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    Go Green-The Med's First Energy Sustainable Island

    Rhodes, Greece

    Duration 8 1/2 hrs

    See the innovative solar and wind installations on Tilos that made it the first island in the Mediterranean to be fully powered by green energy. A ferry will bring you to the island, where you will see the hybrid power ...
    See the innovative solar and wind installations on Tilos that made it the first island in the Mediterranean to be fully powered by green energy. A ferry will bring you to the island, where you will see the hybrid power more...

    See the innovative solar and wind installations on Tilos that made it the first island in the Mediterranean to be fully powered by green energy. A ferry will bring you to the island, where you will see the hybrid power station that stores the renewable energy in batteries. Although Tilos is small with only about 500 residents, it has made a huge impact in encouraging other places to follow its lead in sustainable energy. You will meet the mayor and other officials that supported the project from the beginning and learn how they ensured its success. Tilos once bought its oil-based electricity from the nearby island of Kos; it now plans to sell its excess green energy back to Kos. Being completely powered by renewable energy has allowed Tilos to become more self-sufficient, have greater stability and make a smaller ecological footprint.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • See how Tilos became the first island in the Mediterranean fully powered by green energy.
    • Visit the solar and wind power station that supplies the island’s renewable energy.
    • Talk to the mayor and other officials that helped Tilos develop its sustainable energy plan.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


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    • Adult from: $439.00 USD
    • Child from: $439.00 USD
    DURATION 8 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Highlights of Rhodes

    Rhodes, Greece

    Duration 4 hrs

    The old port of Mandraki, where this tour begins, is believed to be the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. ...
    The old port of Mandraki, where this tour begins, is believed to be the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. more...

    The old port of Mandraki, where this tour begins, is believed to be the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Historic sites abound in Rhodes, as you will soon discover after enjoying a panoramic view of the city and Rhodes Bay from atop Monte Smith.


    Visit the fully restored 14th-century Grand Masters Palace, which contains beautiful alabaster windows, French and Venetian furniture, and floor mosaics with scenes from Greek mythology. It served as a fortress in times of war, and a residence for the Grand Master and a meeting place for senior knights during times of peace. As you continue down the Avenue of the Knights, where the knights lived, the cobblestoned street seems to exude a noble and somewhat forbidden aura, as its lofty buildings stretch in an unbroken wall of honey-colored stone, punctuated by huge doorways and arched windows. At the conclusion of this tour, you can either return to ship, or remain in the old town to explore further on your own.


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    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Ancient Lindos & its Acropolis

    Rhodes, Greece

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    A beautiful drive along the east coast of Rhodes to Lindos will take you past picturesque little villages and through a splendid landscape of orange and lemon groves, gnarled olive trees, and lovingly tended vineyards. ...
    A beautiful drive along the east coast of Rhodes to Lindos will take you past picturesque little villages and through a splendid landscape of orange and lemon groves, gnarled olive trees, and lovingly tended vineyards. more...

    A beautiful drive along the east coast of Rhodes to Lindos will take you past picturesque little villages and through a splendid landscape of orange and lemon groves, gnarled olive trees, and lovingly tended vineyards.


    An ancient Doric town, Lindos is dominated by a magnificent acropolis, located atop a strategic hill overlooking the bay. The views are absolutely breathtaking on the walk to the summit, especially of the waterscape below where St. Paul is said to have landed in 58 A.D. Other highlights of the famed archaeological site are the ruins of a walled fortress built in the 15th century and the remains of the ancient Temple of the Lindian Athena. It was was consecrated to the goddess Athena and also named for Lindia, a pre-Hellenic divinity.


    Upon descending from the acropolis, you can meander freely through the narrow streets and past clusters of whitewashed houses that lend Lindos its distinct look. A haunt of artists for years, the village also boasts a myriad of shops carrying locally made jewelry, leather goods and ceramics.


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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Grand Masters Palace

    Rhodes, Greece

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Rhodes is rich in history and teeming with significant monuments to the past, one of the most stunning being the Grand Masters Palace. As a scenic precursor to the palace, you will drive along the old port of Mandraki, thought to be the site of the amazing Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. ...
    Rhodes is rich in history and teeming with significant monuments to the past, one of the most stunning being the Grand Masters Palace. As a scenic precursor to the palace, you will drive along the old port of Mandraki, thought to be the site of the amazing Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. more...

    Rhodes is rich in history and teeming with significant monuments to the past, one of the most stunning being the Grand Masters Palace.


    As a scenic precursor to the palace, you will drive along the old port of Mandraki, thought to be the site of the amazing Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then, for a overview of the city and the beautiful bay of Rhodes, you will continue on to Agios Stefanos, more commonly known as Mount Smith. It was named in honor of the English admiral who kept an observation post here in the early 1800s to watch over Napoleon's fleet.


    Back in Rhodes, you will enter the medieval Old Town through the dramatic Amboise Gate, the closest point to the Grand Masters Palace. Constructed in the 14th century as a reflection of the Palace of the Popes, this grandiose palace was largely rebuilt in the early 1900s after an ammunition explosion years before. Today, the palace is a museum.


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    • Adult from: $75.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Ancient Lindos & Medieval Rhodes

    Rhodes, Greece

    Duration 8 hours

    While driving along the east coast of Rhodes to Lindos, you will catch glimpses of the turquoise sea and delight in the landscape, which is carpeted with orange and lemon groves and dotted with classic Greek vineyards. ...
    While driving along the east coast of Rhodes to Lindos, you will catch glimpses of the turquoise sea and delight in the landscape, which is carpeted with orange and lemon groves and dotted with classic Greek vineyards. more...

    While driving along the east coast of Rhodes to Lindos, you will catch glimpses of the turquoise sea and delight in the landscape, which is carpeted with orange and lemon groves and dotted with classic Greek vineyards.


    One of the island's most impressive lookout points is the Acropolis of Lindos, where you will enjoy a panoramic view of serene St. Paul's Bay. Atop the acropolis stand numerous temples, sanctuaries and residences, including the 4th century B.C. Doric temple of Athena Lindia and the remains of the Governor's quarters.


    Following lunch at a local restaurant, you will return to Rhodes Town for a fascinating walking tour. Replete with medieval treasures, this section of the city is a joy to explore and part of the fun is meandering through the mazelike streets. Sites to be seen in the Old Town include the Palace of the Knights and Streets of the Knights, and the Archaeological Museum. You will also find architectural details throughout the city, including old coats-of-arms that adorn many of the homes. Following your guided tour, some free time will be made available for you to further explore the Old City at your leisure and you may wish to independently visit the Archaeological Museum. After approximately 1-hour, you will re-board your coach for the return transfer to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 8 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Traditions of Rhodes & Home Visit

    Rhodes, Greece

    Duration 3.25 hours

    From the pier, proceed by air-conditioned motor coach through the New Town of Rhodes, passing Mandraki Harbour and Fort Nicholas, where two bronze deer statues mark the site where the Colossus of Rhodes is believed to have stood. ...
    From the pier, proceed by air-conditioned motor coach through the New Town of Rhodes, passing Mandraki Harbour and Fort Nicholas, where two bronze deer statues mark the site where the Colossus of Rhodes is believed to have stood. more...

    From the pier, proceed by air-conditioned motor coach through the New Town of Rhodes, passing Mandraki Harbour and Fort Nicholas, where two bronze deer statues mark the site where the Colossus of Rhodes is believed to have stood. Continue up to Monte Smith hill, from here enjoy a panoramic view of Rhodes, the ancient stadium and the Temple of Apollo. Continue your drive to the village of Koskinou, where you will visit the Rhodian House, a traditional 19th-century home decorated with local art ceramic plates and coble stone floors. A leisurely walk into the village will bring you to a local home, where you will have the chance to view a traditional village home. A leisurely walk into the village will bring you to a local Greek Orthodox Church. Continue your drive to Archangleos.


    This area has a tradition of pottery making. You will have the opportunity to observe their techniques of the potter's craft. After your glimpse into the traditions of Rhodes is complete we will have a refreshment at the fishing settlement of Kolymbia , re-board your motor coach for the return journey to Rhodes and your ship.


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    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 3.25 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Kayak Adventure

    Rhodes, Greece

    Duration 4 hrs

    Paddle a kayak along the extraordinarily beautiful eastern shore of Rhodes with relaxing stops along the way to swim, snorkel or simply admire the scenery. After an introductory briefing to help you maximize the kayaking experience, the adventure will begin at Kathara Beach, a lengthy stretch of sand where the seas are typically calm. ...
    Paddle a kayak along the extraordinarily beautiful eastern shore of Rhodes with relaxing stops along the way to swim, snorkel or simply admire the scenery. After an introductory briefing to help you maximize the kayaking experience, the adventure will begin at Kathara Beach, a lengthy stretch of sand where the seas are typically calm. more...

    Paddle a kayak along the extraordinarily beautiful eastern shore of Rhodes with relaxing stops along the way to swim, snorkel or simply admire the scenery. After an introductory briefing to help you maximize the kayaking experience, the adventure will begin at Kathara Beach, a lengthy stretch of sand where the seas are typically calm. As you paddle along at a comfortable pace, you will pass one spectacular setting after another, including Mandomata Beach and an uninhabited rocky promontory that you will round on the way to Anthony Quinn Beach. Originally known as Vagies Beach, it was renamed for the actor that purchased it after filming “The Guns of Navarone” on Rhodes in 1960. The pier that you will see across the small cove is named for the movie. There will be several opportunities where the water is especially calm to pause for a refreshing swim and to snorkel.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Kayak along the eastern shore of Rhodes between two of its loveliest beaches.
    • Paddle to Anthony Quinn Beach, a beautiful stretch of sand that the actor once owned.
    • Pause to swim and snorkel where the transparent waters are particularly calm.

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    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $999.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Ancient Lindos in 3D

    Rhodes, Greece

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Meander through the ancient sites within the acropolis of Lindos using 3D technology that shows the buildings as they appeared in ancient times. ...
    Meander through the ancient sites within the acropolis of Lindos using 3D technology that shows the buildings as they appeared in ancient times. more...

    Meander through the ancient sites within the acropolis of Lindos using 3D technology that shows the buildings as they appeared in ancient times. After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a leisurely drive along the island’s eastern coast. Expect spectacular views of the sea and numerous orange, lemon and olive groves. On the approach to Lindos, you will pass beach-rimmed St. Paul’s Bay, where Saint Paul supposedly landed to preach in the 1st century.


    Continuing on, you will soon reach Lindos, a beautiful town of whitewashed “sugar cube” buildings tucked into the hillside. An ancient acropolis crowns the hill and looms over Lindos. For a closer look at the acropolis, you will ascend the town’s narrow gently winding streets on foot. Be sure to notice that some of the streets are distinctively paved with black and white pebbles from the sea.


    Nearby, you will find the Doric Temple of Athena, which was constructed about 2,500 years ago, an ancient walled fortress and the Byzantine Church of St. John. Although only remnants of these architectural treasures remain, the ruins are still fabulous and lend great insight into life here centuries ago.


    To enhance your understanding of the buildings, you will use an electronic tablet with augmented reality software. Simply point the tablet’s camera at the ruins, and the buildings will appear on the screen in 3D, just as they looked in ancient times.


    Following this enlightening look at Lindos, you will return to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $115.00 USD
    • Child from: $75.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Exploring Rhodes’ Religious Past

    Rhodes, Greece

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Follow a theology expert through medieval Rhodes and explore the mosques, synagogues and churches that reveal the city’s history and religious tolerance. ...
    Follow a theology expert through medieval Rhodes and explore the mosques, synagogues and churches that reveal the city’s history and religious tolerance. more...

    Follow a theology expert through medieval Rhodes and explore the mosques, synagogues and churches that reveal the city’s history and religious tolerance. After departing from the pier, you will soon pause for photos at Monte Smith, a hilltop named for a distinguished British admiral in the French Revolutionary Wars. From this spectacular vantage point, you will enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Rhodes, the Temple of Apollo and a stadium from the Hellenistic period built on the slopes of Monte Smith. You will then enter the medieval section of Rhodes through the St. Athanasios Gate, which leads to a treasure-trove of religious sites.


    The theology expert guide will elaborate on how the various denominations peacefully coexisted side by side. You will see a mosque built during the 16th-century rule of Ibrahim Pasha, the oldest synagogue in Greece, and Catholic Church of Santa Maria, which features beautiful frescoes. Other religious highlights include the Orthodox church of St. Fanourios. It is easy to differentiate the different architectural styles within the latter, as the ruling Ottomans and Italians made several additions over the centuries. The Church of St. Fanourios still functions as the parish church. Following your immersion into the diverse religions that have been practiced in Rhodes, you will pause for a snack at a café before returning to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $49.00 USD
    • Child from: $45.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.