Ancient Kamiros Tour, Philerimos (Ialyssos)

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this is an alternative program of archaeological interest. Visit Kamiros ancient site and then head to Filerimos Monastery on of the highlights of Rhodes.

Start your tour with a panoramic drive through the city of Rhodes. During the sightseeing your guide will show you the exact place where one of the seven wonders of the ancient world used to be: the “colossus of Rhodes” . Hear the amazing story of this unique construction of the ancient times.

Continuing the drive the tour will take us to three different sites, all on the west coast of the island, each with its own charm and beauty.  The drive will also take us through small villages and olive groves.

Furthest from the city of Rhodes is the site of the ancient city of Kamiros.  Houses with atriums, temples, altars and bases of statues are only a few of the remnants of this little “Pompeii” of Rhodes.  Kamiros, along with Lindos and Ialyssos, were the first cities on the island.

 Finally, our drive will take us 270m above sea level to a mountain called Philerimos, the acropolis of the ancient city of Ialyssos. A monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary is now found at the top, with a famous icon that tradition says was painted by St. Luke.  On the opposite side of the archeological area is a path lined with cypress trees.  The stations of the cross are found on one side leading to “Golgotha” and a monumental cross.  The view from the top of the cross is spectacular.

Do not leave Philerimos before trying at the cafe, the “Seven Herb’s" Liqueur, locally made.

While returning to Rhodes town complete your sightseeing drive through Mount Smith and check from a distance(your bus) the Ancient Stadium. Once back to Rhodes Town passengers will have the option either to disembark in the town or continue by bus up until the cruise ship.

Inclusions

-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, based on your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “transfer+guide” option only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

 

* guides in other languages available, upon request

 

Exclusions

-         entrance fees

Step 1

Drive through the city of Rhodes, small villages and olive groves

Step 2

Visit of the ancient city of Kamiros

Step 3

Drive to the mountain Philerimos, the acropolis of the ancient city of Ialyssos

Step 4

Before the return to the port, drive through Mount Smith for a glimpse on the Ancient Stadium (from a distance)

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