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Rhodes Town

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Rhodes: Speedboat Trip to Symi with Free Time to Explore

1. Rhodes: Speedboat Trip to Symi with Free Time to Explore

Admire views of town of Rhodes and the town of Symi from the water with this speedboat tour between these two points. Have ample time in Symi to shop, try local cuisine, and capture pictures of the colorful houses before returning by speedboat to Rhodes  Hop aboard the new speedboat in Kolona Harbor. Soak up some sun on the outdoor deck or cool off in the air-conditioned closed deck as you take in views of the Rhodes castle walls, the minarets of the Old Town, the medieval clock, and the Marine Gate. Head out from Rhode and catch a glimpse of the on your left hand the 46-meter high Naillac Tower, the windmills of Rhodes, the Saint Nicholas Fortress, and the Aquarium of Rhodes.  Arrive in the bay of Symi where you can spy the town of Symi which is amphitheatrically built. Spy the colorful neoclassical houses which reflect in the sea on clam days. Disembark and have over three hours to take in the charm of this island before returning to Rhodes. 

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

2. 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.

From Rhodes: Cruise to Symi Island and Saint George's Bay

3. From Rhodes: Cruise to Symi Island and Saint George's Bay

The excursions of SP Cruises to Symi start from the Mandraki Harbour of Rhodes every day at 10:00 in the morning. After about two hours we arrive at the beach of Agios Georgios, where we stay for an hour for diving and swimming in its clear blue waters. From there, we depart at 13:00 for Gialos, the main port of Symi, where you will have plenty of time to explore the quaint town and enjoy your lunch at one of its wonderful restaurants (lunch is not included in your cruise fare). We depart from the port of Symi at 16:20 to return to Mandraki harbour at 18:30, after a wonderful day with SP Cruises!

Rhodes: All-Inclusive Catamaran Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

4. 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: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

5. Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Discover the ancient history of Rhodes on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of its ancient sites and top attractions. Visit 12 of the city's most important sites and feel free to get off and re-enter the bus at each of the stops. You can hop on and off as many times as you want on the 1-hour circuit. Explore sites such as the popular Elli Beach and the Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with Mediterranean marine life such as dolphins, seals, turtles, and sharks. Stop at the government buildings or shop till you drop in the commercial center, then visit the Old Town and the area where the statue of Colossus stood. Hop off at the Palace of the Grand Magister to admire its medieval architecture before heading to the Archaeological Museum to see artifacts from Rhodes and neighboring islands. Admire panoramic views from the Monte Smith Hill, and discover over 2,000 years of history at the Acropolis, the Temple of Apollo, and the ancient stadium and theater. With your ticket, you're free to stop at the attractions that interest you most.

Rhodes: All Inclusive Day Cruise with BBQ & Unlimited Drinks

6. 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 to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

7. Rhodes to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

Embark at the tourist port of Rhodes and cross the Aegean to the magical seaside resort of Marmaris. Discover how Marmaris has evolved from a tiny fishing village into a popular tourist resort with numerous restaurants, bars, shops, and a bustling marina. Explore at your own pace and use the time to visit the medieval castle on the hilltop. Stroll around the Old Town to see the traditional houses and visit a museum with archaeological finds from Knidos, Datça, and various shipwrecks. Try the local cuisine or go to the bazaar to purchase spices, traditional artwork, and sweets. Take an optional shopping tour of Marmaris by bus. Enjoy a walk along the promenade and swim in the cooling lagoon along the 10 km long beach before the return boat trip to Rhodes.

Rhodes: Sunset Cruise with Greek BBQ and Unlimited Drinks

8. 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.

From Rhodes Town: Day Trip to Lindos

9. From Rhodes Town: Day Trip to Lindos

Avail of worry-free transportation from Rhodes Town, Ixia or Ialyssos and admire the typical villages and beautiful landscape on the 1-hour drive to Lindos. Get dropped off at a central parking lot on arrival, from where you can stroll to the village square in 5 minutes or take the shuttle bus to arrive in just 2 minutes. Avail of 4 hours of free time to choose what you want to do. Head to the acropolis to see the ruins of the Temple of Athena Lindia, or relax on the sandy beach. Enjoy refreshments in the cafés and restaurants, or buy gifts in the boutique stores. Return to the parking lot at 3:00 PM for the return journey to Rhodes Town, Ixia and Ialyssos.

Submarine Cruise with Underwater Views from Rhodes

10. Submarine Cruise with Underwater Views from Rhodes

Enjoy the opportunity to see the most famous and beautiful places in the City of Rhodes from Submarine Poseidon. Depart from Mandraki Harbor, located in the center of Rhodes Island and experience the magic of Rhodes from the water.  See a few of the best-known sights including the place where Colossos of Rhodes stood, the port Mandraki, the Elli beach, the Tourist Harbor and the walls of the Old Town.  Sitting in an air-conditioned comfort cabin below the surface, and gaze out of the huge windows which offer you a 360° panoramic view of the stunning eco-systems of the Aegean Sea. Be sure to have your cameras ready when our diver enters the water and begins to feed the hundreds of multi-colored fish right in front of your window. This is a great experience for nature lovers of all ages and the the expert crew will take care everything.  The vessel remains above sea level at all times, while its hull, the underwater observatory, is 2.5 meters below the surface. Have the option to relax surrounded by the under water world or leave the cabin and walk on the deck and enjoy the ocean breeze.

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based on 7,340 reviews

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).

Our guide was Dimitris and he was the perfect guide for our walking tour of Rhodes Old Town.. His knowledge of Rhodes Old Town and of the complex history of Rhodes was excellent and he was always willing and able to answer the many questions we had about this fascinating place. I would throughly recommend Dimitris if you want to have an informative and enjoyable walk around the Old Town.

This tour was one of the highlights of my time in Greece. I booked during the off-season and ended up being the only participant! My guide was knowledgeable and very enthusiastic to share his knowledge with me. The tour was perfect-- getting to see all the major sites in Rhodes! I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to see the sites!

Amazing amazing. I heard about this place online before coming and knew I had to book a trip there. This was recommended to me and did not disappoint. Beautiful place, great boat ride there and back with a stop half way there so we could get into the sea.

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