not only the rain that you feel or the jolt of the earthquake as the Colossus of Rhodes collapses in front of your eyes but also the strong winds, the swords of the knights and the battle cries. The journey will walk you through the ancient forests and lakes of the island of Rhodes, and among the dangerous snakes and reptiles of the island while smelling the scent of the trees and the beautiful flowers of Rhodes.

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Rhodes Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

10. Rhodes Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

Explore Rhodes, the island of the Knights. Discover the long history and significant culture which has developed  throughout the years. The island has a rich collection of historical sites and monuments that represent the Greek history and which are worth visiting.  Benefit from this truly unique opportunity to visit the city of Rhodes and become acquainted with several of its sights and points of interest, both within the city and along the trajectory from site to site.  Have the opportunity to stop at the Aquarium, the port of Mandraki, the Government buildings, the New Market, the Old Town with the Palace of the Great Magister, the New Marina, the hill of Monte Smith with the Acropolis of the Ancient city of Rhodes, the Temple of God Apollonas, the Ancient Theatre and the Ancient Stadium. The audio guides on the bus are available in 9 languages, Greek, English, German Italian, Spanish, Russian, French, Turkish and Hebrew.

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What people are saying about Rhodes Old Town

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,286 reviews

Very good staff!!!! Very helpful!!!! Will do it again as soon we are back in Rhodes island!!!!

Worth to use this bus tour. The bus was always on time to pick me up from the stations

We liked the sights a lot. Very nice staff and good driver

Excellent, beautiful places to see. Very good staff

Worth the money, cheapest hop on hop off in Europe