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Private Tour: Medieval Rhodes Walking Tour & Market Tastings

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2.5 hours

Private Tour

Why take this private tour?

Explore Rhodes in the company of an expert local guide who will bring to life the past of this long-standing powerhouse of Greek culture. Starting from the beautiful Mandraki Harbour, the former location of the most famed statue in ancient days, the Colossus of Rhodes. Wander the area featuring the varied Italian architecture including the sites of Nea Agora (New Market), Teatro Puccini (National Theater), Casa del Fascio (House of Fascism), and the Palazzo Governale with its arched colonnade of Venetian-style splendor. Visit Symis Square and the impeccably preserved Streets of the Knights in Old Town. Even get a taste of Rhodes local culture with a sip of Suma liqueur - a true local delicacy. Spend the day getting to know this important seaside city with a friendly local! This tour is a private experience with the added benefit of being for your group only, led by a private local guide. These private experiences enjoy a more intimate setting along with the ability to tour at your desired pace.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Guaranteed departure
  • Created with Sketch.Small private group
  • Created with Sketch.Explore Mandraki Harbour, site of the Colossus of Rhodes
  • Created with Sketch.View Venetian architecture, walk Rhodes’ Old Town highlights
  • Created with Sketch.Stroll the Street of the Knights and see the Grand Master Palace (from the exterior)
  • Created with Sketch.Taste Suma liqueur, at a restaurant terrace with reserved distanced seating where you can chose to dine in safety if you please
  • Created with Sketch.Headsets included from the first participant

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

A Colossus statue, Italian architecture, the local sites of Rhodes

Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese - a165 island medley that makes up the eastern sections within the Sea of Crete. On this exploratory day with a local guide take to the streets to explore the places and spaces that make this historic city unforgettable.

Meet your local guide - an expert on the local history and culture near the two statues - Elefos and Elafina that now stand in the space once dominated an impending ancient - the Colossus of Rhodes. Grow more and more fascinated by the story of the Colossus - learning of its symbolism and prominence in the ancient world.

Depart the harbour to wander the nearby areas pausi...

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Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese - a165 island medley that makes up the eastern sections within the Sea of Crete. On this exploratory day with a local guide take to the streets to explore the places and spaces that make this historic city unforgettable.

Meet your local guide - an expert on the local history and culture near the two statues - Elefos and Elafina that now stand in the space once dominated an impending ancient - the Colossus of Rhodes. Grow more and more fascinated by the story of the Colossus - learning of its symbolism and prominence in the ancient world.

Depart the harbour to wander the nearby areas pausing before the varied Italian architecture where civic function once dominated the region. Take in the surrounding Italian architecture including the sites of Nea Agora (New Market), Teatro Puccini (National Theater), Casa del Fascio (House of Fascism), and the Palazzo Governale with its arched colonnade of Venetian-style splendor.

As your day grows, walk into Old Town and through the Streets of the Knight, the main stretch with its medieval and resurrected streets - a great way to envision the past. Hear of the surrounding buildings various functions including the location of government offices as well as cultural institutions. Head to the Archeology Museum of Rhodes to view it from the exterior, (maybe entice you to visit on your own at another time?) Even get a taste of Rhodes local culture with a sip of Suma liqueur - a true local delicacy.

Wrap your day in front of the Suleymaniye Mosque, built by the Ottoman Empire as Rhodes' very first mosque and still stands today as a reconstructed symbol of past powers and past history.

  • Sites Visited
  • Mandraki Harbour (site of the Colossus of Rhodes)
  • Nea Agora
  • Teatro Puccini
  • Casa de Faschio
  • Military building
  • Palazzo Governale
  • Symis Square
  • Streets of the Knights
  • Archaeological Museum (exterior)
  • Suleymaniye Mosque (exterior)
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Tastings - Local products
Price varies by group size