During this excursion, you will learn about a vibrant Jewish community that was wiped out in World War II. The impact this group of people had on the history of Rhodes will be apparent when you tour the Juderia (the Jewish Quarter of the Medieval City) and other Jewish sites. Among other things, you will leave this tour with a greater insight into a unique population and an appreciation of the efforts to preserve its history.
Jewish Heritage, Rhodes Town, East Coast, Lindos
Private Shore Excursion 6:00 hours
From the cruise ship dock/pier we drive to the historical buildings where the Venetian, Gothic and Arabic elements blend:
We then drive up the hillside to Monte Smith, the Acropolis of Rhodes City. Here visitors enjoy a panoramic view of the city, both East and West Coasts. Also, the Temple of Apollo, the Hellenistic Stadium, and the Ancient Theater. (Stop Visit Photos)
We drive to the East Coast of the City and visit:
The drive continues 50 kilometers / 35 miles southeast to Lindos past picturesque little villages.
On the way you visit the Anthony Quinn Bay - Takes its name from the famous Hollywood actor, who owns a large property in this area. Since filming the "Guns of Navarone" in Rhodes Island - scenic (Stop Visit Pictures)
One mile before Lindos we stop at a vantage point for a panoramic picture of the acropolis, the village, and the port of Lindos.
Next, we drive down to St. Paul's Bay, a site of incredible wild beauty. From this point you can also view the cave where "The Guns of Navarone" was filmed.
Then we drive you to the main square of Lindos Village, so you can explore the white village and climb up the Acropolis of Lindos or take a "Lindos Taxi"—a donkey! The view from the top is truly extraordinary.
Later we will meet you at the main square of Lindos for the return trip. The last 14 kilometers / 8 mile we drive through the coast road of Kallithea and Faliraki.
We will take you back to your cruise ship. If you prefer to be taken to the Medieval City for independent browsing, you will be responsible for returning on foot to the ship, docked about a quarter-mile away.
Duration: 6:00 hours.
Suggested Time for this excursion: All the year round.
Activity Level: Moderate.
Driver: English speaking knowledgeable tour/driver specialize in private shore excursions (or multilingual upon request)
Departure Time: 8:30 AM. Or later depend on your cruise ship dock time. If the ship arrives late into port, we'll adjust our schedules, and the rental time will start from the moment you meet your tour/driver.
Starting Point: We meet at the pier/dock.
Excursion Extensions: You can extend or change the itinerary of this private shore excursion as you wish.
You may extend this tour and add lunch time at a seaside village at the Mediterranean Sea right on the water’s edge (scenic) with fresh seafood, Rhodian cuisine and excellent local wines. You can also extend this tour and add the highlights and landmarks you want to visit.
(Stop Pictures) = Stop and get out of the car for pictures from outside of the Sight/building
(Stop Visit Pictures) = Stop and visit - go inside the sight/building for pictures
Direction: From the North to South East of the Island
Speed Limits: Minimum 50km / 32mi Maximum 90km / 56mi
Covered Kilometers / Miles: Roundtrip approximately 128km / 79,53mi
1. The Synagogue and the Museum are closed on Saturdays. The Jewish Cemetery closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
2. To reach the Acropolis of Lindos you will be required to climb 292 steps, or ride on a donkey.
3. If you have elderly people in your group, we can drive them down on the beautiful beach of Lindos have a drink and a nice discuss with the driver and enjoy the panoramic view while they are waiting for you to climb up the Acropolis of Lindos.
4. You may prefer to use ATM machines when you need cash. ATMs are everywhere.
Excursion Entrance Fees:
Acropolis of Rhodes and Ancient Stadium Free
Acropolis of Lindos 12 Euros per person, Children under 18 years old free, No charge to enter Lindos village. If you wish a donkey ride is 6 Euros per person
Archeological sites and museums accept only Euros in cash - No foreign currencies or credit cards.
Excursion Landmarks Opening Hours:
The Synagogue and the Museum: April to October Daily 10:00 - 15:00, (closed on Saturdays)
The Jewish Cemetery Daily 8:00 - 13:00 (closed on Saturdays)
Acropolis of Rhodes and Ancient Stadium Are Open Sites
Acropolis of Lindos Daily 08.00 -19.40 April to October 08.00 -14.40 November to March
For additional information about this excursion / prices / cost / extensions / or to make future reservations, please submit an online request. If you book now, your private shore excursion will be confirmed within 24 hours.
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