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Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. 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.

Rhodes: Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley Bus Trip

2. Rhodes: Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley Bus Trip

Be collected at your accommodation around 9:00 AM. Then head to your first destination, Filerimos Hill. Here, visit the monastery of Our Lady and the remains of the Ancient Acropolis of Ialyssos, which is one of the three ancient cities of Rhodes island. You can walk along a Golgotha, which is a tree-sheltered pathway with a series of shrines with scenes of the Holy Passion. This footpath leads to an enormous imposing cross, which from the top you can admire the outstanding view of the villages and bright green valleys.  Next, visit the Valley of Butterflies. This is a unique and peaceful ecological setting, which is a true representation of local nature, with narrow rock walkways, lakes decorated by water-lilies, rustic bridges, running waters, waterfalls, and resting places loaded with millions of brown-red butterflies. Visit the local museum there, and admire the large variety of different species and intricate photographs. You will return to your accommodation around 2:00 PM. 

Rhodes: New and Old Town Guided Tour

3. 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.

Rhodes: Retro Electric Bike Tour with Personal Photographer

4. Rhodes: Retro Electric Bike Tour with Personal Photographer

Explore the streets of Rhodes by retro-style e-bike and have your favorite moments captured by your very own photographer. Meet your guide at Odix Concept Store where you'll be set up with your E-bike, and then embark on your journey around the city. The guide will take photos along the way, so you can simply enjoy the ride and sights. Make your way through the New Town, the Old Town, and stop off at the Acropolis of Rhodes, with stunning views of the Aegean Sea. The tour will end back at the bike store, where you can enjoy a drink on the house. All photos taken by the photographer will be edited and sent to you via email.

Rhodes Town and Lindos: Private Minibus Tour

5. Rhodes Town and Lindos: Private Minibus Tour

Start the tour with a nice introduction to Rhodes Island and a relaxing drive along the East Coast towards Lindos village, located about an hour from Rhodes Town. See a typical countryside landscape with olive tree groves, small villages, and beautiful bays. Check out the highest spot on Rhodes Island, Attaviros Mountain, and marvel at the attractive resorts. Upon arrival in Lindos, admire one of the most impressive sites of the island. There will be stops to capture the panoramic view of Lindos, as well as to visit the famed St. Paul’s Bay, situated at the backside of the village. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Lindos village with help from the map provided by your tour driver, which will contain historical information and directions for navigating the area. Lindos is a must-see site with a great cosmopolitan feel, labyrinthine streets, white-washed houses, religious and ancient monuments, cozy restaurants, and stylish boutiques. Take a leisurely walk, check out local crafts, snap great photos, sample ice cream or fresh orange juice, or head to the Acropolis of Lindos and tour the archaeological site. Meet your driver again and continue to the next stop, the capital city of Rhodes Town. Enjoy a panoramic drive, along the way observing all the town’s major administrative buildings like the Town Hall, the Court, Prefecture Offices, Central Post, National Theatre, and the Main Church. Stop by the Lighthouse of St. Nicholas Fortress, located next to the Colossus site and the Mandraki Port’s windmills. Then, drive to the highest part of the city, also known as Mount Smith, where the Acropolis of Rhodes and the Temple of Apollo are situated. Stop for photos to capture the unforgettable view overlooking Rhodes Town, the northernmost point of Rhodes Island, and the coastline of Asia Minor. After the tour, return to your accommodation or continue your day in Medieval Rhodes Town.

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What people are saying about Acropolis of Rhodes

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 340 reviews

Super great trip with Manos! Great tour guide with a good knowledge of German. Manos also shows corners where the tourist bus cannot get there. A lot of knowledge since he has been running the office in Rhodes for 22 years. Definitely recommend the tour. Super well-maintained, clean vehicle with all the ailments. Covid requirements all met. Therefore 5 stars! Thank you MANOS!

It was excellent. The bus stop was directly across the cruise ship exit, the driver had our names in his smart phone and remembered us when we boarded again. Fabulous. Thank you.

Everything was great, it was a very great trip with many sights and a very nice driver who explained everything.

An Excellent introduction to Rhodes and it’s history. Very convenient pickup at the cruise port.

Really enjoyed the bus tour. Very interesting and a reasonable price. Thoroughly recommend!