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Rhodes: All-Inclusive Catamaran Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

1. Rhodes: All-Inclusive Catamaran Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Embark on a catamaran cruise to the coastal beaches of Rhodes on your choice of sailing or power catamaran. Stop at idyllic beaches and bays to swim, snorkel, or relax. Enjoy unlimited drinks on board with a Mediterranean lunch. Board the sailing or power catamaran and set off on your journey around the beautiful island of Rhodes. Cruise to the first stop of the day at Anthony Quinn's Bay, where you will enjoy wonderful views and can swim and snorkel. Head to your second stop at Afandou Beach, where you’ll have 60 minutes to swim and snorkel in a quiet bay. There, the crew will throw bread into the sea and colorful fish will gather around you as you explore Rhodes' underwater life. Following that, enjoy a Mediterranean lunch prepared and served on board. If you choose the power catamaran option, make an additional stop at the beautiful Tsambika Beach or Ladiko Bay (depends which place is less busy). The final stop will then be at Kalithea Springs, where you will have 45-60 minutes for swimming and snorkeling, before returning to the port.

Rhodes: Cruise with 3 Stops, Lunch and Unlimited Drinks

2. Rhodes: Cruise with 3 Stops, Lunch and Unlimited Drinks

Get ready for a memorable day of sailing on the Aegean Sea on a day cruise from Rhodes. Explore the most beautiful parts of the east coast with a buffet meal and drinks on board. Swim and snorkel with the equipment provided at Anthony Quinn Bay, Afandou Beach, and Kalithea Springs. Depart from the port of Mandraki in the morning. Enjoy sailing on a traditional wooden boat with free WiFi that will take you to one of the calmest beaches of Rhodes, Anthony Quinn Bay. Swim and snorkel in the emerald green waters for an hour. Next, continue to Afandou Beach. As the crew drops anchor there, have the chance to swim, snorkel or just relax on the quiet beach. Come back on the boat in an hour for a lunch buffet with local flavors and vegetarian dishes accompanied by red or white wine. After lunch, head to your last stop, Kallithea Springs. Take a dip in the long enclave of clear blue water surrounded by rocks and ladders that lead down to the ocean. After 30 minutes in Kallithea, settle in for the return trip to Rhodes Town.

Rhodes: Boat Tour with Snorkeling, Swimming, Lunch & Drinks

3. Rhodes: Boat Tour with Snorkeling, Swimming, Lunch & Drinks

From 9:30pm onward, we welcome you on board Romantika and help you get settled on one of our decks, reserved in advance. Get to know your crew, get comfortable, relax and get ready for a memorable experience… As we leave the historic Mandraki Old Port (departure 10 am) and cruise along the East Coastline, be ready to admire significant attractions and landmarks such as St. Nicholas Fortress, The Medieval old city, the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Fontana Grande, Rams Rock etc. We drop anchor in Kalithea Bay that features the famous Kalithea Springs, a magnificent seaside Monument, that offers visitors a unique combination of nature, architecture and history. We stay long enough for you to take it all in and swim, snorkel, dive, take pictures or simply enjoy the deck, music and the aperitifs… Three horns by the Captain signify departure and we continue cruising further to the South past Faliraki towards Afandou. As we marvel at the beauty of the landscape and the Big Blue, the crew offers snacks, wine and aperitifs. Next stop is Afandou, a 4 km stretch of beach featuring the Caves of Traganou. Again you will have plenty of time to swim, walk on the beach, explore the caves, jump off the rocks or the boat’s high or lower decks and build an appetite, while we set up our lunch buffet prepared on board with the best local ingredients by our Chef, Diamantis. Three horns and back on board to savor perfectly executed traditional Greek recipes and signature dishes along with wine from select Rhodes’ wineries or Ice cold beer and juices, if you prefer. For the last part of the tour we cruise next to huge imposing rock formations that lead to the landmark bay named after the actor Anthony Quinn (He fell in love with the miniature bay and bought the land while filming “Guns of Navarone”, which was reclaimed by the Greek Government in 1984). Last stop to enjoy the natural beauty of the bay, the water activities or the nirvana of the comfortable decks together with desert and our signature cocktails made with Greek spirits like Ouzo and Masticha. Depending on the mood and vibes, you can find yourself singing and dancing or learning the Greek Zorba dance… Time to head back to Mandraki port (arrival 4pm). Full of new experiences, beautiful images, good food and drinks and perhaps new friends we say Thank you for sailing with us and Goodbye!

Diagoras Airport: Private One-Way Transfer to/from Rhodes

4. Diagoras Airport: Private One-Way Transfer to/from Rhodes

Skip the long lines for taxis, or the hassle of navigating the public transport system on arrival at Diagoras Airport in Rhodes, and enjoy a private, chauffeur driven transfer to your hotel in a comfortable and luxurious vehicle. On landing at the airport, you will be met by your driver in the arrival hall. They will be holding a sign with your name on it for ease of contact. They will then escort you to your vehicle and provide luggage service when needed, before driving you swiftly and safely to your final destination. The transfer is also available for departures, with a pick-up from your hotel lobby. The comprehensive service takes care of all elements of your journey, including flight tracking to ensure your driver is ready when you are, whether you land on time, late, or even early. Vehicles are available for a variety of party sizes and budgets, and are always of the highest visual and technical standards. Transfers are available to and from Rhodes Town, Rhodes Port, Ialyssos, Ixia, Kremasti, Pastida and Tholos (Hotel Zone A), and to and from Kalithea, Koskinou, Faliraki, Ladiko, Afandou, and Kolymbia (Hotel Zone B).

Rhodes: Filerimos, Butterfly Valley & Ancient Kamiros Tour

5. Rhodes: Filerimos, Butterfly Valley & Ancient Kamiros Tour

Discover the major landmarks on the gorgeous island of Rhodes as you follow your expert guide on an insightful excursion. Visit Mount Filerimos with its medieval monastery, the colorful butterfly valley, and the ancient city of Kamiros, which was destroyed by an earthquake. Ride an air-conditioned bus to your first stop, Mount Filerimos. Walk by the representation of the Stations of the Cross and admire the breathtaking panoramic view. Visit the medieval monastery built in the early 14th century and hear the amazing story of Our Lady of Filerimos. After a short picturesque drive, arrive at the iconic butterfly valley, surrounded by dense vegetation and tall trees. Enjoy a walk down the shaded path and reach the gorgeous opening, where you'll find the marvelous Panaxia Quadripunctaria or Jersey Tiger butterfly. Your next stop is Kamiros, an ancient Doric city founded in the 6th century. See the acropolis and temples of this tragic site that was destroyed by an earthquake in 142 AD. Continue your drive through the mountains and visit the quaint village of Embona. Stop at a traditional mountain home to meet a family of wine producers. Taste some of their wine and local spirits, as well as honey and olive oil. Explore the village on your own and purchase lunch at a local restaurant if you're feeling hungry.

Rhodes Town: Anthony Quinn, Kalithea & Afandou Boat Cruise

6. Rhodes Town: Anthony Quinn, Kalithea & Afandou Boat Cruise

Discover the island of Rhodes from the water by embarking on a boat tour departing from Mandraki Harbor in Rhodes Town. Explore three of the most stunning local beaches, with plenty of time to swim and snorkel in refreshing deep blue water. Board a traditional Greek boat at Mandraki Harbor and set sail toward Anthony Quinn Bay. Take in amazing panoramic views as you sail away from the coast. Once at the bay, drop anchor for your first chance to snorkel. Up next, visit Afandou Beach to swim and snorkel.Relax and listen to music on the way to Kallithea Bay. Dive into the water and go for a swim or snorkel with colorful fish, squid, and other marine life. Finish your cruise with a scenic trip back to Rhodes Town.

Kiotari, Lardos, Lindos: High Speed Boat Trip to Rhodes Town

7. Kiotari, Lardos, Lindos: High Speed Boat Trip to Rhodes Town

Take a step back in time and follow the route used by the Crusaders and Barbary pirates on their passage to the city of Rhodes. Leaving from Kiotari we head up the east coast of the island passing places of antiquity, beauty and historical legend. Passing Lindos, Archangelos, Kolymbia, Afandou, Faliraki, Kalithea… each and every one steeped in their own folklore…sit back and enjoy the assault on your senses. See the amazing coastline, smell the sea air, let the sun touch your skin and hear yourself saying “this is beautiful”. Enjoy your day in Rhodes City visiting the Old City, a fully functioning, inhabited, UNESCO world heritage sight, and the New City with designer shopping, Starbucks & McDonalds (just like home!).As well as the many museums (both history & art), there is an aquarium and a 9D cinema.

Rhodes: Bay to Bay Swimming Cruise, Greek Buffet included

8. Rhodes: Bay to Bay Swimming Cruise, Greek Buffet included

From 9:45am onward, We welcome you on board Romantika Dreams and help you get settled on one of our decks. Get comfortable, relax. At 10:15, as we leave the historic Mandraki old port and cruise along the East Coastline, be ready to admire significant attractions and landmarks such as St. Nicholas Fortress, The Medieval old city, the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Fontana Grande, Rams Rock etc. First, we drop anchor in Kalithea Bay that features the famous Kalithea Springs, a magnificent seaside Monument, that offers visitors a unique combination of nature, architecture and history. We stay long enough for you to take it all in and swim, snorkel, dive, take pictures or simply enjoy the deck and the music. Three horns by the Captain signify departure and we continue cruising further to the South past Faliraki towards Afandou, our next stop, a 4 km stretch of beach featuring the Caves of Traganou. Again you will have plenty of time to swim, walk on the beach, explore the caves, jump off the rocks or the boat’s high or lower decks and build an appetite, while we set up our lunch buffet freshly prepared on board. Our menu includes traditional Greek recipes, as well as vegetarian dishes! Enjoy Happy Hour at the Bar with half price on already great value delicious cocktails and drinks! Three horns and back on board to enjoy the delicious lunch and cruise next to huge imposing rock formations that lead to the landmark bay named after the actor Anthony Quinn (He fell in love and bought the land while filming “Guns of Navarone” which was reclaimed by the Greek Government in 1984). Last stop to enjoy the natural beauty of the miniature bay, the water activities or the Happy hour at the Bar. Depending on the mood and vibes, you can find yourself singing and dancing or learning the Greek Zorba dance… Time to head back to Mandraki port (arrival 4:15pm). Full of new experiences, beautiful images, good food and drinks and perhaps new friends we say Thank you for sailing with us and Goodbye!

Rhodes: Full Day East Coast Bay to Bay Boat Trip with Lunch

9. Rhodes: Full Day East Coast Bay to Bay Boat Trip with Lunch

Meet your group early in the morning and hop on the bus which will take you straight to the port. Hop aboard your boat and sit back and relax as you take in the panoramic views of Rhodes' medieval town and the island's stunning coastline from the sea. Swim among the native marine life at your first stop in Anthony Quinn's Bay, well known for its crystal-clear emerald waters and its sheltered rocky beach. Encounter cliffs towering above the shimmering waters, brimming with fish, sea urchins, coral formations, and more. Continue your journey to your next swimming spot at Tsambika Bay, where you can swim over to its 800-meter long fine golden sand beach for some tanning. Spend two hours here, where you can swim to your heart's content before tucking into a delicious buffet meal aboard the boat. No doubt after all the water sports you'll be hungry for the selection of Greek food, including moussaka, veggies, meatballs, pasta, and salad on offer. Re-energized, head to the rocky beach and bay of Afandou, where you can explore its outstanding cave directly from the water. Next, make your way to your last stop, the sheltered Kallithea Bay, for a final swim or a relaxing sun bathe on the boat before returning to Rhodes with your group.

Rhodes: East Coast Pleasure Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

10. Rhodes: East Coast Pleasure Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Rhodes sea cruises: We start at 10:00 from Mandraki harbour and we visite the most beautiful places in Rhodes island: first is Kallithea caves for about an hour swim and snorkelling relax on the boat diwn of the sun or shaddow ,then we go to Afandou beach for another about one hour swim,relax on board down of the sun or shadow,music, have our buffet with greek local foods and last stop is Anthony quinn for swim snorkelling about an hour,we ard back in Mandraki harbour at 16:00.The boat has a bar for drinks.

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The transport was great. My driver was very punctual, helped me with my luggage and drove me well to my accommodation. I felt very safe and comfortable the entire time. I would book it again!

It was a great tour with wonderful experiences. The food was delicious and the crew was super nice.

perfect day trip, beautiful locations, extremely delicious food and big portions, totally worth it

Great experiences, wonderful places and great beaches. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

10 outta 10 recommend. Perfect relaxing day out 🙏🏾