Exploring Rhodes Old Town
The Old Town of Rhodes, behind it's impressive walls and moats, is one of the most important medieval sites in Europe. The crusader Order of St John of Jerusalem occupied Rhodes from 1309 after being ejected from their stronghold at Acre in what is now Israel. They proceeded to transform the island capital into a fortified city able to withstand terrible Muslim sieges in 1444 and 1480 before finally falling in 1523 after a six-month siege carried out by Suleyman II, heading forces reportedly numbering 100,000 men. Our walking tour will take us in to medieval Rhodes, walking the narrow cobblestone streets and visiting the most impressive Palace of the Grand Masters. Departing from the pier on foot with our guide, we will walk the short distance to the city walls and pass through the Gate of Navarhou to the narrow, cobblestone streets within. The medieval city is located within walls that are 4 km long. The most imposing building of medieval Rhodes, the Palace of the Grand Masters, dominates the end of the Street of the Knights. Built in the 14th century, it will astonish you with its unique architecture and an unrivalled patina of time. Walking down the Street of the Knights and passing by numerous colorful shops, we can admire the 15th-century Hospital of the Knights, which now houses the Archaeological Museum. At the end of the walking tour you may choose to browse on your own a little longer before returning to the yacht on foot.
Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.
Port: Rhodes Town
Duration: 2 hours
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