My Trip to Greece : Crete and Rhodes Islands

    We toured all over Greece during my 22nd Birthday Celebration. I will share with you the Must-See Places and the  Cost of each tours.
This is the first part of  my travel blog covering   Crete, Palace of King Minos,  Rhodes and Temple of Apollo.
The second portion of my travel blog about Greece will cover Athens, Parthenon, Temple of Athena, Olympus and the Ancient Olympic Stadium.

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Crete , Greece

The largest island in Greece

Knossos Minoan Site, Heraklion

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Tour Cost per Person with Ride and Tour Guide:

Visit to Knossos and the Museum                                                                                                                    € 52.00 ++ | $ 67.35 ++ | Php 2,935.00

Visit to the Palace of Phaestos/ Festos (brother of King Minos)                                                                       € 45.00 ++ | $ 58.28 ++ | Php 2,540.00

Visit to Kritsa & Agios Nikolaos (the capital of Eastern Crete)                                                                        € 45.00 ++ | $ 58.28 ++ | Php 2,540.00

Visit all over Knossos, Kritsa & Agios Nikolaos                                                                                               € 79.00 ++ | $ 102.32 ++ | Php 4,457.00++

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Palace of King Minos

The Minoan palace features Royal quarters, store rooms  and shrines. It was rebuilt several times because of the damages caused by two earthquakes.

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 The lane going inside the King’s throne room

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The King’s receiving area

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The King’s throne

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This is how brief you can peek into the Throne Room

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The remains of what once a glorious civilization

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Ancient Storage area

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What the Minoan Empire used to look like

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The famous columns that are always present in photos of Crete

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It is a must to take a photo with this scenery

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The remaining ruins

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You may roam around inside

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What made Crete even more interesting is that it is where the Labyrinth and the Minotaur myth  originated.

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This path to the Labyrinth

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Museum in Knossos

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Life-size statues of the gods and goddesses

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Souvenirs from Crete

This is my ultimate favorite souvenir that we got from Greece! A Chess set comprising with miniature Greek ensemble.

Depends on the size     € 50.00 –  € 75.00 ++ | $ 64.80- $97.00++ | Php 2,800 – Php4,200++

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Here’s a closer look of the chess pieces.

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Port of Crete

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The port of Crete at night

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Rhodes , Greece

The island has a variety of cultures and identities throughout the history because it is located at the crossroads of Middle East, Europe and Africa. Rhodes is well known for the Colossus of Rhodes site. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the world.

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Overlooking Rhodes

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Tour Cost Per Person with Ride and Tour Guide:

Tour around Rhodes                                                                                                                                      € 43.00 ++ | $ 55.00 ++ | Php 2,400.00++

Tour around Lindos                                                                                                                                       € 56.00 ++ | $ 72.50++ | Php 3,160.00++

Visit to Lindos and the Old City of Rhodes                                                                                                  € 74.00 ++ | $ 95.00 ++ | Php 4,180.00++

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes                                                                                 € 8.00 ++ | $ 10.36 ++ | Php 450.00++

Rhodes Archaeological Museum                                                                                                                 € 3.00 ++ | $ 3.89 ++ | Php 170.00++

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We rented a car and the Greek driver drove us around. The good thing about renting a car instead of going into groups of tourists, is that you can take your time exploring the tourist spot without rushing.

Car Rental Rates per Day :  

Regular Sedan   € 35.00 –  50.00 ++ | $ 45.00 – $65.00++ | Php 2,500 – Php2,800++

Mini Van             € 55.00 –  € 80.00 ++ | $ 71.00 – $104.00++ | Php 3,100 – Php4,500++

Mercedes Benz  € 150.00 –  € 220.00 ++ | $194.00 – $284.00++ | Php8,500 – Php12,400++               (This was the car we rented. There’s an additional charge for hiring a driver.)

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Temple of Apollo at the Acropolis of Rhodes

Entrance Fee : FREE

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Failed creative shot haha!

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This tree looks so majestic in person, this is in front of the temple of Apollo.

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Gate d’Amboise to the Medieval City

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Evangelismos Church

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The Avenue of the Knights

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Hippokratous Square Medieval Fountain

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The medieval fortress

There are several restaurants and shops in this place

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House decor made of Dried fish and other sea creatures

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Lindos

Lindos has promising white beaches and archeological sites. It takes an hour drive from Rhodes to Lindos.

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Unfortunately, we missed visiting the Diagoras Stadium. It was dedicated and named after a man from Rhodes who won Olympic Game, Pythian Games, Isthmian and the Nemean Games.

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Here are the Must-Visit Sites in Lindos

Athena Lindia Doric Temple  (Acropolis of Lindos, includes an Ancient Amphitheater)                           € 6.00 ++ | $ 7.77++ | Php 340.00++

St. Paul’s Beach  (Parasol and Lounge Rental)     € 8.00 ++ | $ 10.36++ | Php 450.00++

Columns of the Hellenistic stoa  (included on the Travel Package already)

Castle of Lindos  (included on the Travel Package already)

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Stay tuned for my second Travel Blog about the other side of Greece :  Athens, Parthenon, Temple of Athena, Olympus and the Ancient Olympic Stadium.

Sneak peek of my Birthday Celebration in Greece.

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Experiencing new adventures widens our perspective. — Kyrah Banks ♥
2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
 

9 thoughts on “My Trip to Greece : Crete and Rhodes Islands

  1. Steven

    Great post and wonderful photos…. I was in Athens in the spring.. will visit Santorini in November..Yeah, I pretty much avoid tourist crowds by going when noone else does..:P

    Reply
  2. Pingback: GREECE : Athens and Ancient Olympics | the Kyrah Banks

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