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Rhodes Walking Tour, Grand Master Palace & Old Town Stroll

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2.5 hours

Max 7

Why take this tour?

Explore Rhodes in the company of an expert local guide who will bring to life the history, culture, and people of this long-standing powerhouse of Greek intrigue. Visit Mandraki Harbour, the former location of the most famed structure in ancient times, the Colossus of Rhodes, spend the day getting to know this important seaside city. Wander the area featuring Symis Square and the impeccably preserved Streets of the Knights in Rhodes Old Town. Wind the tour down with a true highlight - the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Go inside to explore the site believed to be the foundation of the city - when, in antiquity, the ancient temple of the sun-god Helios was built and venerated. Let your expert local frame a perfect day spent exploring Rhodes!

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Guaranteed departure
  • Created with Sketch.Small group of up to 7 people
  • Created with Sketch.Entrance ticket and tour of the Grand Master’s Palace included
  • Created with Sketch.Visit Mandraki Harbour, site of the Colossus of Rhodes
  • Created with Sketch.Explore Street of the Knights
  • 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

Palatial exploration on an ancient city stroll

Rhodes is the largest and most prominent island in the Dodecanese - the 165 islands that make up Greece’s eastern extents in the Sea of Crete. On this exploratory day with a local guide discover the places and spaces that make this historic city unforgettable.

Two statues, Elefos and Elafina now stand in the space once dominated by the feet of an impending ancient - the Colossus of Rhodes. Capturing the fascination of all who viewed, and now know of the Colossus, your guide will share the secrets to this massive symbol of Greek prominence and power. After setting the foundation for your day, begin to wander the nearby areas pausing at sites such as the Archaeology Museum and the Suleymani...

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Rhodes is the largest and most prominent island in the Dodecanese - the 165 islands that make up Greece’s eastern extents in the Sea of Crete. On this exploratory day with a local guide discover the places and spaces that make this historic city unforgettable.

Two statues, Elefos and Elafina now stand in the space once dominated by the feet of an impending ancient - the Colossus of Rhodes. Capturing the fascination of all who viewed, and now know of the Colossus, your guide will share the secrets to this massive symbol of Greek prominence and power. After setting the foundation for your day, begin to wander the nearby areas pausing at sites such as the Archaeology Museum and 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.

Walk through the Streets of the Knight, the main stretch through Old Town Rhodes with its medieval, highly-preserved, 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.

As your tour begins to reach its apex visit a true highlight - the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Explore the site believed to be the foundation of the city - when, in antiquity, the ancient temple of the sun-god Helios was built and venerated. Wander the corridors peppered with ancient mosaics and interesting artifacts. By the end of the day, your expert local has truly shown you a perfect day spent exploring Rhodes!

  • Sites Visited
  • Grand Master's Palace of Rhodes (interior)
  • Rhodes Old Town
  • Street of the Knights
  • Symis Square
  • Archaeological Museum (exterior)
  • Suleymaniye Mosque (exterior)
  • Mandraki Harbour (site of the Colossus of Rhodes)
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour