Rhodes Tourist Attractions

On the beautiful island of Rhodes and the surrounding islands, there is a huge scope of attractions and things to do for all of the family. Not only is the island steeped in history (boasting historically significant places such as the Grand Master’s Palace), it is also home to some of the most breath-taking views and landscapes in the entire region as a whole. For outdoorsy types, there are challenging mountain hikes, or for holidaymakers who simply want to relax, there are yacht excursions and cruises. For those who want to see the city, a hop-on-hop-off tour is a great option.

Butterfly Valley, Kallithea and Filerimos

Explore the natural world in Rhodes, on a full-day guided tour of three of the most popular tourist attractions on the island. Travelers of all ages are sure to love the famous Butterfly Valley. History buffs will relish the opportunity to uncover the archaeological site of Filerimos. Finally, you’ll be taking in the stunning scenery at the Kallithea Springs and seaside gardens. Along the way, you’ll also discover the ancient town of Ialyssos and will gain from the knowledge of a local expert, who will be your guide for the day.

You will be picked up from your hotel in either Ialyssos, Ixia or Rhodes Town, before driving along the Eastern coast of Rhodes, while you listen to a historic overview of the island. First you will be making your way to the Kallithea Springs, which are just 9 kilometers from Rhodes Town. Here you can observe the beautiful sculptures, fountains and flower-embellished yards of pebbles.

After that, you’ll continue along the West coast to the Butterfly Valley. This place is known for its impressive gorge and tranquil running water and attracts thousands of visitors every summer. You’ll wind your way through a landscape of trees of many varieties, including olive and pomegranate. All of the time you’ll be heading up into the mountains to visit Filerimos, which was once home to the ancient town of Ialyssos. Here you will be greeted by peacocks upon arrival.

Finally, you’ll venture to the archaeological site of the oldest of the 3 ancient city-states of Rhodes. Here you can meander along the old stone path, towards the gigantic cross. Here you will relish the scenic view of the West coast and also explore the medieval Filerimos Monastery.

Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

On this hop-on hop-off bus tour, you’ll be able to learn about Rhodes’ 2,000 years of history, as well as enjoying panoramic views of Rhodes city from the upper deck. Not only will you explore the new part of the city, but you’ll also see all of the stunning sights in the old city. The audio guide is available in 10 languages, so rest assured that you’ll be able to gain all of the information which is on offer!

Along the way you will visit 12 of the city's most significant sites. You are free to get off and re-enter the bus at every stop, if you wish. You can hop on and off as much as you want during the 1-hour circuit. The places you will explore include the beautiful Elli Beach and the government buildings. Alternatively, you can shop until you drop in the commercial center. After that, you’ll be able to visit the Old Town and the area where the statue of Colossus stood.

Get off at the Palace of the Grand Master, to take in the medieval architecture. Then, you can head over to the Archaeological Museum to examine artifacts from Rhodes and neighbouring islands. From Monte Smith Hill you’ll be able to take some great shots of the panoramic views, and learn about over 2,000 years of history at the Acropolis, the Temple of Apollo, and the ancient stadium and theater. With your ticket, you can stop at the attractions that interest you most.

Private Yacht Cruise with Lunch

This private yacht cruise truly is the journey of a lifetime. The luxury yacht that you’ll be on will take you to visit and swim at 3 beaches along the way: Kallithea, Afandou, and Antony Quinn. Then, over lunch, you’ll revel in the breath-taking views of the blue sea with a delicious lunch and some drinks.

You’ll lay back and relax in the vibrant sunshine of Rhodes' East Coast and swim in the sea of exclusive beaches. These have a great balance of sandy seafronts and rocky coves and both shallow and deep waters.

At Kallithea Bay and Anthony Quinn’s Bay, you’ll be swimming with a backdrop featuring some of the most spectacular views. These were brought to the public eye and made iconic by The Guns of Navarone film at Afandou Beach. You’ll be amazed by the panoramic views onboard, whilst you sip unlimited drinks. Choose between sunbathing or taking a dive into the magical turquoise ocean. With each dip into the ocean and hour spent onboard, you’ll be working up a real appetite, so there will of course be an onboard buffet for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Day Cruise with Snorkeling and Lunch Buffet

On this day cruise, you’ll be able to snorkel and swim in the most picturesque bays of Rhodes. Not only that, but there will also be plenty of time for sunbathing on the comfortable deck of the boat. On board will be some Greek wine and a buffet of local delicacies, for you to enjoy at your leisure. Each day at 10:00 AM, Romantika sets sail on a cruise to the 3 most beautiful bays of Rhodes.

First, the boat will stop at Kallithea Springs, which is an ancient therapy spa. Next up on the agenda is the Caves of Traganou at Afandou Beach, where it is possible to snorkel inside the rock formations. After that is Anthony Quinn Bay, a picturesque pirate shelter with abundant marine life. You’re bound to love the lunch buffet of Mediterranean, seafood and vegetarian dishes, which is both prepared and served on board. The crew on board will also keep your glass filled with chilled wine, cold beer or juice throughout the cruise.

Private Tour in The Jewish Quarter & Grand Master's Palace

Whilst the medieval city of Rhodes is internationally known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, many are unaware of the Jewish Quarter that once thrived within its walls. This unique half-day tour will educate you on the captivating Jewish heritage of Rhodes Old Town, before transporting you back in time to its medieval beginnings.

You’ll begin with a stroll through La Juderia (the Jewish Quarter), meandering down the narrow, charismatic lanes. A knowledgeable local guide will bring the history of La Juderia and its people to life. During your walk, you’ll explore notable Jewish landmarks such as Alhadeff Park and Street, which were named after an important Jewish family.

You’ll also see the Square of the Martyred Jews, along with its seahorse fountain, and the Holocaust Memorial. Plus, you’ll visit the Kahal Kadosh Synagogue, which is the oldest in Greece, and the Jewish Museum of Rhodes.
Next, you’ll go further back in time, to the medieval period.

Your guide will explain how the battles and sieges fought by the Knights of St. John created the town that we see today. You can admire medieval monuments and stroll along the famous Street of the Knights. Incredibly, this is the best-preserved medieval street in Europe. The tour then ends at the 14th Century Palace of the Grand Master. This was once home to the leader of the Knights of St. John of Rhodes. It’s now a museum which houses medieval furniture, detailed mosaics and archaeological exhibitions from Rhodes.

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