4. 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!