Half Day Rhodes Beach Tour

Rhodes Town and Tsambika Beach

Plan and book in advance your Rhodes Private Tour and maximize your stay on the island!

We designed this tour for all visitors who want to enjoy the gorgeous beaches of Rhodes Island but also to see some of the highlights of the island. In the program is included one hour city tour in the begining in order to introduce you the highlights of Rhodes town and the rest of the time you will spend on the beach. We highly recommend Tsambika beach but if you want you can choose another beach. For some more beach suggestions please check also our article "Best Beaches in Rhodes"
Our tour will start with one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. The medieval town of Rhodes (Old Town), is surrounded and defined by big walls which used to protect it. The walls have a length of more than 5 kilometers and the fortress is completed with moats, towers and other constructions. The town has seven gates, the most important being the Sea Gate and the Gate d' Amboise.

Leaving behind the magnificent Medieval Town our tour will continue towards the new part of the city, passing by the famouse Mandraki port. Mandraki is one of the three harbors in Rhodes. It is famous, because it is believed that the great statue of Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once stood at the harbor entrance.

Of course a MUST stop at our program is the place where the legendary Colossus of Rhodes once stood. The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek god Helios. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before its destruction, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters (107 ft) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world. Ancient accounts describe the structure as being built with iron tie bars to which brass plates were fixed to form the skin. The interior of the structure, which stood on a 15-meter- (50-foot-) high white marble pedestal near the Mandraki Harbor entrance, was then filled with stone blocks as construction progressed.

The statue stood for only 56 years until Rhodes was hit by an earthquake in 226 BC. The statue snapped at the knees and fell over onto land. Ptolemy III offered to pay for the reconstruction of the statue, but the Oracle of Delphi made the Rhodians afraid that they had offended Helios, and they declined to rebuild it.

From there we will continue towards the ancient Acropolis of Rhodes. The Rhodes Acropolis is situated on the western and highest part of the city. It was not fortified like most ancient acropoleis. It consisted of a monumental zone with Sanctuaries, large temples, public buildings and underground cult places. The style of the Hellenistic architecture on the Acropolis of Rhodes was perfectly conveyed by the combination of natural beauty and artificial transformations. The buildings on the Acropolis date to the Hellenistic and Late Hellenistic periods (3rd-2nd c. BC).

The partially reconstructed part of the site consists of the "Temple of Apollo" (also, as alternatives Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus) below which is a stadium and a small theatre.

You will have the opportunity to walk through all those ancient monuments and take your pictures.

From there we will drive towards Tsambika Beach. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Rhodes. It is situated on the eastern coast of the island, about 26km south of Rhodes town.

The beach has taken its name after the Monastery of the Virgin of Tsambika, a tiny monastery some 340 metres up the hill. It is a picture perfect beach, which stretches between mountainous headlands. The 800 metres long and very wide beach has fine golden sand and only a few pebbles. The turquoise water is shallow and crystal clear.

Facilities at the beach include sun beds, umbrellas, several restaurants and a mini-market.

Plenty of space for playing and shallow water make Tsambika beach very suitable for children of all ages.

Then we will go back to Rhodes and we can leave you outside the Old City for independent browsing, or directly to the ship / hotel.

Tour duration: Approximately 5 hours.

Tour extension: We are very flexible to any change in the program that you might want. You can always extend your tour duration and add for example a visit to a traditional Greek tavern or some extra time to spend on the beach. There is also a posibility to include a visit to the beautiful village of Lindos. Feel free to send us your requirements and we will adjust the program to meet your preferences.


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