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Rhodes: High-Speed Boat to Symi Island and St George's Bay

1. Rhodes: High-Speed Boat to Symi Island and St George's Bay

Tale a high-speed boat cruise to Symi, of the Dodecanese's most beautiful islands set amid the brilliant blue sea. Enjoy a fast boat service that gives you more time to explore the island. On the way, stop for swimming at Saint George’s bay. Begin your high-speed cruise at Mandraki Harbor as you set sail for Symi. On arrival, admire the turquoise water of the fishing harbor, the pastel-colored neoclassical buildings that frame the bay, and the colorful church domes dotting the landscape. Disembark at Symi and enjoy approximately 3 hours to explore the fishing town on your own. Have lunch at one of the numerous traditional tavernas (at your expense) or swim in the glittering waters. Depart Symi and admire the coastal views as you sail through Saint George’s Bay. Stop for a dip in the crystal clear waters or soak up the sunshine on deck before making your way back to Rhodes.

Rhodes: All Inclusive Day Cruise with BBQ & Unlimited Drinks

2. Rhodes: All Inclusive Day Cruise with BBQ & Unlimited Drinks

Experience the beauty of Rhodes Island on the Aphrodite Duchess day cruise. Enjoy a spacious boat with sunbeds, swim, and snorkel, plus an open bar with unlimited drinks. Start your day with sweet donuts, and iced frappe coffee.  Enjoy a hot dog hour for brunch, followed by a traditional Greek BBQ buffet for lunch. Your stops include Kallithea Springs and Traganou Caves. Lastly, visit Anthony Quinn Bay for a rich underwater life.  Make unforgettable memories and enjoy a day of relaxation and fun. Enjoy an open bar with unlimited Iced Frappe Coffee, Beer, White Wine, and Soft Drinks. Return to Mandraki Harbour at 4:00 PM. 

Rhodes: Sunset Cruise with Greek BBQ and Unlimited Drinks

3. Rhodes: Sunset Cruise with Greek BBQ and Unlimited Drinks

Start your relaxing sunset cruise from Mandraki Harbour, where you will head to Kalithea Springs for a swim and to relax. You'll also get the chance to have a swim in the crystal clear waters or just chill on the boat and take in the views. Enjoy the open bar, which offers unlimited frozen cocktails of the day, beer, wine, or soft drinks, and snack on a Greek BBQ while you take in the amazing views and the sunset. The boat will head back to Mandraki Harbour just as the sun disappears from the horizon.

Rhodes: Symi Island & Panormitis Monastery Day Trip by Boat

4. Rhodes: Symi Island & Panormitis Monastery Day Trip by Boat

Enjoy a day trip to the stunning Symi Island and see the Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis, Symi Harbor, neo-classical mansions, cafes, and more. You will board a comfortable boat where you can sit on the deck or inside to experience the journey. Start your experience at the port, where you'll receive your boarding card and a map with information about Symi Island. It takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach the island of Symi. You can sit on the deck or inside, wherever you feel is most comfortable. The first stop will be the Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis where you will have approximately 1-hour of free time for your individual visit. You can light a candle or walk around and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this holy place. Continue the boat cruise, following the precise boarding time provided at the front of the boat. Enjoy a scenic 1-hour cruise around the island’s west coast. Every Saturday (from mid-June to mid-September) there is an extra stop for swimming 20 min at Nymporio Bay. Entering the little harbor of Symi you will be amazed by the colorful houses and many private sailing boats and yachts. You will then have approximately 3.5-4 hours of free time for your visit. Symi village is full of beautiful, neo-classical mansions, folk and art shops, many cafeterias, hospitable taverns, and stalls with sponges and wooden carvings. Feel the authentic atmosphere, have a casual walk through the port, get the fun train for a great drive through Symi town, go for a swim or enjoy a nice meal in one of the many sea-front taverns.

Rhodes: Pirates' Route Sea Kayaking Tour

5. Rhodes: Pirates' Route Sea Kayaking Tour

Take half a day to explore the East Coast of Rhodes from the water, with a sea kayaking tour. Paddle along the coastline and discover 3 beaches up close. Take in the stunning colors of the Mediterranean sea and admire the interesting rock formations. Begin the Pirates' Route sea kayaking tour at Kathara Beach in Faliraki. Meet your guide and learn all you need to know about safety before climbing into your very own double kayak. As you glide over the Mediterranean waters, take opportunities to dive into the colorful sea directly from the kayak. Discover sea caves and local beaches, before enjoying a picnic lunch at a favorite local beach. Try out snorkeling and discover life below the water's surface. If you're feeling adventurous, get your adrenaline pumping by cliff-jumping off the surrounding rocks. Full of experience and a traditional Greek picnic, head back to Faliraki. As you go, listen to entertaining local myths, and facts about the geography, and enjoy some time to spot some wildlife in their natural habitat. Technical Information Distance: 10km /6.2m Paddling duration: 2.5-3 hours

Rhodes: Sun and Sea 3-Hour All-Inclusive Swimming Cruise

6. Rhodes: Sun and Sea 3-Hour All-Inclusive Swimming Cruise

Hop on board Aphrodite, a 36-foot catamaran, for a sun and sea cruise designed for holiday-makers looking for a chill cruise and a true taste of Greek hospitality. Enjoy 3 swimming stops and unlimited drinks and snacks on board.   Make your first swimming stop at Antony Quinn Bay. Take 40 minutes to luxuriate in the most photogenic bay of Rhodes, enjoying drinks and snacks, and the opportunity to swim or snorkel. Then, head off to the next two swimming stops. Spend 30 minutes each at Afantou Bay and Ladiko Bay for some more relaxation and swimming. Have fun with the facilities on board the vessel. Have peace of mind knowing that although Aphrodite is licensed for 45 passengers, the limit will be 28 passengers to maintain maximum comfort. Choose a super comfy sofa, relax, and enjoy the open bar with your choice of wine, beer, soft drinks, water, or the cocktail of the day, made on the spot from fresh fruit. Take advantage of the local snacks as well, including melekouni (Rhodian traditional honey and sesame bars), a fruit platter, and a choice of local produce.

From Faliraki: Direct High Speed Boat to Symi

7. From Faliraki: Direct High Speed Boat to Symi

Take a high-speed boat cruise to Symi, of the Dodecanese's most beautiful islands set amid the brilliant blue sea. Enjoy a fast boat service that gives you more time to explore the island. On the way, stop for swimming at Saint George’s bay. Begin your high-speed cruise directly from our 4 stops in Faliraki Beach without having to board a bus and set sail for Symi (with a 10-minute stop in Mandraki Harbour, to disembark and embark people). On arrival, admire the turquoise water of the fishing harbor, the pastel-colored neoclassical buildings that frame the bay, and the colorful church domes dotting the landscape. Disembark at Symi and enjoy approximately 3 hours to explore the fishing town on your own. Have lunch at one of the numerous traditional tavernas (at your expense) or swim in the glittering waters. Depart Symi and admire the coastal views as you sail through Saint George’s Bay. Stop for a dip in the crystal clear waters or soak up the sunshine on deck before making your way back to Rhodes.

Rhodes Town: High-Speed Boat Trip to Lindos

8. Rhodes Town: High-Speed Boat Trip to Lindos

Discover the charming village of Lindos located about an hour away from Rhodes. Enjoy 4 hours in the village of Lindos or 3 hour in the village of Lindos and 30 minutes swimming in Tsambika Bay. Leaving Mandraki Harbour, where the Colossos of Rhodes was said to have stood, delight in the details of the amazing east coast of the island. Pass Kallithea, Faliraki, Anthony Quinn, and Tsambika. From Lindos harbor take a donkey or walk to the top of the dominant Acropolis to discover its breath-taking views. Following this, descend to the traditional village of Lindos where you will be free to meander amongst the shaded cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings before you descend further down to the golden sandy beaches. Once at these beaches you will have the opportunity to freshen up with a dip in the crystal clear waters, indulge in a cold beer from one of the many beach bars, and reflect on the extraordinary abilities of mankind two millennia ago.

Rhodes: Kamiros, Kritinia, Embona and Mt Profitis Ilias Tour

9. Rhodes: Kamiros, Kritinia, Embona and Mt Profitis Ilias Tour

Explore one of the best-preserved Classical Greek cities  - the ancient Kamiros and have free time to admire the remains of a 3rd-century BC Doric temple, public baths, an altar to the Greek god Helios, the 6th-century BC Temple of Athena Polias, and a 206m (675ft) covered central walkway. Then, have a chance to experience a 14th-century AD fort erected by the Knights of St. John in Kritinia and get the best view of the west coastline and nearby islands of Halki and Alimia. Continue your day with a stop at Embona, known as a wine village, and have free time to taste local wines or have a delicious lunch in a village tavern. You will have 1 h 15 min free time to enjoy. Then take another scenic drive through the Mt. Profitis Ilias, uncovering the Italian heritage sites of Elafos & Elafina, the 15th-century Church of Foundoukli, and capturing memorable moments at the Eleousa fountain. Enjoy the diverse and fascinating experiences that this region has to offer.

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

10. 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!

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Manos is an excellent company. They arrange everything for you and meet you with the boat tickets, saving you a lot of hassle. You then have the day to yourself. Panomitis Monastery is beautiful andI lit candles. Symi itself is great. By bots Venetian style Harbour with lots of good restaurants and tourist shops. I explored Symi itself- lots of windy lanes and reached as high up as a farm. Saw outside of a beautiful local church. Also saw the folk museum. Warning- if you explore further afield from harbour it's very easy to get lost. Local transport is sparse at best and taxi drivers do not always answer their phones. WiFi reception can be weak so please test first before relying on Google maps. Allow yourself plenty of time to get back to the boat. The locals are friendly and will do their best to help you. However please do not expect them all to speak English- after all you are on a Greek island. (p.s. I got lost but mercifully did make it back to the boat in time).

BEST DAY of our holiday! The boat is spacious and they don’t overfill it like other boats we saw, you literally get so much for this ticket price, from morning donuts & coffee, to hot dogs, unlimited beer and wine, a super delicious Greek BBQ which is cooked right in front of you and even waffles! The crew was super friendly, the toilets spotless clean! I definitely recommend this cruise to anyone visiting Rhodes!

Amazing looking boat, very comfortable seats and the trip was so enjoyful! We left at 11:00 so no rush to wake up and rush to the harbour, in Symi we had 3 full hours which were enough to discover the beautiful town and have lunch at one of the many restaurants by the sea. St George’s Bay was breathtaking, the 30 minute stop was the cherry on the cake for a wonderful day trip!

Best day of our holidays! The crew was super fun and we will definitely do it again if we come to Rhodes this summer

Got there in just an hour, had 3 hours of free time and a swim stop in St George’s Bay! Definitely worth the price!