If you plan to visit Greece on board a cruise-ship and you have a group of 10 persons and more we recommend you to book one of the following private shore-excursions.
What are the advantages of booking private shore excursions?
* You choose the starting time of the tour and you avoid the crowds.
* You have a tailor made tour to suit your specific needs.
* You can book a private professional tour guide, who speaks your language and has the required knowledge to cover your special interests in archaeology, art, history, Bible history etc.
* You get competitive group tour rates from a minimum of 10 participants.
* You may choose a variety of Mediterranean dishes that are offered during the full day tours (exceeding 5 hours).
Choose the tour that meets you expectation and send us your request specifying exact arrival date&time as well as participants number
HALF DAY RHODES & LINDOS COMBINED (4,5 hours)
Drive along the picturesque south-eastern coastline, dotted with white-washed villages, to Lindos, one of the most important of the three great cities of ancient times. See how this entire city is guarded by medieval walls which were constructed by the knights of St. John in the 13th century. Within them stands the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, on the brink of a precipice 400 feet above the sea.
From the Acropolis, marvel at the breathtaking views covering the great expanse of the Aegean Sea and St. Paul’s bay, where the apostle cast anchor during his historic voyage to Ephesus. Proceed on foot uphill, to the great leading from the Hellenistic Portico to the Acropolis and Temple of Athena. Should you wish to make your way up by mule, a fee must be paid to the local muleteer. After the guided tour of the Acropolis return to Rhodes.
Enjoy a panoramic drive through the new part of the city before continuing to Mount Smith to see the ruins of ancient Rhodes, the Temple of Apollo and Diagoras Stadium. Afterwards your motor coach will drop you off at Gate d’ Amboise, the starting point of the walking tour, through the medieval city of Rhodes. Follow your guide through the northern part where once the knights and their attendants lived. View the Palace of the Knights and continue walking down the Streets of the Knights to meet up with your motor coach and return back to the ship.
HALF DAY OLD CITY OF RHODES & PHILERIMOS (4 hours)
Drive along the medieval walls to the summit of Mount Smith, the Acropolis of ancient Rhodes. From the tumbled massive pillars of the Temple of Athena, the view encompasses the nearby Temple of Apollo, the stadium of Diagoras and the port, once protected by the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The drive continues across the island to Philerimos. The summit of Philerimos was the site of Ialysos, one of the three ancient cities of Rhodes. Later sites include the restored Byzantine church of our Lady of Philerimos, a chapel with 15th century frescoes, and the ruined Castle of the Knights. After the visit return to Rhodes and begin a guided walk of the old walled city to the Gate D`Amboise. It is a pleasure to stroll the street of the Knights with its medieval buildings, winding alleys, towers, turrets and emblazoned facades. You will then visit the impressive Grand Master’s Palace and have the chance to see the superb mosaics.
∙ Some times the cruise ships will give priority to those passengers who have pre-paid their shore excursions on board of the ship and won’t let other passengers onto tenders until all the “tour group” people are off. This may cause changes on private independent shore trips. With the assistance of a tour leader try to get off the ship before the tour groups disembark.
∙ Aristotle Travel representative will meet you at the port holding a sign with your name on it.
∙ Expect mostly warm weather in Greece during the day and cooler at night. For shore trips, comfortable walking shoes, sun glasses, hat and loose fitted clothing are strongly recommended. In some religious sites, shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted.