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Tale of Two-and-A-Half Cities: Rhodes, Lindos, Monte Smith

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Key facts

Where: Rhodes , Greece Duration: 8 hours

Highlights

  • See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Town Rhodes
  • Admire one of the most impressive acropolises of antiquity in Lindos
  • Walk through an ancient stadium where the Olympians of Rhodes used to face off against one another

Overview

Seize the opportunity to visit three ancient cities in one day: Rhodes Old Town, the Acropolis of Monte Smith and Lindos.

The Old Town of Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with time-tested fortifications that look out over a pure blue sea.

Lindos is one of Greece’s most beautiful villages, and is affectionately called the “Jewel of Rhodes.”

The Acropolis of Monte Smith bespeaks an ancient history and affords magnificent views of Turkey across the sea.

Itinerary

The tour starts from Rhodes City Post Office, where you’ll embark for this Two-and-a-Half Cities Tour. A licensed English-speaking guide will walk you through the rich and textured history of the region.

Start the day in the Old Townof Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where every alley and edifice bears the evidence of empires past.

Enter the towering city walls of the oldest inhabited medieval city in Europe and ford the city moat, whose beautiful harbor setting belies its martial purpose.

Stroll down narrow, nameless streets where buildings dating from the days of the Knights of St John are now filled with cafes, shops, and boutiques.

Drive to the enchanting village of Lindos and tour the ruins of this former Dorian trading center that once connected the Phoenician and Greek empires. Tour a perched medieval castle whose walls follow the natural contours of a cliff, then look out over the harbor like an ancient sentinel.

The Acropolis of Lindos, devoted to the Goddess Athena, was built in the city’s golden age in the 6th century BC and was used as a fortress through Ottoman times.

Climb to the hill of Monte Smith, named for a British admiral, where the ruins of Rhodes’ ancient acropolis are elegantly laid out in a lush archaeological park.

You’ll be returned by coach to your hotel in Rhodes at tour’s end.

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Reviews

It was a nice hike up to see the Acropolis, you could have used a donkey if you did not feel like the climb... William A Ecock

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 May - 30 Sep: Tuesdays and Fridays

Duration

8 hours

Start time

Start time: 0900h (9:00am)
Duration: 8 hours

Meeting point

The tour starts from Rhodes City Post Office.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Hotel Pick-up and drop-off in an air-conditioned coach
  • Licensed English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees to the Archaeological site of Lindos €6

Do/Dont's

Do wear comfortable walking shoes Do bring sun protection (cream, hat, sunglasses)

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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  • "Trip to Lindos Acropolis" It was a nice hike up to see the Acropolis, you could have used a donkey if you did not feel like the climb...
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