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Bus Trip to Lindos Village & Seven Springs

1. Bus Trip to Lindos Village & Seven Springs

First, visit 7 Springs, which offers a cool, magical landscape at a real oasis, swamped in greenery. Water flows out from the springs all year around, and ends up in a small lake. You can get to the lake by walking through a narrow tunnel. The second stop after 7 springs is Lindos village, which is the most popular sightseeing destination in Rhodes. Discover its charming atmosphere, friendly inhabitants, and lovely sandy beaches. During your stay in Lindos, you can explore the village by strolling through the small narrow streets dotted with wonderful souvenir shops, cafes, and restaurants. If you prefer ancient sites, then a visit to the Acropolis is a must - the view from the top is breathtaking.

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From Rhodes: Full-Day Boat Trip to Symi Island

2. From Rhodes: Full-Day Boat Trip to Symi Island

Cross the Aegean Sea from the port of Rhodes and sail to Symi Island, where traditional houses greet you as you sail into the harbor. Upon arrival, get some free time to explore the stunning island on your own or choose to follow your guide. Travel back in time at the Archaeological and Folklore Museum, visit the ruins of the knights’ castle overlooking Gialos, or explore the island's maritime history at the Naval Museum. Take a taxi boat to a secluded beach for a refreshing dip or instead try to taste as many local delicacies as possible. Afterward, board your boat once again and admire Panormitis Monastery, dedicated to the Archangel Michael and known for its miracles.

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From Rhodes Town: Day Trip to Lindos

3. From Rhodes Town: Day Trip to Lindos

Avail of worry-free transportation from Rhodes Town, Ixia or Ialyssos and admire the typical villages and beautiful landscape on the 1-hour drive to Lindos. Get dropped off at a central parking lot on arrival, from where you can stroll to the village square in 5 minutes or take the shuttle bus to arrive in just 2 minutes. Avail of 4 hours of free time to choose what you want to do. Head to the acropolis to see the ruins of the Temple of Athena Lindia, or relax on the sandy beach. Enjoy refreshments in the cafés and restaurants, or buy gifts in the boutique stores. Return to the parking lot at 3:00 PM for the return journey to Rhodes Town, Ixia and Ialyssos.

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Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

4. 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.

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Rhodes: Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley Bus Trip

5. 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. You will return to your accommodation around 2:00 PM. 

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Rhodes: Old City Segway Tour

6. Rhodes: Old City Segway Tour

Ride through the medieval city of Rhodes, discover the main sights and cover more ground than you would on foot with this segway tour. After a quick induction and safety briefing, begin the journey to your first stop, the Palace of the Grand Masters. Admire the architecture of this imposing monument before riding along the medieval Street of the Knights.  See The Church of the Virgin of the Burgh and the Medieval Moat as well as many other secret spots before continuing your journey to Rhodes' modern seaside area. Here, feel the breeze of the Aegean Sea, ride past the famous windmills, and enjoy the view at the Lighthouse of Saint Nicholas which sits at the entrance of the Mandraki harbor. Stop at several locations along the way for photos. If you haven't got a camera your guide can take photos of you and have them sent after the tour at no extra charge. Finally, follow an alternative route back to the starting point to see as much of the city as possible.

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Rhodes: Explore the New and Medieval City on Trikkes

7. Rhodes: Explore the New and Medieval City on Trikkes

Ride your Trikke through Mandraki Harbor to see the Dama-dama-dama “Deers”, the Lighthouse, the medieval Walls, the Windmills, and where the statue of Colossus was built. Then, go by Trikke under bridges, past medieval towers, and to admire the medieval moat. Along the way, you can enjoy shady spots that provide a welcome relief from the heat of the day. Feel like a true adventurer as you visit historic sites and travel back into the past. Crossing the narrow streets in the heart of the old town, you will visit Sokratous Street and the Castellania building. Go past the Archeological Museum, Panaghia Bourgou Church, and Ibrahim Pasha Mosque. Appreciate the architectural beauty of the city on this Trikke tour.

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Lindos: 7-Hour Trip From Rhodes Town

8. Lindos: 7-Hour Trip From Rhodes Town

The archaeological site of Lindos is a popular holiday destination, known and loved for its fine beaches and the stately ancient citadel that sits on a steep cliff overlooking the sea. Situated on the southeast coast of Rhodes, Lindos is a must-see for visitors to this Greek island. Meet your driver at your hotel in Rhodes Town and begin the day’s journey with an air-conditioned drive to the Acropolis of Greece. Just 55 kilometers later, enjoy 5 hours of free time to explore Lindos at your own pace.  Climb the hill to the Acropolis of Lindos and relish in breathtaking panoramic views of the surroundings from a height of 300 meters. Wander through the narrow streets of the traditional Greek village. Taste the local cuisine in one of the taverns or swim at one of the most impressive beaches on the island.

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

9. 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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Rhodes: New and Old Town Guided Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Rhodes

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 292 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!

Our trip to Lindos was really well organised, pick up 5 mins walk from our hotel. The coach arrived on time at a reasonable time in the morning (9:45) and was easy to identify. We had just over 4 hours in Lindos, which was perfect for a look around and a leisurely lunch. The driver was informative and friendly. It was exactly what we were looking for.

We did the tour with our children (21 and 12 years old) and it was great fun. It was perfectly organized and everything went very well. We would never have seen so much of the city if we had walked through it. Highly recommended!

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

On time - exact description - very good bus driver