Our Rhodes private island tour will keep you charmed all day thanks to its different parts: road, sea, forests and mountains, with free time in between. Our fully licensed, in accordance with the Greek law, driver is going to take you safely to the most popular places of Rhodes Island. Also, he is going to give you the related needed tips to help you explore every attraction you visit. You can choose between a 9-seat minivan or 14-minibus, with or without an official guide.
Once everybody has been picked up by our minibus our Rhodes private island tour proceeds to the first stop where we can enjoy the views that this area offers as we drive on the Filerimos Hill. In the antiquity, at the top of the hill once stood the acropolis of the Ancient Ialysos. Nevertheless, the hill took its name from a monk who came from Jerusalem in the 13th century. In the 14th century the knights of St John who were ruling the island built the monastery which is visited in nowadays. Also, opposite of the Monastery entrance there is a pathway that leads to the westernmost point of the hill where the 16 m or 48 feet cross is present. Across the path, there are icons with representations of the passions of Christ. At the end of the path, you can admire the panoramic view the point offers. Read more about Filerimos Hill… | Duration: 30 minutes
Then we drive at Butterfly Valley where you can notice a rare habitat that hosts the butterfly Panaxia Quadripunctaria, which makes its appearance in this unique natural park in the period from mid-June to late September. Some of these butterflies are very rare species and are found in very few places around the world. We make sure that we arrive early so we can see the valley when it’s quiet and peaceful before other tour groups get there. The valley consists of pine-clads, crossed by a stream, shady paths, forming ponds, wooden bridges and small waterfalls in its course. Read more about Butterfly Valley | Duration: 30 minutes
We continue to the ‘’ghost’’ village of Aghia Eleousa in the green forest of Profitis Ilias mountain. In the period around the World War II, when Rhodes was still Italian, the village created for Italians lumberjacks who had moved here for the needs of the army. Later, when the Italians left, it was a sanatorium for the chronically ill. However, since the 70s the sanatorium has been closed and nowadays, at the main square, opposite the main church of Agia Eleousa, you can see this abandoned building. | Duration: 15 minutes
2 km further appears in front of us the small chapel of St Nikolas Fountoukli. You can refresh yourselves by drinking water of one of the cleanest and rich natural water sources of the island which is right in the front of the chapel and after you can visit the internal of the church, light a candle and notice the painted of St Nikolas family picture on the wall. We continue driving in the green forest of Prof. Ilias mountain to Apollona and we stop to the other side of the mountain where the village of Apollona is. Optionally, you can taste local foods and products in a traditional family tavern away of busy tourist places.| Duration: 1 hour & 30 minutes
Then, we drive to the south-west side of the island, to the medieval Castle of Monolithos. The castle was built in 1480 by the Knights of Saint John to protect the island from attacks and nowdays offers great views of the sea and the two islets opposite to it. Inside the walls, there is a small chapel dedicated to Saint Pantaleon (Agios Panteleimon). | Duration: 35 minutes
5km on the way to the east coast we find the honey-village of Sianna which is a hilly village built in the banks of Attaviros. It is a traditional village with beautiful houses and the high attitude give picturesque landscapes. Distinguishes for the developed apiculture. Its pure honey is considered the best in the island. You can have the chance to try it!!! | Duration: 15 minutes
We drive to the east coast and on our way back we pass on the village of Lindos. Possibly, you have already been there as Lindos is the third most popular archaeological site in Greece. We stop for photos to the right opposite the village viewpoint and drive back to your hotels | Duration: 5 minutes
By the end of our Rhodes private island tour you will be full of nice memories and flashing photographs.
Awesome personalised tour of the Island!!!!
We had a flexible itinerary where my mum and I were able to give our preferences on priority, where to go and what to see.
Our driver gave us an overview of the history of the island that also included places that were not on the itinerary.
The vehicle was very comfy and stocked with water and had air-con.
Amazing Tour of Rhodes Island
We booked a Private Island Tour with GREtour and it was superb. George, our driver, was not only informative, professional and friendly, but very accommodating, personalising our tour to make sure we got to see and spend time in the main attractions of Rhodes that we wanted to see. The tour bus was very comfortable, clean and of very high standard. We managed to fit so much into the day – to list a few… we visited the village of Lindos and the Acropolis (prepare yourselves for the most amazing views), St Paul’s Bay, Anthony Quinn Bay, Rhodes Town and the Medieval Village (including, the Palace of the Grand Master, Streets of the Knights, Mandraki Harbour), drove by the Temple of Apollo and the Ancient Olympic Stadium, finishing off at the Valley of the Butterflies. Such a great way to see and experience the Island of Rhodes. Totally recommended. Thank you again George and GREtour.
George was an amazing guide. He really showed us the best of Rhodes. The Acropolis, to medieval Rhodes to the best restaurant recommendations. We loved it so much we booked a second tour with them for medieval Rhodes by night!
Careful driver and a great tour!
We had great tour with George. It included a visit to a wonderful monastery in the mountains and a visit to a winery in Empona.
There was great flexibility to chose what we wanted to do and his English is excellent so we learnt a lot about the island. We couldn’t have had a better day out and we would recommend him highly.
GREtour deseves all the praises
Me and my husband had a great time in Rhodos Island, mainly also because we booked the service with GREtour. George is so amazing and very punctual. Hotel transfer and Airport travel and also the tour in the Island was singlehanded by him. Prices are good but specially the humility and friendly nature of George is highly praise worthy. I already recommended by close friends and family about his service and highly recommend to those looking for private rides in Rhodes. We always felt safe travelling with him. Thankyou GREtour, see you soon
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