The excursion commences with a one-hour scenic drive along the East Coast of Rhodes, through spectacular landscapes and villages till we reach the village of Archangelos. Visit here a pottery factory including a demonstration of handmade pottery being crafted at a Potter’s wheel.
We’ll visit Lindos the ‘Jewel of the Island’ as it is called, you will enjoy a guided visit of the Acropolis (the Great Stoa, the Temple of Athena Lindia of the 4th century BC, the ancient theatre and the few remains of the temple of Dionysus). Enjoy the breathtaking view from Lindos Acropolis which rises shear 115m above the sea. Our visit continues through the picturesque medieval village, built amphitheatrically around the foot of the steep rock leading to the acropolis.
The houses with their traditional architecture and decorated floors, many dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, leaves one with a feeling of wonder. Also visit the15th century medieval church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with its octagonal dome unusual belfry, carved iconostasis and 17th century wall paintings.
Our Rhodes excursion continues to the Seven Springs. Here the shady plane trees, the running waters, the wooden bridge, the lush vegetation and generally the natural beauty of the environment present us with a different aspect of Rhodes.
Next we will visit the enchanting site of the Butterflies Valley. It’s a lush green valley with a little river running through it. The site is beautifully arranged, with little wooden bridges, stone steps and an uphill path which leads to the Monastery of the Virgin of Kalopetra, built in 1784. The Butterflies Valley is a unique natural park, chosen each year from June to September by thousands of multi colored butterflies. They live here, attached to the tree trunks, living from the sap, then lay their eggs and multiply. The valley is a wonderful place to walk in, under the shade of the trees. The characteristic scent of the pine resin, which attracts the butterflies, the coolness from the abundantly flowing waters, make this a little paradise even in the hot days of midsummer.
Finaly we’ll visit Filerimos. Visit the ruins and foundations of the Temple of Zeus Polieus dating back to the 4th century BC, the temple of Athena Polias dating back to the 3rd century BC and a Doric Fountain dating back to the 4th century BC. Together with these ancient remains are other Byzantine and medieval structures, such as the church of Our Lady of Filerimos built by the Knights in the 15th century. The Church of St. George which has wall-paintings dating back to the 14th and 15th century. The 12 stations of the Crucifixion with its many steps and scenes from the Passion are very striking
Lunch and refreshments are not included.
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