ANCIENT RHODES, A CROSSROADS OF 4 RELIGIONS
Departing from the port of Rhodes, we will travel to Mandraki Harbour. From here we will cross the west coast of the island to arrive at the ancient Acropolis of Ialissos. Together with our local guide, we will have the possibility to admire the temple of the Goddess Athena, resilient since the VI century b.c. and also the church of the Virgin Mary, erected by the Knights of St. John. On towards our next stop we will pass along an outdoor installation of the Stations of the Cross as we then reach an immense and mighty 18 metre high crucifix before continuing to a fantastic panoramic view of the island. Returning to the city we then stop near the Catholic Church of St. Francis, built in 1939 during the Italian occupation of Rhodes. Once there we will discover the heart of the medieval city by foot, as we traverse and pass narrow alleyways and ancient buildings rich in history. We will reach the Byzantine Church of St. Fanourios on our way to the Mosque of Ibrahim Pasha, built in the XVI century. Our sacred journey continues as we reach the Synagogue built in 1577; situated in the fascinating Jewish quarter of the old city, located near the port. At the end of the excursion, after having greeted our guide, we will have the possibility to return to the port on foot or continue exploring the old city independently to discover other secret angles of this small but immensely important and historical city.
What you need to know
- Space is limited, so please reserve early.
- The excursion foresees approximately 1 hour of walking.
- You are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and attire suitable to visit places of worship.
- This excursion is reserved for guests who do not disembark in Rhodes.