Guided Group tour to the TOP 3 Highlights of Rhodes Island: Kallithea Complex + Valley of 7 Springs + Ancient Ialyssos – Filerimos
This Full Day guided tour will get you to the three places on Rhodes Island you need to see! Discover Kallithea Springs (Terme) Complex – an ancient retreat known for its healing waters, nowadays a stunning site with charming seaside gardens and impressive architectural works from 1929 of the Italian architect Pietro Lombardi. Explore the Valley of 7 Springs (Epta Piges) – a small oasis where you can learn about Mediterranean flora, enjoy the lovely climate and have a nice rest in the open-air cafe-restaurant overlooking the springs, or get adventurous and walk through a unique narrow tunnel to reach an artificial lake with impressive dam & a waterfall. Then weave through the verdant countryside all the way up the Mt. Filerimos to visit the most ancient well-defined settlement on the island dating back 1550-1400 BC – the ancient city-state Ialyssos. Wander along the old stone path towards an imposing cross, take in the scenic view of the West coast, capture a photo of peacocks or visit the ancient site and the medieval monastery.
On this tour, we aim to show you the best Highlights of our beautiful island. Welcome to embark on our Full-day best-selling tour with a knowledgeable local tour guide. Our groups are medium size so that you have a pleasant experience touring in our comfortable, air-conditioned Manos signature bus. The day will be filled with scenic views, cultural heritage sites, history, stories, and wonderful nature walks!
The tour will start with a nice scenic drive along the East Coast of Rhodes Island, passing through Kallithea and Faliraki resorts, known as Rhodes’ Riviera. And here we are, our first stop will be at KALLITHEA COMPLEX – a real jewel, filled with romantic sculptures, fountains, flower-filled yards pawed with black and white pebbles.
This picturesque place has been made world-famous by films such as „Guns of Navarone” and “Escape to Athena”! Amaze yourself with the landscape, learn about its tremendous history and reconstruction, hear stories about the SPA and its springs & baths. You will also have free time to discover the exhibition in the „Big Rotunda”, the little fountain with the „Eros” statue, check out the beach and soak up the atmosphere!
After, it is time to head to our second site on our TOP 3 list— 7 Springs Valley (Epta Piges). A visit to one of the Island’s sites protected by Natura 2000 is going to be a wonderful experience. It will surprise you with lush greenery, fresh running water from the famous 7 springs, a unique water supply construction dating back to the Italian dictatorship.
Adventurous explorers will have an opportunity to walk through a narrow tunnel leading to an artificial lake with an impressive dam & a waterfall. During your visit, you can also have a nice rest in the charming open-air cafe-restaurant overlooking the Springs.
Then meet your guide again to get on board for the third part of the tour! We will hit the road through the beautiful Rhodes countryside, and to impress you, we will make a quick stop in Eleousa village. The tour would be incomplete without a photo of the unique sanatorium fountain!
Then we will drive all the way up to the spectacular Filerimos mountain to explore the ancient Doric city of IALYSSOS – considered the oldest of the three ancient city-states in Rhodes.
You will be welcomed by many peacocks naturally residing in the area. After a guided tour, take your time to wander along the old stone path towards the imposing cross, enjoy the scenic view of the West coast, capture a photo of peacocks or visit the medieval monastery.
Do not be surprised if our guide will try to convince you to taste a specific liqueur made of seven locally-found herbs which recipe comes from Capuchin monks and is still kept in secret.
We are sure that this tour can be the HIGHLIGHT of your Holiday in Rhodes!
Duration approx. 6 Hours + Pickups
Pickups between 09:00-10:00
Return between 16:20-17:20
– Discover one of the most romantic and picturesque sites inherited from Italians, built during the inter-war period to attract noble tourists
– Learn about the healing properties of the springs that have been known since antiquity and try to envision an ancient SPA facility
– Admire Kallithea’s unique marble & pebble floor mosaics typical to the Aegean region and discover the meaning of different ornaments
– Recognize the set of the famous foreign landmark movie “Guns of Navarone” through numerous photographs exhibited in the “Big Rotunda”
– Soak up the charming atmosphere of Kallithea’s beautiful seaside gardens and yards filled with flowers, herbs, trees, and rare plants
– Enjoy nature having a short 10 min hike along the path that takes you to Seven Springs
– Learn about the rich and diverse Island’s flora & fauna, exceptionally rare & unique mixed forests, and local endemic plant species
– Try to spot all of the Seven Springs clambering around the roots of age-old plane trees
– Discover a century-old water supply system built by Italians consisting of a 150 m underground tunnel, viaducts, an artificial lake, and a dam
– Get adventurous and walk through the 150 m long narrow dark tunnel wetting your feet in fresh running water to reach the lake and the dam with an impressive waterfall
– Or have a relaxing break in an open-air tavern overlooking the Springs having a Greek coffee, an ice-cream or a light lunch
– Get an insight into the heritage of the Campochiaro village established in 1935 as a base for lumberjacks & sawyers who emigrated from the Fiemme Valley in North Italy
– Make memorable photos from the enormous reservoir of water with a fountain, and learn about a small fish Gizani – the only freshwater fish that is endemic to Rhodes
– On the way to Mt. Filerimos, drive through narrow streets of Trianta Town and see how locals live
– Ascend the winding road of Mt. Filerimos and while driving enjoy scenic views of Rhodes Town, Ialyssos, and coastline of Asia Minor
– Enjoy a guided walk along the Golgotha Path to the imposing Cross and learn about the history of the ancient Ialyssos city-state and the medieval Monastery
– Learn about the legend of the icon of the Virgin of Filerimos
– Take in the calming atmosphere of this sacred place, if interested, explore the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Ialyssos and the Medieval Monastery (optional visit), or try to make friends with local peacocks
Precise pickup time & place for your accommodation will be provided on your Booking Confirmation Page/ Voucher. You can check our PICKUP route under Our Tours.
– Ialysos Resort 09:00-09:10
– Ixia Resort 09:10-09:20
– Rhodes Town (Including Cruise Port) 09:20-09:40
– Kallithea resort 09:40-09:50
– Faliraki resort 09:50 – 10:00
Should you need to clarify your pickup location before proceeding to the booking, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY – 2/ 3
Walking over periods of more than 10 minutes includes some uneven surfaces and some standing. Travelers must be able to step in and out of the tour vehicle (our coaches are equipped with a power step). Travelers must be able to walk over paved, cobblestone surfaces, and nature paths.
While it is easy to walk in Kallithea Thermes and Filerimos (ancient Ialyssos site), please note that the Valley of 7 Springs includes some inclines, narrow walkways, uneven surface, little rocks, and tree routes. The path is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or reduced mobility. If you are not sure, please contact us before booking.
Also, the tunnel in the Valley of 7 Springs is not recommended for people with claustrophobia.
Infants under 3 years may join the tour free of charge, please note that no car seat is provided. Infants must be seated on the parent’s lap. Children under 10 years have a 50% discount.
Entry ticket to Kallithea Springs – 5 EUR p.p. Children under 12 years – 2.5 EUR.
Optional visit to the Monastery of Filerimos – the ancient site of Ialyssos. Entry ticket – 6 EUR p.p. Children under 18 years – free. EU Students & Seniors – 50% discount.
An opportunity for a light lunch/ snacks/ refreshments can be found in the tavern at the Valley of 7 Springs. Typically, sandwiches/ pitta wraps are approx. 3 EUR, salads 5-10 EUR, meal 7-25 EUR.
Public WC in Kallithea and Filerimos – 0.5 EUR, 7 Springs Valley – free.
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, sensible walking shoes. In spring (April-May) and autumn (Mid September-November) take with you a light jacket as it can be windy. During summer (June-September) do not forget your hat or a light wrapping, and sunglasses. Make sure to carry with you a bottle of water (it is possible to purchase water in all the sites)! Always wear your sunscreen!
If there is anything else you would like to know, let us know and we will be happy to assist!
Tour Duration: 6 Hrs + Pickups
Departures: MONDAY I THURSDAY
Vehicle: Medium-size Coach or a Minibus
Max 25 Participants (in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions)
Mobile Booking confirmation accepted
-Pick up and drop-off from major hotels in Ialyssos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, Kallithea, and Faliraki (or the closest possible pickup location)
-Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned medium-size coach
-English speaking licensed local tour guide, professional tour driver
Meals & refreshments
Admission fees to sites:
-Transportation vehicles are regularly sanitized & ventilated
-Hand Cleansing Gel (70%) available to travelers and staff
-A personal Antiseptic wipe
-On request a personal medical Face mask
-Accessible bins for safe waste disposal
-No use of recirculated air inside the vehicle
-The maximum passenger capacity in vehicles reduced to 65%
Kallithea Springs or Terme is one of the most beautiful sites on Rhodes known for its unique architecture, pebble floor mosaics, seaside gardens, therapeutical waters, and luxurious beach.View
The ancient Ialyssos is one of the four Archaeological sites on Rhodes Island. It lies on top of the Filerimos mountain and is considered the oldest ancient city-state.View
Eleousa is known for the Italian ghost-town, the church of St. Charalambos, and the fountain that stores water from the mountain spring with gizani fish.View
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Diese tour ist wirklich sehr schön und jeden Cent wert. die aufenthalte in den stationen waren nicht zu kurz so das man genügend zeit hat sich alles anzusehen. die reiseleitung war sehr freundlich. alles in allem eine klare empfehlung und sehr informativ.capt_howdy85
We were on this trip today and it was so good! The tour guide marieanna was so nice and extremely knowledgeable on the sights and Rhodes itself. The bus driver yanis was very nice, polite, and chatty, we visited the Kalithea springs first and it was truly beautiful, lovely sight with an interesting history, somewhere I probably wouldn’t have chosen to go , but glad it was included as it was very pretty architecture and interesting history. Second stop was the valley of the butterflies, This was our main reason for the trip and it did not disappoint, the butterflies were beautiful, the valley was very busy, we didn’t make it to the top, but probably about 2/3rds up. Was just amazing to see. Final stop Was mount Filermos, again stunning views from the cross and the side of the mountain, and the peacocks were beautiful and not aggressive! Loved...Kgf1990
GREAT Mercedes Van, Air Condition and a great tour guide provided by Manos Going. They absolutely made the whole trip worth whileTour62565971542
This tour was the best day of our holiday! Everything about it was fantastic. We were very fortunate in that the bus picked us up outside our hotel (we were staying in Sunwing Kallithea), and were warmly welcomed by both the tour guide, and the bus driver. Throughout the entire day, the amazing tour guide lady provided us with lots of amazing information and knowledge of the local area, and the different areas that we were visiting. She was incredibly friendly, and provided honest advise about each sight we visited, for example, she suggested at the butterfly valley to complete the upper valley rather than the lower valley as we were able to see more, and she was correct. All three sights were worth the visit. We had to pay entry for the kallithea springs (2 euros), and the butterfly valley (5 euros), totalling only 7 euros which was fantastic....jll3555
The tour started with a prompt pick up, we were greeted with a friendly smile by Mariana our tour guide. Between destinations she gave us an insightful talk of the highlights of this beautiful island where we learnt more about the history of the places we would visit. Entry to each place was very reasonable coating approx €15-20 per couple for the three stops, and we were able to enjoy each stop with ample time. Our driver Yanis was very pleasant and provided a safe and comfortable journey. Lovely people, fabulous sites to experience. Full of information, history and heart from a true gem of an island. We would recommend and join one of these tours again. Thanks for a wonderful experience! Kirsty & DanielKirsty W
Wir haben kurzfristig für den nächsten Tag eine Tour mit den drei Highlights “Kallithea, Schmetterlingstal und Filerimos” gebucht. Die Abholung erfolgte pünktlich auf die Minute am Kreuzfahrtterminal. Marianne war super informativ und hat alles im Detail erklärt. Auf dem Rückweg wurden wir in der Stadt rausgelassen, sodass wir diese ebenso erkundigen könnten. Der Anbieter ist empfehlenswert. Der Bus war klimatisiert, wir hatten überall genug Zeit und es handelt sich um keinen Massentourismus. Many thanks to Marianne and the Bus driverStefanie Messerschmidt
Wir buchten 3 Tagesausflüge bei Manosgoing (Lindos Express, Top 3 Rhodos und Best of Rhodes) und waren sehr zufrieden. Sehr freundlicher und pünktlicher Service (Abholung und Zurückbringen zum Hotel). Sehr kompetente und geschulte Reiseleitung einen Tag durch Manos selbst und an den beiden anderen Tagen durch Marianna. Beide haben sich viel Mühe mit ihren Gästen gegeben. Marianna spricht nicht deutsch, aber perfektes Englisch. Manos spricht gutes Deutsch und sehr gutes Englisch. Auch Manos’ Ehefrau hat uns bereits im Vorfeld der Buchung sehr freundlich und ausführlich beraten und dazu beigetragen, dass wir ein Willkommens-Gefühl bekamen und wir sehr gerne wieder eine Reise nach Rhodos buchen.Anni Puschner