Greek Island Rhodes - The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes is familiar to almost everyone. Its history begins with the siege of Demetrios Poliorketes, successor of Alexander the Great, in 305 BC. When Demetrios was defeated, he abandoned all his siege machinery on Rhodes. The Rhodians decided to express their pride by building a triumphal statue of their favourite god, Helios.

The task was assigned to the sculptor Chares of Lindos, a pupil of Lysippos himself, and twelve years (from 304 to 292 BC) were needed to complete it.

From its building to its destruction lies a time span of merely 56 years. Yet the Colossus earned a place in the famous list of Wonders. “But even lying on the ground, it is a marvel”, said Pliny the Elder. The Colossus of Rhodes was not only a gigantic statue. It was a symbol of unity of the people who inhabited that beautiful Mediterranean island of Rhodes.

Just 45 minutes from Marmaris on the high speed Catamaran you will find the Greek Island of Rhodes. Meander around the bustling streets, sample the mousaka, explore the history, shop for souvenirs. So for things to do and sights to see go Greek for the day. The walled Old City is a labyrinth of narrow streets and cobbled alleys with attractions on every corner, from intriguing shops to the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John. Rhodes was once the bastion of this powerful religious brotherhood which adorned the city with the spoils of war and profits of trade and the monuments of that age are grand indeed.

 


Departing Destinations :
Marmaris , Icmeler , Turunc
Pick up time :
07 : 20
Days of oparations :
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Drop off time :
18 : 30
Duration :
All Day
Food & Drink :
N/a
Tour inclusions :
Transfers (for this excursion) - from specific points or from the front of your hotel (you will be informed of the point, on your confirmation call to us), Ferry, Taxes
Tour exclusions :
Drinks, City Tour
Months of Operation :
2017-05-27 : 2017-09-30
Pick ups from :
Pick ups from/to all clients hotels. (N/A from Marmaris Imperial - Suntopia Hotel , Marmaris Resort & Spa Hotel)
Any dress-code or clothing suggestion, or anything clients need to bring :
N/a
Tour suitable for persons with disabilities / Medical or weight restrictions :
N/a
Any further information you wish to provide :
City tour is not included in this trip. Client(s) MUST call to confirm their trip with us at least 24hrs prior to departure and provide us with their passport details. Client(s) MUST also remember to take their passport(s) with them on this trip.

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07 : 20
08 : 20
Transfer from Hotel or Apartments
09 : 00
10 : 00
Departure from jetty to Rhodes, Arrive to Rhodes
10 : 00
16 : 00
Free time in Rhodes
16 : 30
17 : 30
Departure from jetty, Arrive to Marmaris
17 : 30
18 : 30
Transfer to Hotels and Apartments
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Type of Activity
History and Nature -
Activity
Rhodes - The Colossus of Rhodes
Country
Turkey
Area
Mugla
Address
Rhodes/greece
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