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

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

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

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

The medieval city of Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known throughout the world. Less well known, however, is the Jewish Quarter that once flourished within its walls. This exclusive half-day tour introduces you to the fascinating Jewish heritage of Rhodes Old Town, before taking you back in time to its medieval origins. Start with a stroll through La Juderia, the Jewish Quarter, wandering along the narrow, winding lanes, learning from a local knowledgeable guide as they bring to life the history of La Juderia and the Jewish people who made Rhodes their home.  Along the way, visit notable Jewish landmarks including Alhadeff Park and Alhadeff Street, named after a prominent Jewish family, the Square of the Martyred Jews and its seahorse fountain, and the Holocaust Memorial. You’ll also visit the Kahal Kadosh Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Greece, and the Jewish Museum of Rhodes.  Next, take a journey back in time to the medieval period. The guide will describe how the battles and sieges fought by the Knights of St. John shaped the town we see today. Admire medieval monuments and walk along the famous Street of the Knights, the best-preserved medieval street in Europe. The tour concludes at the 14th century Palace of the Grand Master, once home to the leader of the Knights of St. John of Rhodes. Today it’s a museum housing medieval furniture, elaborate mosaics, and archaeological exhibits from Rhodes. 

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Rhodes: Old Town Private Walking Tour with an Expert Guide

4. Rhodes: Old Town Private Walking Tour with an Expert Guide

Immerse yourself in the medieval charm of Rhodes' old town — a UNESCO World Heritage Site that warrants the attention of history enthusiasts. On this guided walking tour, you'll see some of the town's iconic attractions and learn about their intriguing past. Meet your guide at the Palace of the Grand Masters, one of the few remaining sites of Gothic architecture in Greece. Pause to admire the castle and learn how it has undergone multiple changes throughout history. Walk down the Street of the Knights, a cobbled lane sure to stir up interesting conversations about the Knights Hospitaller. Make your way into the Jewish quarter of the old town and visit the Church of the Virgin of the Burgh, a 14th-century citadel that has survived several damages from WWII. Continue down the sandy paths of the medieval moat surrounded by lush green gardens and the city wall. Your guide will also take you around a few hidden gems before the tour comes to an end, and you can spend the rest of the day exploring the old town a bit more or head straight to the beach.

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What people are saying about Rhodes

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 19 reviews

I have been taking the red bus hop on hop off ,was a beautiful trip you can take an absolutely nice pictures!!! Then I went with poseidon submarine which was a fantastic journey again you have there a lots of opportunities to take nice pictures from the whole city , harbour and of course the fishes , absolutely lovely staff, very helpful and so kind!!!! Recommended 100%!!!!

We had a very enjoyable day. Delphi was great & our tour guide, Kostas was extremely knowledgeable about Greek History & Greek Mythology. We highly recommend this excursion!

We recommend. And the 9D is not to be underestimated :-). A cinematic experience with all your senses. We were there as a family ... from 6-70 years and everyone had fun.

We had an absolutely great and brilliant tour. Great English, great knowledge! An unforgettable experience.

It is definitely worth it. Fun for smaller children too