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Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Audio Guide

1. Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Audio Guide

Experience the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Learn historical information and little-known stories and anecdotes from the Palace’s long history and past occupants. Enjoy a tour that can be carried in your pocket. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone prior to your visit. Travel back in time to experience the long history and past glories of the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Put on your headphones and explore the labyrinthine halls of the Palace of the Grand Master that extend beyond its grand entrance. Uncover the unique beauty of this medieval castle that is a rare example of Gothic architecture in Greece. Save your data as your access content offline that is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that are both engaging and educational. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit.

Throne of Helios: The History of Rhodes 9D Experience

2. Throne of Helios: The History of Rhodes 9D Experience

During the experience, enjoy the 3D picture, sound, motion, rain, snow, wind, fire and even smells. Throne of Helios, the first 20-minute movie, offers a fantastic journey though the  history and mythology of Rhodes. The second movie, Rhodes Race is a 6 minutes long and shows a chariot race with the 12 Gods of Olympus. It is a unique combination of historical tradition and high technology, in the historic building of the old cinema of St. George, the first cinema ever establish in Rhodes. Architects, engineers, Greek and European technicians, interior designers, sculptors and historic consultants have created exclusive 9D entertainment in order to enrich the travel experience of visitors and help upgrade Rhodes as a tourist destination.  Viewers, after fastening their seat belts and putting on their special 3D glasses, are transferred into a realistic environment of an era long gone. Apollo, Zeus and the other ancient Greek gods, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hospitaller Knights of the order of St. John, the Ottoman fleet led by Suleiman the Magnificent and the earthquake that shook the ancient world are all parts of this beautiful and adventurous 9D Throne of Helios journey. Battles, disasters, ancient cities and imposing medieval buildings come alive again in a way that will amaze you and your children. During the journey it is not only the rain that you feel or the jolt of the earthquake as the Colossus of Rhodes collapses in front of your eyes but also the strong winds, the swords of the knights and the battle cries. The journey will walk you through the ancient forests and lakes of the island of Rhodes, and among the dangerous snakes and reptiles of the island while smelling the scent of the trees and the beautiful flowers of Rhodes.

Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Admission Ticket

3. Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Admission Ticket

Visit the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, situated on the northwest side of the old city of Rhodes. Discover why The Palace of the Grand Masters of Rhodes is a magnificent work of art and architecture. Explore one of the most impressive parts of it, the astonishing mosaics on the floors of some of the rooms. See why the floors of the Palace are considered to be the most beautiful mosaics in Greece, originating from the Hellenistic and Christian times.

Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Private Tour

4. Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Private Tour

Embark on a private tour of Rhodes’ medieval palace, the Palace of the Grand Master. With your ticket included, all you need to worry about is enjoying your personalized tour with a licensed guide.  Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line entry to the palace, once home to the leader of the Knights of St. John of Rhodes. Once in, explore the beautiful rooms in the palace, now a museum featuring medieval furniture, elaborate mosaics, and archeological exhibits.  Learn about its eclectic history, from its origins as a Byzantine fortress, then the knights’ residence, later restored under the Italian occupation after an explosion, and now home to a museum. Adjoining the palace is a wonderful walk around the fortified town walls, with the entrance at the top of the Street of the Knights.  Stroll down the preserved medieval street that houses seven inns, one for each of the Knights’ birthplaces – England, France, Germany, Italy, Provence, Auvergne, and Aragón.

Momentous Walking Tour In Rhodes Old City

5. Momentous Walking Tour In Rhodes Old City

Rhodes, one of the largest Greek islands, attracts beach lovers as well as history lovers from all around the world. It is known for its ancient ruins and remnants from medieval times. Medieval structures, mosques, traditional cradles, oriental motifs, intricate Gothic churches, shops, and cafeterias are scattered throughout the Old Town of Rhodes, all blending together to produce a unique and graphic total. There are roughly 200 thoroughfares or alleys some of them even bearing no name! Visit the old city of this historic island alongside our local charismatic guide who will guide you along all the stories of Knights and rulers to ever live on this piece of Land!

Rhodes: Jewish History and Sightseeing Walking Tour

6. Rhodes: Jewish History and Sightseeing Walking Tour

Rhodes is a stunning island in the Mediterranean. A combination of beautiful sandy beaches, famous sites, and fascinating history. Old town architecture harkens back to the Middle Ages. You may or may not be aware that Rhodes is a World Heritage Site recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Are you familiar with La Juderia de Rhodes? Is there anything mysterious about the city's medieval past waiting to be discovered in its historic core? La Juderia, Rhodes' Jewish Museum, the Jewish Quarter, and the Kahal Kadosh Synagogue are just some of the highlights you'll enjoy with your engaging local guide. See the Medieval District, Street of the Knights, and Grand Master's Palace to learn the city's hidden history.

Rhodes: Old Town Private Walking Tour with an Expert Guide

7. Rhodes: Old Town Private Walking Tour with an Expert Guide

Immerse yourself in the medieval charm of Rhodes' old town — a UNESCO World Heritage Site that warrants the attention of history enthusiasts. On this guided walking tour, you'll see some of the town's iconic attractions and learn about their intriguing past. Meet your guide at the Palace of the Grand Masters, one of the few remaining sites of Gothic architecture in Greece. Pause to admire the castle and learn how it has undergone multiple changes throughout history. Walk down the Street of the Knights, a cobbled lane sure to stir up interesting conversations about the Knights Hospitaller. Make your way into the Jewish quarter of the old town and visit the Church of the Virgin of the Burgh, a 14th-century citadel that has survived several damages from WWII. Continue down the sandy paths of the medieval moat surrounded by lush green gardens and the city wall. Your guide will also take you around a few hidden gems before the tour comes to an end, and you can spend the rest of the day exploring the old town a bit more or head straight to the beach.

Rhodes: Jewish Quarter and Synagogue Guided Tour with Ticket

8. Rhodes: Jewish Quarter and Synagogue Guided Tour with Ticket

Explore the Jewish heritage of Rhodes Old Town in our 1 1/2 hour Jewish Quarter tour. This exclusive and compact tour of the Jewish Quarter, introduces you to the fascinating Jewish heritage of Rhodes Old Town. As you wander along the narrow, winding lanes, our knowledgeable guide will tell you the history of La Juderia and the Jewish people who made Rhodes their home. Along the way, you’ll visit notable Jewish landmarks including Alhadeff Park and Alhadeff Street, named after a prominent Jewish family, the Square of the Martyred Jews and its seahorse fountain, and the Holocaust Memorial. You’ll also visit the Kahal Kadosh Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Greece, and the Jewish Museum of Rhodes.

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based on 238 reviews

The audio was great - very detailed and brought the tour to life, far more than if we’d just looked round ourselves. Easy to download and use - we were really impressed and well worth the spend.

We all (12 in our group ages 6-70) enjoyed this. The people sitting in the middle of the rows had more motion than the people at the ends of the rows.

Fun way to learn a little about the city. Kids would love it.

Fun for both adults and children! Approx 30 mins long.

Very good tour, very interesting and easy to follow!