Rhodes Island  

Sightseeing approx 4 hrs

Rhodes, set behind impregnable 14th-century walls, invites you to navigate through crooked streets to shop for sea sponges and visit the gorgeous Palace of the Grand Masters from where the Knights of St John set out on the Crusades. 

Tour to the village of Lindos and climb to the Acropolis. Look down and you'll see where St Paul landed, as well as the rocky peninsulas where many believe the Colossus of Rhodes once stood. This 110-foot-tall statue of Helios was destroyed by an earthquake, and its remains were melted down by the Arabs for scrap metal. Set off on a beautiful scenic drive 30 miles along the coast of Rhodes to the town of Lindos. Walk to the Acropolis or hire a donkey to take you part of the way up. At the top you will see the 4th-century BC Doric Temple of Athena Lindia. 

The view from the top includes St Paul's Bay, where the Apostle landed in the year AD 51 to preach Christianity. Below the Acropolis, stroll through the narrow streets full of whitewashed houses and little shops. Lunch will be served en route. From the Amboise Gate entrance to Rhodes' Old Town, you'll walk to the Palace of the Grand Masters, paved with colorful marbles and superb mosaics. 

Pass through the street of the Knights, with its medieval buildings, towers and emblazoned facades. After your guided tour, you will have free time to browse and explore the shops and cafés. 

NOTES: Tour involves much walking on uneven surfaces and many steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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