Walking tour of the medieval town, the Jewish Quarter and one museum visit

(approximately 3 hours)

This is one of the most interesting and popular tours, as we explore together a very special part of the town, the Jewish quarter.

The Jewish presence on the island goes back to the 1st century B.C., a large number of Sephardim Jews was added after they were expelled from Spain and were given shelter in Rhodes.

Before the 2nd world war a large number of Jews lived in Rhodes town. There were six synagogues and a Rabbi’s college. Today there is only one synagogue in operation -the oldest one in use in Greece – and a tiny but very active Jewish community on the island.

We will explore this section together, see some of the old Jewish houses with the wonderful inscriptions above their doors, and visit the synagogue and the Jewish museum in its back part (as long as they’re open). After that, we walk together around the medieval town and visit the museum of your choice (archaeological or Grand Master's Palace). We’ll walk uphill the famous and unique street of the Knights and talk about the medieval period having the best scenery: An original and alive medieval town! Our tour will end close to the shopping area where you can spend the rest of the day shopping or relaxing in one of the many cafes and restaurants there.

You only need 15 min to walk from there back to the port or to our meeting point at the start of the tour. You can do it on your own or we’ll escort you back!

*Medium walking capability.
*Entrance fee 6 or 8 Euros per museum, children under 18 years old free.


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