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Acropolis of Rhodes

Acropolis of Rhodes

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Free admission
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The Basics

The Acropolis of Rhodes is one of the most accessible ancient sites on the island. Alongside the Temple of Apollo, other notable ruins include the remnants of an 800-capacity Roman odeon and traces of a 3rd-century BC stadium. Most guided tours of Rhodes include a visit to the acropolis. These include half-day tours to Rhodes’ eastern side and full-day trips around the island, which typically stop at the 4,000-year-old Acropolis of Lindos as well.

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Private Tour Rhodes, Acropolis, Master Palace of Knights & Old Town of Rhodes
Private Tour Rhodes, Acropolis, Master Palace of Knights & Old Town of Rhodes
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$276.83 per adult
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Awesome day in Rhodes
Our tour guide John was wonderful....we truly experienced Rhodes..from the historical aspect to life in a small town. John truly loves his job......He was great with my 80 year old mother in law...went at our pace. I highly recommend this tour.
Excursion645358, Nov 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Rhodes

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COVID safe wonderful Rhodes excursion
Valerie_T, Jul 2021
RHODES BEST INTRODUCTION - FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS - HALF DAY - Up to 4 People
We went on Celebrity Cruise this July. I booked with Rhodes Shore Excursion on our stop here and had a blast! We communicated via email and Nicholas was quick to respond. His brother Michalis met us at the port in a Mercedes S class. Water was offered throughout the trip, and, off course, the ride was smooth. We had enough time to get some photos at Mandraki Port--near the gates with 2 deer stands. He told us how this place is believed to be where the Colossus of Rhodes used to stand. We passed by the church of the annunciation and more pictures were taken near the medieval windmills. On our way to Lindos, we stopped at Anthony Quinn Bay which was beautiful and not crowded at all especially now. You can take some wonderful photos here with beautiful views. We also stopped by other areas for great views of the city down below. We explored the town of Lindos and climbed up the acropolis on our own. An hour and a half to 2 hours should be enough to include shopping for souvenirs/getting more pictures/drink some smoothies/eat a crepe. We chose to walk up instead of riding the donkeys. Michalis met us on the bottom. On our way back, we stopped by a family-owned ceramic factory. They showed us their craft (pottery making and painting) and my children brought their souvenir "fair cup" there. We stopped by Agios Pavlos beach -- where st paul was believed to have preached. It had beautiful clear waters but there was a walk down. Not crowded as well. a good place to swim. We had lunch as recommended by Michael--Mama Sophia restaurant which was family-owned restaurant with delicious greek delicacies and friendly servers who gave all of us free dessert! On our way back to the ship, we explored the Castle of the Grand Master on our own. you will pass by Mandraki port once more which is not a far walk to the ship. All in all, this was GREAT excursion--the best way to see Rhodes if you only have a few hours/a day. Thank you once again to Nicholas for calling in the middle of the tour and making sure all is going well. And off course to Michael, who gave us a wonderful time, and a bottle of olive oil and capers for souvenirs! thank you. You are very much recommended!
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Beautiful Day in Rhodes!
Kyliew70, Dec 2019
Best of RHODES & LINDOS Private Tour
Mum and I had a lovely time on this tour. Dominique, our tour guide, was friendly and informative, and returned us to our boat safe and sound. Rhodes is a beautiful place!
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Rhodes
Roam279617, Oct 2019
RHODES BEST INTRODUCTION - FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS - HALF DAY - Up to 4 People
We were met by the owner Nicholas and our driver and guide Andrew when we got off our ship. Both gentleman were amazing. Our tour of Rhodes was just wonderful. It is a place I will revisit. Andrew was very knowledgeable and a joy to spend the day with.
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An knowledgeable and excellent driver - great way to see Rhodes in comfort
tjmooremd, Oct 2019
BEST OF RHODES - HALF DAY PRIVATE TOUR - max 4 people
Dominique was our driver and he was the best. He has been doing this for over 30 years and not only showed us the best sights but allowed us to customize anything we wanted. His knowledge of the island and history was better than any tour guide we've had on this holiday so far.
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Excellent excursion!!!!
Dudley463, Oct 2019
Private Tour Rhodes, Acropolis, Master Palace of Knights & Old Town of Rhodes
You won’t go wrong with this one. You have as much time as you want at each site. Very flexible. Our driver was excellent and very attentive to our needs.
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Fun in Rhodes
phxdelta, Sep 2019
Best of RHODES & LINDOS Private Tour
Agatopolie (Aga) met us at the dock early as promised and whisked us on our way through the Old Town pointing out all of the highlights. We then traveled through the city, stopping at famous sites and locations for detailed history and pictures. On our journey to Lindos we stopped to learn about the famous pottery craftsmen and watch them in action. We then explored Lindos and made stops on the way back to an authentic Greek restaurant with a beautiful panoramic view and a local honey vendor. Aga was a very knowledgable and courteous driver and guide!
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What a tour! Can't go wrong.
Derek M, Aug 2019
RHODES BEST INTRODUCTION - FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS - HALF DAY - Up to 4 People
Great tour. Amazing driver. Very knowledgeable of the area and made the adventure fun and enjoyable.
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Looking Back on a Fabulous Tour
EileenSanFrancisco, Aug 2019
RHODES BEST INTRODUCTION - FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS - HALF DAY - Up to 4 People
I am 90 years old and traveled to Rhodes with my two "younger" friends (ages 60 and 63). We engaged this company for their "First Time Visitors" tour. Our driver, Michael, was on time, friendly, knew the history of everything, and was delightfully flexible. Needless to say, I couldn't walk as much as my two friends, but Michael kept me company when they climbed up to the Lindos Acropolis. On the way back to Rhodes City, we saw some intriguing little villages and Michael happily turned off the main road so that we could explore them. What a treat it was to not be bound by a strict tour schedule. It made us feel as if we were designing the tour with him. We saw everything that was promised and then some.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Acropolis of Rhodes is a must-visit for history buffs and first-time visitors to the island.

  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

  • Allow about two hours to tour the complex and soak up the views.

  • The Acropolis of Rhodes is not easily accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

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How to Get There

The Acropolis of Rhodes is located on the slopes of Monte Smith, just southwest of Rhodes Old Town. It’s a steep 30-minute hike up from town, or you can catch city bus 5. Many guided tours pass by or visit the site.

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When to Get There

While the grounds are open 24 hours a day, the best time to visit the acropolis is around sunset, when the views across the city and sea from the Temple of Pythian Apollo are often spectacular. However, this is also the busiest time—consider a sunrise visit to get the place a little more to yourself.

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Historical Sites on Rhodes

The Acropolis of Rhodes is one of several important historical sites on the island. The Acropolis of Lindos, with ruins dating back some 2,500 years, is one of the best-preserved sites on Rhodes, while the Hellenistic ruins of Kamiros stretch across the island’s northwest coast. To learn more about Rhodes’ human history, pay a visit to the Archaeological Museum in Old Town.

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