Medieval Rhodes & the Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
Delve into the fascinating history of Rhodes by joining our Medieval Rhodes and the Jewish Quarter walking tour!
Rhodes is not only rich in beauty, but also in history, with its medieval city having been declared a world-acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now it is time for you to explore Rhodes old town along with the famous Jewish Quarter with the help of your licensed tour guide and your feet. Walk and see from up close the impressive monuments and landmarks that make the island so unique; the history of a Greek island was come to life to swipe you off your feet!
Discover the spellbinding history of the medieval city of Rhodes, an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site that will blow you away due to its impressive architecture and unmatched beauty. Set on a walking tour across under the guidance of a local licensed guide who will share his deep knowledge in regard to the regions’ heritage and culture and travel back in time through his vivid story-telling.
Walk around the famous La Juderia, more commonly known as the Jewish Quarter, and appreciate the impeccable aesthetic of is narrow, cobbled alleys full of Jewish history; lots of Jews made Rhodes their home, leaving evidence of their existence behind that survives to this day. Your guide will lead you to some of Rhodes’ most distinguished Jewish landmarks and monuments, including Alhadeff Park and Alhadeff Street, named after a prominent Jewish family, the Square of the Martyred Jews and its seahorse fountain, the Holocaust Memorial, the Kahal Kadosh Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Greece, and the Jewish Museum of Rhodes.
Next, it’s time to unveil the remains of the medieval period of Rhodes, walking along the Street of the Knight, the best-preserved medieval street in Europe, and monuments your guide will explain. Listen to fascinating stories regarding how the way the battles and sieges fought by the Knights of St. John made the town of Rhodes become what it is today. Your last stop will take you to the Palace of the Grand Master, a 14-century construction that served as the home of St. John of Rhodes, the famous leader of the Knights, and today serves as a museum that hists medieval furniture, elaborate mosaics, and other Rhodian archaeological exhibits. Watch the heritage of Rhode come to life in all its medieval glory with this deep dive into the island’s history and culture!
- Guided tour across Rhodes’ Jewish Quarter
- Guided tour across the old medieval town of Rhodes and its most important monuments
- A visit to the Palace of the Grand Master
- All taxes and VAT
- Entrance fees to the Palace and the Synagogue
- All personal expenses
Know before you go
As we want to offer the best service to our guests, we have carefully selected expert licensed guides to ensure the best experience possible. Our team consists of a group of young professionals of high-expertise in the fields of Archaeology, History or graduates of the official "Greek State School of Tour Guides". Hence, they are well-trained to share their knowledge with the public in an interesting and fun way. Their academic background works as a springboard immersing you into the wealth of Greek culture and holding your undivided attention for the whole duration of the tour. Despite the aforementioned assets though, it is their enthusiastic character and passion about their field of study that unquestionably guarantees you a memorable tour experience.
Got mesmerized by the rich history of Rhodes and the incredibly knowledgeable guide that made it come to life. Loved the experience all throughout and would recommend it not only to people who love history as much as I do, but everyone who wants to get to know the real face of Rhodes!