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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: 4x4 Self-Drive Jeep Tour with Pickup in the North

3. Rhodes: 4x4 Self-Drive Jeep Tour with Pickup in the North

Start by being picked up at your hotel and drive through beautiful nature, fun off-roads and traditional villages to the Seven Springs. Walk the famous tiny tunnel, explore the springs and enjoy your coffee. Make the second scheduled stop in Archipoli for some food tastings. Taste a variety of different local products including various honeys, souma, olive oil, local sweets, and fresh seasonal fruits. The third stop at a beautiful little 15th century chappel, where empty water bottles can be filled with spring water. Final stop is at a winery in the mountains. Learn some nice facts about wine production on a little tour through the vineyards, followed by optional wine tasting and a traditional "Meze" lunch. "Meze" is the original way to experience the Greek kitchen. Many different small plates with grandma's recipes to share. Don't miss out! (lunch is optional and not included in the price). We amke use of Suzuki Jimnys, 4-seaters. To privatize your jeep, pay 35€ per empty seat. Ideal for families of 3 if you don't want to be split up and sharing, or just like to have your own jeep. Self-driving Jeep Safaries operate as rent-a-cars. The own risk in case of damage by fault is maximum 650€. Besides the regular car insurance, we also offer Public Liability insurance.

From Rhodes: Lindos Village and Acropolis Guided Tour

4. From Rhodes: Lindos Village and Acropolis Guided Tour

Spend the day exploring Lindos and head to the Acropolis with a guide to learn the history of the monument. Admire the views of the ocean, marvel at the ancient ruins, and walk through the streets of the village. Meet your guide outside your hotel and enjoy a comfortable transfer in an air-conditioned bus. Drive along the coast, passing by rustic villages, vineyards, and olive groves, before you reach Lindos. Be captivated by the Acropolis atop the 400-foot rocky cliff and the whitewashed town surrounded by the sea. Walk 20 minutes uphill through the narrow streets of the town, and take 250 steps up to the temple to see the views from the very top. A licensed guide will accompany you and tell you the story of the island and Lindos. Explore the ancient site and take photos of the breathtaking view. During the tour, you will also pass a Byzantine church and the remains of the castle citadel of the Knights of St. John. Lastly, explore the scenic village of Lindos at your own pace and maybe grab an eat. At the end, board the bus to return to your hotel.

From Rhodes: Symi Island Day Trip by Boat with Hotel Pickup

5. From Rhodes: Symi Island Day Trip by Boat with Hotel Pickup

Visit the island of Symi on a day trip by boat from Rhodes. Take some time to explore the charming harborside village of Symi, and discover the picturesque beaches and inlets of the south side of the islands, with a fantastic view of the Panormitis Monastery. Start with pickup from your hotel. Depart from the harbor in Rhodes and cruise to the island of Symi. Disembark at the harbor of Symi and discover a beautiful and relaxed fisherman's village with neo-classical pastel-coloured houses. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the quiet streets of the village. Browse the quaint shops in search of natural sea sponges and cooking spices. You can also purchase some lunch in one of the many seaside tavernas. After lunch, board the boat and continue the adventure to the south of the island. Admire the views of the coastline inlets, including the Panormitis Monastery, which is dedicated to the Archangel Michael and is comprised of a large bell tower and an ornate 12th-century church. Finally, relax on the return journey to Rhodes. As you disembark, board the bus for the return journey to your hotel.

Kolympia: High-Speed Boat to Symi Island & St George's Bay

6. Kolympia: High-Speed Boat to Symi Island & 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 directly from Kolymbia and 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 30 minute swim stop in the crystal clear waters or soak up the sunshine on deck before making your way back to Kolymbia.

Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

7. Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

Join a guided family-friendly hiking trip up Mount Profitis Ilias and admire views of the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey, and some of the nearby islands. Learn about the history of this unusual Greek tourist attraction before experiencing a breathtaking sunset. Start your trip with pickup in Rhodes or choose to meet your guide in the quaint village of Salakos, located on the foothills of Profitis Ilias. Then, begin the ascent up the mountain, walking among ilex, pine, and olive trees along the way. Once at the top, visit some Alpine-style buildings built by the Italian colonists in 1929 and 1932. Continue from the Elafos and Elafina hotels up to the former home of the Italian Governor of Rhodes, Villa de Vecchi, and then the Byzantine church of Profitis Elias. After a short snack and drink break, head back to Salakos, stopping on the way for the highlight of this hiking tour: the sunset. Enjoy a feast for the eyes as you take in the colors of the sea, trees, and sun, calmly setting on the horizon. Later, return to the starting point using headlamps, rounding off your day with a true adventure in the wilderness. If you chose the pickup option, you'll be driven back to your accommodation once you return to Salakos. Technical information: Distance: 5.5km /3.4m Hiking time: 2.5 hours Total time: 3.5 hours

Southeast Rhodes: Panormitis, St. George Bay, & Symi Cruise

8. Southeast Rhodes: Panormitis, St. George Bay, & Symi Cruise

Start with a comfortable bus transfer from meeting points at select hotels and bus stops in Southeast Rhodes. Hop on board a spacious catamaran with has an air-conditioned lounge with a bar, where you can purchase a morning coffee, snacks, soft drinks and ice cream. Head up to the sundeck upstairs, where you can take in the views at second bar that has a shaded area with tables where you can relax while surrounded by the endless blue of the sea. Those that want to work on their tan can access non-shaded areas. Stop at the Panormitis Monastery which is dedicated to archangel Michael, who is thought to be the protector of the island. Have free time to see a large and sacred icon of the archangel, light a candle, buy a Komboskini prayer bracelet, or purchase some traditional butter cookies. Continue your journey with a quick stop at St. George's Bay beach which is only accessible by boat. Admire crystal-clear waters at this blue flag beach that is hugged by impressive cliffs that reach a height of 300 meters. Set sail to the famed Gialos harbor on Symi island, where brightly-colored buildings are stacked on a hill next to the see. Spend 3-hours of free time exploring narrow streets, hiking to the local windmills, trekking to the Kali Strata viewpoint, or capturing pictures of highlights like the clock tower. Buy some tasty food like simiako garidaki (tiny shrimp), tiropita tourta (Symian cheese pie), or Akoumia (traditional donuts made from rice flour). Return to your disembarkation point and transfer back to your meeting point by bus at the end of your tour.

Rhodes: Luxury RIB All-Inclusive Swimming Cruise to 3 Bays

9. Rhodes: Luxury RIB All-Inclusive Swimming Cruise to 3 Bays

Board a luxury speedboat and enjoy a private (or non private) swimming cruise in the pristine Anthony Quinn Bay, Ladiko Bay, and Kallithea Springs. The first stop will be Anthony Quinn Bay, where you can enjoy a 45-minute stop to snorkel and explore its amazing underwater life or chill on the boat. Explore the open bar of unlimited wine, ice-cold beers, and soft drinks while soaking in the views of the most picturesque bay on the island. Next, stop in Ladiko Bay, where after enjoying the swim and exploring a breathtaking underwater cliff. Hop back on the yacht and enjoy some light snacks. The third 45-minute swim stop will be Kallithea Springs. Dive into the water and refresh yourself before heading back to Rhodes.

Faliraki : Boat trip to Symi & St.George's Bay

10. Faliraki : Boat trip to Symi & St.George's Bay

COME ABOARD SYMI II - CATAMARAN & ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE FULL DAY BOAT TRIP TO SYMI. You will see the colorful island through 2 different stops at the most stunning places it has to showcase - Symi Town St. &George's Bay . On board you will be greeted by a cool, air-conditioned lounge with a bar, where you can enjoy your morning coffee, snacks, soft drinks and ice cream. (The items are not included in the price of the excursion). You can also choose the sundeck upstairs, where we have another up-to-date bar and a shaded area with tables to relax and enjoy your refreshments. Soak in the sun to work on that tan and admire the endless blue of the Dodecanese. Entering the famous harbor "Gialos" in Symi, don't forget to have your camera ready. Trust us, as soon as you see the colorful villas, you will be swept off your feet. You will have approximately 3 hours of free time to explore this color exploding place. Our suggestions: Wonder around in the beautiful alleyways of Symi. Take a picture of the clock tower (famous Big Ben replica). Hike to Castro and the windmills Go up the Kali Strata - the path will take you on a journey full of stunning views, architecture and overall scenery of the island. Try the tasty local cuisine - Sea food delicacy - tiny shrimps called ‘’Simiako garidaki”. Symian cheese pie called “tiropita-tourta” and last but not least the famous Akoumia - traditional donuts made from rice flour. Symi is known for having some of the best natural sea sponges you can get your hands on Take pictures of the beautiful scenery and the intricate mosaics that are traditional to the Dodecanese islands Don’t miss the sculpture of the Sponge Diver close to the bridge at the harbour. Stathis G. Hatzisavas. In 1913, he free dove to a depth of 88 meters, for 4 minutes. After our stop in Symi town we will set sail to our next destination St. George's Bay -photoshoot stop. Just a quick stop to capture this breathtaking beach that is only accessible by boat The most crystal-clear blue water you have ever seen hugs the impressive cliffs that reach up to 300 m. high. The combination creates a unique atmosphere.

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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!

By far the best way to get to symi island from Rhodes