1. Rhodes: Grand Circle Churches, Castle, & Beach Private Tour
Explore Rhodes on a private tour and explore local life and discover the beauty and history of the island. Visit traditional villages, see local beaches, and admire the historical architecture and churches in Rhodes. Enjoy the freedom of a private tour and see the highlights of Rhodes. Begin the day with pickup from your designated meeting point and start the journey toward the Castle of Kritinia, a sixteenth-century Venetian castle. Admire the landscape of unspoiled beauty and a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea and Chalki Island. Continue the tour with a stop at the Embonas Wine Cellar, and enjoy a tasting of local products like Greek wines, olive oil, souma (grappa), olives, and honey. Drive to Profitis Ilias next, and enjoy a drive up the mountain to a 1929 Italian hotel in the heart of a beautiful forest of pines, cedars, and oak trees, an ideal stop for photos or coffee. Admire the atmosphere inside the hotel, reminiscent of the 1930s. Enjoy a stop at the Byzantine Church of Saint Nikolaos, Fountouklis, built in the fourteenth century, and see the enormous plane tree that grows on the grounds, before moving on to the next stop of Kalithea Springs, one of the main highlights of Rhodes. Use your free time here to relax on the beach or swim in the waters off the beach, enjoy a cold drink from the beachfront cafe, or visit the photo gallery of Rhodes Island.