Rhodes city tour and wine tasting

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Duration
4 hours
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Why take this tour?

Strategically positioned between East and West, Rhodes was one of the first Greek islands to engage in the cultivation of grapes. A plethora of archaeological finds and historical proof attests to the importance of Rhodian amphorae in transporting wine from the island and tells us that these were distinguished from others by an engraving of a rose (“rodo” in Greek) or of Helios, the sun god. This was a form of branding, confirming that the wine was made from Rhodian grapes and a precursor of the Appellation of Origin system that was established many centuries later in Europe. Helped by its strong maritime presence, Rhodes was the biggest wine exporter in the region as far back as the 7th c. BC. The first written reference we have for Rhodian wine comes from the great Attic orator Aeschines, a rival of Demosthenes, who was exiled to Rhodes in 330 BC.

What’s included?

  • Wine tasting of 3 glasses of wine of 75ml per glass

  • Cheese deeps with kritsinia

  • Private transportation

  • Private qualified guide

  • Grand Master Palace entrance fees 6€ per person

  • Gratuities

  • Entry/Admission - Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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