Rhodes
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East Coast of Rhodes Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling Activity

1. East Coast of Rhodes Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling Activity

Go sea kayaking from Kathara Beach, in the Faliraki area. From there, you’ll paddle alongside secluded beaches and spectacular rock formations that contribute to the emerald green color of the waters around you. During this 5-hour activity, there will be multiple opportunities for swimming and snorkeling at Ladiko and Traounou Beach, followed by a delicious homemade picnic at Traounou Beach. On the return trip, take your time and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. After arriving back at the starting point, some time will be given to relax and have a shower at the nearby taverna/beach bar. Finally, you’ll be transferred back to your pickup location, if you choose the tour option with transfers.

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

2. 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: Guided Walk and Wine Tasting Tour in Medieval Town

3. Rhodes: Guided Walk and Wine Tasting Tour in Medieval Town

 This exclusive half-day tour is perfect for wine lovers and history buffs who want to immerse themselves in the medieval history of Rhodes and discover why modern Greek wines are becoming so popular. Begin by exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rhodes Town. Secured behind a deep moat within a double ring of lofty walls, the Old Town is like a medieval time capsule, transporting visitors back to the era of the Knights of St. John.  A passionate, knowledgeable guide will lead you on a tour through the atmospheric, winding streets, pointing out medieval monuments and describing how the battles and sieges faced by the Hospitaller Knights shaped the town. The walking tour concludes at the Palace of the Grand Masters, a 14th-century fortified castle that was restored in the 1930s. Today it’s a museum housing medieval furniture, elaborate mosaics, and archaeological exhibits from across the island. Once you’ve finished exploring the Palace, wander down the famous Street of the Knights, the best-preserved medieval street in Europe. The last stop of the tour is the Inn of Auvergne, built in 1507. In the beautiful back garden you will taste award-winning local wines while lunching on traditional Greek meze. 

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Rhodes Culture & Traditions Private Minivan Tour

4. Rhodes Culture & Traditions Private Minivan Tour

The rich ancient history of Rhodes has left an inescapable impression on the culture and traditions of the islanders who live here today. This exclusive half-day tour will introduce you to the hidden side of the island. You’ll learn about a traditional way of life that has survived throughout the centuries. Begin with a visit to the picturesque village of Koskinou, nestled to the south of Rhodes Town. Famous for its narrow, winding streets and vibrant, colorful houses, it’s also home to the Koskinou Traditional House. Here, you’ll travel back in time 120 years, as your guide explains the customs and traditions of the islanders using the fascinating items that decorate the building. Learn about the religious life of Rhodes at a traditional village church where your guide will explain how religion and daily life are closely entwined, and demystify the symbolism and ritual of Greek Orthodoxy. Finally, you’ll learn about the arts and crafts of Rhodes with a visit to a traditional pottery workshop. Here, the master potter will give a pottery demonstration and explain the classic motifs that adorn Greek ceramics. Leave with a deeper understanding of why Greek pottery is famed around the world.

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Rhodes: Kallithea & Antony Quinn Bay Private Sailing Trip

5. Rhodes: Kallithea & Antony Quinn Bay Private Sailing Trip

Hop onboard your private boat for the day in Rhodes’ New Marina, then set sail toward Anthony Quinn Bay. Soak up the gorgeous Greek weather and admire stunning views of the coastline as you cruise across the water. Arrive at the bay, which was named after the famous actor Anthony Quinn and the "The Guns of Navarone" movie that was filmed here. Anchor at around 11:30 AM, then spend two hours relaxing on the deck or swimming in the crystal clear water. After Anthony Quinn Bay, continue to Kallithea Thermes Bay, one of the most beautiful places in Rhodes. Learn about the location’s impressive spa, which dates back to the 7th century B.C. Enjoy time to swim in the recently renovated Kallithea Springs, and go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life. At the end of an unforgettable day, begin the return journey to port, arriving at around 3:30 PM.

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Lindos: Lindos Village and Acropolis Guided Walking Tour

6. Lindos: Lindos Village and Acropolis Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide in Lindos, located outside of Rhodes Town, in the southeast of Rhodes island. Wander together through the narrow streets of the village. Built on top of the ruins of the ancient city, these small white cubic houses maintain a unique architectural character and are a protected site today. Learn about the history of the ancient town and the habits of its people today and in the past. A path carved on the hill since antiquity will lead you to walk 297 steps uphill to visit the Acropolis at the top. The walls have been protecting this fortress since medieval times. On the way down, relax in a nice local cafe and enjoy a refreshing drink.

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What people are saying about Rhodes

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 289 reviews

Everything was perfect, from start to the end, well organized with fun instructors (4 of them) werry friendly talkative and patient.This trip was a brilliant choice and worth the money endeedi strongly recommend this to everyone.Was my first time on a kayak and was really brilliant, had a great time and i enjoy, will never forget

Fascinating visit to discover Lindos and its acropolis. The climb was not too heavy, our guide Dimitris prepared some stops during which he told the history of the site with anecdotes and curiosities. The view from the acropolis is beautiful. Visit and (and guide!) Absolutely recommended.

Was really very good and a lot of fun. Very nice guides who give you good tips for the whole holiday. Souvenir photos are also thought of. At the end there is a final drink that you have earned.

Great experience. Highly Recommended. With an all-round carefree package. We received great snacks in a great atmosphere. Plus lots of great souvenir photos.

Great tour with lots of information and a nice picnic! We had a lot of fun and would book the tour again at any time.