FAMILY WITH KIDS HALF DAY RHODES PRIVATE TOUR
If you are looking for a unique experience and upscale services, Rhodes Taxi Tours can offer you a memorable time with one of our Rhodes private tours which are result of many years of experience. Choosing a Rhodes private tour is an excellent way to truly see the places you want to visit at your own pace, in a more private and comfortable way. Our itineraries are flexible and fully customizable to serve your needs and ensure your satisfaction and convenience at all times.You can see most of Rhodes in a day that other will not manage through their whole visit.
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What better way to travel with your children or grandchildren than on a private escorted tour - so you can simply focus on enjoying what's most important to you: your family.
Our driver will promptly meet you at your starting point and our first stop will be the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe -the Old Town of Rhodes. We will have a stop at the main monuments inside - the Grand Master Palace, the Knight Street and the Clock Tower. Please notify that we have to begin earlier than 8.45AM as no cars are allowed to enter the old town after 9.00AM.
After that we will drive to the Mandraki port in the new part of the town where you will see some very impressive monumental buildings built by the Italians. Here at the harbour entrance is believed that once stood the great statue of the Colossus of Rhodes - one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.
The Colossus of Rhodes was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the most ambitious and tallest statue(31 meters high) of the Hellenistic period. The statue was a depiction of the Greek Titan Helios and was meant to celebrate the victory over the Dimitrios the Besieger (ruler of Cyprus) in 305 BC. Bearing a striking resemblance to the Statue of Liberty in the United States, the Colossus of Rhodes stood for no more than 56 years when a strong earthquake destroyed it. In the seventh century A.D., the Arabs conquered Rhodes and broke the remains of the Colossus up into smaller pieces and sold it as scrap metal. Legend says it took 900 camels to carry away the pieces. A sad end for what must have been a majestic work of art.
Our next stop will be The Aquarium of Rhodes which is located at the northern most tip of the Island, a few steps from the city center. It is one of the most important marine research centers in Greece. The original building was constructed in 1935. In the underground aquarium the visitor can see many of the species living in the Aegean Sea. The original interior of the Aquarium, which has been preserved, is decorated with porous rocks and natural seashells, in order to create the impression of an underwater cave. Children love the Marine Aquarium on Rhodes Island, enamoured by its diverse range of live Eastern Mediterranean specimens including sea flowers, turtles, octopuses and strange-looking decapods (crustaceans with 10 limbs). Although it is not as big as many modern aquariums, the aquarium creates an underwater atmosphere which captivates visitors of all ages and the air conditioning ensures that it is a cool and refreshing place to be, especially on a hot summer day.
From here we will drive to the Monthe Smith Hill where you can enjoy exceptional panoramic views of the city and the seashore, and also visit the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, the impressive open-air ancient Stadium and the Amphitheatre.
We will continue our drive among the West Coast of the island and our first stop will be at the Butterfly Valley. The valley is a natural reserve, unique of its kind. You can enjoy a peaceful and refreshing walk and admire the nature and the butterflies. Your driver will wait for you at the other side of the park.
After the Butterfly valley next in our program is the "Rhodes Ostrich Farm" and Zoo farm. Take a relaxing walk in the nature, visit the animals and maybe take a pony ride. Meet the largest living species of bird. Ostriches are swift – running African birds and the height of the males is about 2,5 meters (!). Ostriches, ponies, lammas, exotic pets and much much more wait for you to visit them! Come closer and watch them eating, running, sleeping and playing. Come closer and feed them, touch them and take a photo!
At the end we will return you back to your starting point or we can leave you at any other pont of intereset.
Dressing code: Be sure to put some light clothes as the temperatures in Greece during the summer are extremely high. Again during the spring and the autumn it will be smart to have with you a jacket. Comfortable shoes are also required as there will be some walking during your tour but not always an asphalt. Helpful extras will be a pair of sunglasses, some sun protection and of course a camera to catch your unforgettable journey!
Tour Availability: From June till the end of September
Tour Extension: You can extend your private tour and spend an extra hour with your family at a traditional Greek tavern to taste some local food or an extra hour at one of the many sandy beaches that Rhodes has to offer. Our drivers are very flexible to any change that you might want even during the tour itself.
Rhodes Private Family Tour Duration: 5 hours
Rhodes Private Family Tour + Lunch Time Duration: 6 and a half hours
Rhodes Private Family Tour + Lunch Time + Beach Time Duration: 7 and a half hours