|| Guided visits of the Palace of the Grand Masters and the Acropolis of Lindos
Cost of the excursion: 34 euros per person.
Meeting point: The conference venue
After a drive along the east coast, passing through picturesque little villages and cosmopolitan resorts, we will reach Lindos and its famous Acropolis. The Acropolis, is an approximately triangular rock, 116 meters high , which is wider and lower to the north and rises through four step-like levels to the south. The walls built by the Knights today dominate the crown of the Acropolis. As we will enter the Acropolis we will admire the ruins of the castle of the Knights and the Byzantine church of St. John covered with eighteenth-century frescoes. The view from up here is breathtaking. From the South slope of the Acropolis, we will see the small sheltered harbor of Saint Paul, where the Apostle is said to have landed.
Entering the Old Town Fortifications of Medieval Rhodes through the Amboise Gate, we shall continue our tour on foot, through the narrow,
cobblestone streets . The most imposing building of the medieval
Rhodes, the Palace of the Grand Masters dominates the end
of the street of the knights. Built in the 14th century, it astonishes the visitors with its unique architecture and an unrivalled patina of time. Walking down the street of the Knights and passing through numerous, colorful shops, one can admire the 15th century Hospital of the Knights, which now houses the Archeological Museum.
We will return at the hotel after a drive to Mount Smith, once the Acropolis of Ancient Rhodes. From the tumbled massive pillars of the temple of Athena, the view encompasses the Temple of Apollo, the stadium of Diagoras and the port.