Rhodes Panorama Driving Tour

A great swimming beach in St. Paul's Bay
This ultimate tour of Rhodes takes you to all the major historic sites and scenic vistas on the island. Your driver will take you to some of the island's most important sites, sharing interesting, historical, and cultural information along the way. 

You'll start in Rhodes' medieval OldTown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll pass through stone gateways, the Agora, and the Collachium. The Old Town is incredibly preserved and home to numerous churches, marble coats of arms, cannonballs, the inns of the Knights, and the impressive Palace of the Grand Masters.

Next, head to the New Town, which contrasts well with the Old Town. Enjoy Neo-Colonial and Italianate style architecture, and feel the buzz of the lively old harbor. You'll notice tall columns and two bronze deer, which act as landmarks of the island. According to tradition, this was where the famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, once stood.

The New Town is also where Venetian, Gothic, and Asian elements blend. You'll pass the City Hall and the Governor’s Palace, built in Venetian style with details similar to the Doge’s Palace in Venice. The National Theater of Rhodes features international and Italian architecture known as Teatro Puccini.

Continue up the hillside to Monte Smith, the Acropolis of Rhodes overlooking the city. Enjoy the views and visit the Temple of Apollo, the restored Ancient Stadium, and the Greek Theater. Then head to Lindos, making a stop at Anthony Quinn Bay, named after the famous Hollywood actor. You'll also stop at the picturesque Tsambica Beach.

If you'd like, you can also stop at a pottery workshop to observe a potter working at the wheel. View the variations of famous pottery from Rhodes and learn the mystery behind the Pythagorean cup. Then continue enjoying your drive to Lindos, especially as the Acropolis of Lindos comes into view, and stop for photos at picturesque St. Paul's Bay.

You'll start your exploration of Lindos in its main square, climbing up to the Acropolis and strolling through the many narrow cobblestone pathways. Marvel at the different monuments, including the 4th-century BCE Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, a double-winged portico, a Byzantine church, and the Knights' fortifications.

You'll follow the scenic coastal road to Faliraki Beach and Kallithea Spa on your way back to Rhodes Town

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