Excursion Program on Rhodes- City Tour & Filerimos
From ancient times until today Rhodes is a popular destination. At the entrance to Mandraki Harbor guests can see the location where the Collossos of Rhodes – one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World used to stand tall. All travelers are amazed by the Island’s natural beauty, rich history, remarkable culture and architecture. The Old Town of Rhodes, from the Medieval Period of St. John Knights, is the part of the World Culture Heritage and is protected by UNESCO. Here you can visit the Grand Master’s Palace, explore the narrow pebbled streets, relax in the square near by the fountain, shop, visit the Hospital of the Knights now converted into a museum. The magic of the Old Town is irresistible. The Medieval architecture dominates the skyline complimented by the New Town where you can see modern buildings including the city’s business center built during the Italian occupation in 1930’s.
In addition to the half day tour of Rhodes town we recommend another half day tour: visit also Filerimos. See the facinating Virging Marey of Filerimos monastery with two altars Catholic and Orthodox. Also on the top of the hill there is a huge cross (20 metres high) with an observatory on top providing a fantastic panoramic view for miles! The peaceful walk down the tree-line path to the cross symbolizes the way of the Christ to Golgofa.