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                                            Rhodes - From Myth to History 
                                                      14-21/6 and 13-20/9


We welcome anyone interested in Rhodian/Greek Myth and History  - combined with an enjoyable stay at this cosmopolitan island.This week covers the main sights and many lesser known ones.

  • A full and busy tour but it avoids rush and allows time to contemplate and absorb.
  • Led by two expert lecturers 
  • Opportunity to continue discussions and conversations during breaks and over dinners

INTRODUCTION


Rhodes' history begins long ago in the mist of mythology. According to the myth, Zeus decided to apportion the islands of Greece to the other Gods. The Sun God Helios selected Rhodes, while it emerged from the azure blue sea, flooded it with his eternal light and made it the most beautiful island.

Many of the legends we now call myths, have been rooted deep in superstition, conjured up to explain complex physical phenomena or just been used to conceal trade or other secrets. There have been several versions of the story told through the ages. But, since legend is another word for fairytale, we have chosen and present to you our own condensed and combined version.


Our specialist itineraries are meticulously planned and rooted in knowledge of the destination and of the subject matter. All maintain a cultural focus – architecture, archaeology, history, geology and gastronomy.

Our cultural tour - "Rhodes from Myth to History" -  is led by two expert lecturers – esteemed historians - Mr. Spyros Syropoulos and Mr. Kosta Panagos.

It is from here where our tour begins.

Welcome "on board"!

Your lecturers/guides this week:

                     Spyros Syropoulos
               Read more about him -  by clicking here

                      Kostas Panagos
                   Read more about him - by clicking here

Where do we live? Villa Panagos in Faliraki

The place is very popular for smaller groups or friends who want to spend their time at a peaceful place, but still close to it all.

Privileged with an excellent location, the apartment -  rooms/studios are "two steps" away from all necessities that you need, Super Market, Restaurants, Bars and Shops and of course the famous sandy Faliraki beach, situated within a 15 minute walk!

For more pictures and info about Villa Panagos, please click here.

  Private Villa - Only for the      group

  Breakfast - the Greek way!

  Nice surroundings - Villa        Panagos

   Sleep well - comfortable         studios

            Private garden

    ..and the Mediterranean        Kitchen

ITINERARY  14-21/6  and  13-20/9 2020


Day 1, Sunday, Arrival day


Arrival at Rhodes. Transfer, and check in at Villa Panagos, in Faliraki

Welcome dinner at Villa Panagos


Day 2, Monday, - Rhodes New and Old Town - Walking City Tour in the Old Town


08:00 Breakfast at Villa Panagos 

09:30 Departure from Villa Panagos to Rhodes City. We travel by our own bus  - and we will explore on foot the Mandraki area. We will continue to Monte Smirh, Rhodes Acropolis - and after this we will continue to Old Town.

13:00 Lunch 

Free time after lunch 

17:00 Depart from the Old Town 

19:00 Dinner at Villa Panagos


Day 3, Tuesday,  Lindos, the white city


08:00 Breakfast at Villa Panagos

Free morning

12:00 Departure from Villa Panagos

We will visit Archangelos and the white city - Lindos.  

We explore the fortified rock and discover the secrets of the Grandmaster Villaret. We spend some time in the medieval village of Lindos, and also visit one of the most beautiful Greek Orthodox churches on the island.

18:00 Dinner at one of the most reputated restaurants on Rhodes - and return to Villa Panagos


Day 4, Wednesday, Free Day


08:00 Breakfast at Villa Panagos

Lunch and Dinner on your own.


Day 5, Thursday, The west Coast - Filerimos and Kritinia - Apollona


08:00 Breakfast at Villa Panagos

09:30  Exploring the green side of the island, we arrive to Mount Filerimos. Visit at the Monastery of the Hospitaller of the Knights of St. John, detecet the past of the ruins of different periods.Walk along Via Dolorosa. Tasting of the Sette Erbe liqueur.

Along the coastline we reach the fortification of Kritinia and we will enjoy our lunch in the beautiful mountainvillage Apollona.

During the tour there is the opportunity to taste local products, wine, oliveoil, honey etc.

19:00 Dinner at Villa Panagos


Day 6, Friday, Visit at Symi Island


07:00 Breakfast at Villa Panagos

08:00 Our bus takes us to the harbour, and the departure to Symi is 09:00.

As you arrive at the beautiful harbour of Symi, it is like facing the painting of a fairytale village. The houses range from the harbour and climb to the top of the hill, where is the Castle of the Knights – the upper Symi or Horio.

Later, Lunch on Symi, and the boat will leave from Symi, 16:45. Arrival at Rhodes 18:15.Transfer by bus to Villa Panagos. 

Dinner.


Day 7, Saturday,  “Greek evening with goodbye dinner”


08:00 Breakfast at Villa Panagos

Daytime is for individual use, and in the evening, “good-bye-dinner” with a beautiful atmosphere and greek music


Day 8, Sunday


Breakfast at Villa Panagos

Check out  -  and transfer to airport.


Price without flight: 1490 euro/person. Deposit 300 euro. Single supplement 250euro/person.


Included in the price 1490euro/person: 


  • Private accommodation in Villa Panagos in Faliraki - only for guests attending in the " From Myth to History"-week,  double room
  • Private AC, Free WiFi, housekeeping service
  • Included meals - everything mentioned in the programme.
  • Wine or beer, water, soft drinks are provided with all included meals
  • The service of the tour managers, taxes and other fees.
  • Travel by private coaches for excursions included in the itinerary and airport transfer. 
  • Boat tickets

Not included in the price, 1490euro/person:

  • Single supplement, 250euro/person
  • Private Insurances
  • Personal expences
  • Flights

All our prices are exclusive of airfare. We are however able to assist in finding flights if so needed.


OUR POLICIES & STYLE, NJORD OF GREECE


Recognizing the need for dedicated tours on Rhodes focusing on high quality and unique experiences,

a team were formed of highly skilled and quality conscious individuals.

All our tours are led by an expert guide and are concerned with some aspect of culture or learning – the visual arts, music, history, and gastronomy.

Our tours are planned with immense care, with consideration being given to a host of factors such as opening hours, journey times and the availability of refreshments. The tours will therefore operate much as they are described in the programme.


However, sometimes situations arise such as closure of a building for restoration or a change of flight time which necessitate alterations to the itinerary. We would do our best to re plan the tour to minimise adverse impact of changes.

We spend a lot of time selecting restaurants, menus and wine. We aim for a high quality of food and ambience, and where sophisticated restaurants do not exist we seek an authentic experience with good local produce.


While most dinners and lunches are included in the price, one or more evenings/daytimes are left free on all our tours. Most clients welcome the opportunity for independence, but if you do not share this view the tour leader would be happy to help make arrangements.
Drinks are included with all meals. We provide wine and there is always water and the option of soft drinks or beer.


  • The tour will operate with a minimum of 12 guests.
  • Deadline for registration to the week, 14-21/6, 30/5 2020
  • Deadline for the registration to the week, 13-20/9, 15/8 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further inforamtion by email to: rodos4you@hotmail.com 


Warmest wishes and welcome,

The Njord Of Greece Team