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History & Culture

  • A full tour but carefully paced, a week of drama, devotion, crowds and fun.
  • The focus of the tour is history, politics and general culture, rather than art and architecture
ITINERARY
DAY 1

Arrival at Rhodes airport. Transport to one of the boutique hotels in Rhodes Old town. We'll enjoy some welcome drinks and in the evening have dinner at the hotel.

DAY 2

After breakfast, a few hours of strolling in the old town, and tour the Palace of the Grandmasters. Introduction to the byzantine period and the time of the Hospitaller Knights of St.John. After enjoying lunch there will be some free time of individual exploring before we meet for dinner in the old town.

DAY 3

The day begins with a walk in the new parts of Rhodes city. We will get familiar with the Mandraki port, where the Colossus once stood and here are located the administration buildings from the Italian occupaton. Lunch and later in the evening we will enjoy dinner both in selected restaurants in the new parts of town.

DAY 4

After breakfast we depart for an eastcoast tour, first sighting the panoramic views of Monte Smith, later passing several fortifications. We stop at an ceramic factory, touring the exhibishion of old pottery. We continue onwards to Lindos, touring the Akropolis, and visit the Lindos church. Lunch in Lindos. We depart around 17.00. Evening free.

DAY 5

During the daytime we will tour the monastery of Filerimos, then proceed along the west coast to Kritinia castle, for a tour and enjoy a snack. Departing to the village of Embona for a winetasting before moving on to Apollona for lunch  and a tasitng of local products such as honey and suma. We depart around 17.00. Evening free.

DAY 6

This day is focused on exploring the moat and fortification system of the Old town. In the evening we will enjoy dinner in the old town.

DAY 7

After breakfast, we will engage in “free conversation”. Independent daytime. In the evening we will depart for Villa Panagos, with live music, dinner and tastes of ancient greek food.

DAY 8

Check out from the hotel, and departure to Rhodes airport.

DATES & PRICES
from  €2,650
16–23 Jun 2012
H12C2
from  €2,650
08–15 Sep 2012
H12C3
from  €2,650
29 Sep–06 Okt 2012
H12C4
TOUR CONTAINS
**History, **Culture, *Gastronomy

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About Njord Travel & Tours

We are a Greek-based tour operator specialising in cultural, gourmet- mason and templar tours at Rhodes, Greece.
Our expertise stems from intimate knowledge of Rhodes – the geography, history, people and much more.
We take pride in our personal approach, treating our customers as guests with extra special care.

Our local partners

The success of any tour depends on logistics. These basic, behind the scenes, practical arrangements are the very necessary nuts and bolts of making a trip a success – from making sure the vehicle arrives at the right location, to the crucial matter of timing. Meticulous planning is all very well, but actually making it happen is key. We depend on our local partners to ensure our escorted trips run smoothly.

Expert Guides

Our tour leaders, archaeologists and historians, are great communicators, passionate enthusiasts and friendly hosts as well as being extremely knowledgeable. We aim to provide the very finest expert-led historical and gourmet tours. We want you to travel with us again and again – as a great many of our customers do.

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Step into a world of true luxury where impeccable style and attention to detail is complemented by a blend of contemporary facilities, sophisticated services and gastronomy splendour creating an exquisite holiday environment for those seeking the very best out of a 5 star hotel in Rhodes.

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We focus on having the best people in order to consistently succed in creating client value, while respecting the individual and above all maintaining a high level of integrity.