Rhodes Old and New Town Walking Tour
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece and is famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. On this walking tour, you will see the most important landmarks and highlights of both the old town, construction of which began in 407 BC, and the “new” city.
The Old Town of Rhodes is a mosaic of different cultures and civilizations; as one rarely has the chance to stroll within medieval walls and explore twenty-four centuries of history. The Palace of the Grand Master is certainly its highlight. Originally a Byzantine fortress built at the end of the 7th century A.D. was converted in the early 14th century by the Knights of the Order of Saint John into the residence of the Grand Master of the order and the administrative headquarters of their state.
Outside the walls of the Old Town lies the “new” city, with its magnificent Venetian, neoclassic and modern buildings. Among the most remarkable buildings are the Post Office, constructed by the Italian architect Florestano di Fausto, the Prefecture of the Dodecanese, formerly the Italian Governor’s Palace that resembles the Doge’s Palace in Venice, Evangelismos Church (Church of the Annunciation), the Town Hall and the National Theatre.
Your tour guide will tell you some stories (through the old and new city) and will offer you greek coffee, authentic Greek meal, and wine.
– Walk through the Medieval city
– Break for greek coffee and stories
– Walking through some hot spots of the new city
– Lunch at a restaurant with delicious food from Rhodes and Creta island
– Guiding Services
– Professional photographer
– Lunch & Wine and Coffee