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Rhodes: Romantic Gulet Cruise w/ Swimming, Buffet & Drinks

1. Rhodes: Romantic Gulet Cruise w/ Swimming, Buffet & Drinks

Discover the 3 most beautiful bays on Rhodes. Sunbathe, swim and snorkel with your friends and family. The first stop is Kallithea Springs, an ancient therapy spa. Next is the Caves of Traganou at Afandou Beach, where you can snorkel inside the rock formations. The third stop is Anthony Quinn Bay, a picturesque pirate shelter with abundant underwater life. Enjoy a lunch buffet of Mediterranean, seafood and vegetarian dishes, prepared and served on board. The crew will keep your glass filled with chilled wine, cold beer or juice throughout the cruise.

Rhodes: Anthony Quinn, Afandou, Kallithea Boat Tour & Lunch

2. Rhodes: Anthony Quinn, Afandou, Kallithea Boat Tour & Lunch

Discover the beautiful scenery of Anthony Quinn Bay, Afandou Beach, and the Kallithea Caves on a sailing cruise with several scenic swimming stops, departing from Rhodes. Enjoy a traditional lunch onboard with a selection of drinks as you admire the views. Depart from Mandraki Harbor in Rhodes aboard the traditional Greek wooden boat Alkmini. Sail for a short time and stop first in the famous Anthony Quinn Bay. Enjoy some time for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, or simply do some sunbathing on the boat. Next, continue the journey to Afandou Beach. While stopped beside the beach, enjoy a Greek lunch with drinks onboard the boat. Head to the final stop at the Kallithea Caves. Enjoy more time for swimming and snorkeling, and explore part of the shady cave. Finally, relax on the return journey to Mandraki Harbor in Rhodes.

From Athens: 8 day tour, Delphi, Meteora, and Santorini Tour

3. From Athens: 8 day tour, Delphi, Meteora, and Santorini Tour

Experience Athens, Santorini, and points beyond on this tour. Wander the ancient temples of the Acropolis. Visit the monasteries around Meteora. Watch the sun set during a cruise around Santorini. Day 1Meet your driver at Athens airport for transfer to your hotel. Enjoy some free time in the city after checking in. Day 2Admire the Parthenon and the other archaeological wonders around the Acropolis. Spend time wandering the narrow streets of Plaka. The area is full of traditional architecture and culture.  Day 3Enjoy the scenery away from Athens. Discover the winter village of Arachova nestled in the mountains. Visit the historical sites and museums of Delphi, once home to the oracle of ancient Greek legends. End your day in the town of Kalambaka. Day 4Visit two of the monasteries of Meteora built on the cliffs above the town of Kalambaka. Learn more about the lives of monks. Dine on a traditional Greek lunch back in Kalambaka. Stop in Thermopylae to check out a statue of Leonidas, leader of the famed 300 Spartans. Return to Athens. Day 5Get an early start and catch a ferry to Santorini. Meet your driver on the island and transfer to your hotel. Explore during the area during the rest of your day. Enjoy the island’s renowned white buildings and sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea. Day 6Spend your morning in town. Explore the shops or stroll around. Meet your driver at the hotel in the afternoon. Take a cruise around the island while enjoying a buffet. Marvel at Santorini’s volcano and hot springs. Enjoy the sunset sailing in the caldera. Savor Greek delicacies prepared onboard.  Day 7Return to Athens on the ferry. Enjoy views of the islands and the sea. Meet your driver at the terminal for the return to your hotel. Day 8Meet your driver at the hotel for return to the airport.

Athens: Private City & Sea Bike Tour

4. Athens: Private City & Sea Bike Tour

Starting from the center of Athens, cycle through quiet neighborhoods for about 8 kilometers on safe bike lanes to reach the Athens “Riviera”. Ride on safe bike lanes to reach Niarchos cultural center that will house the new National Library and the National Opera. Ride along the coast for about 4 kilometers, passing by many interesting attractions such as the Tae Kwon do indoor hall, the Averof ship museum and Marina Flisvos. Your final destination is a nice beach, where you will have plenty of time for a coffee break or a light lunch. After about 30 minutes free time at the beach, take the same way back to the city center of Athens. Stop at a famous local pastry shop for a sampling of amazing Greek pies. At the end of the tour your guide will give you tips and suggestions for the rest of your holidays in Athens. Highlights include the Niarchos Cultural Center, Delta Falirou, Marina Flisvou, Averof ship museum, Alimos beach, Keramikos and National Observatory.

From Athens: 6-Day Peloponnese, Cog Railway & Zakynthos Tour

5. From Athens: 6-Day Peloponnese, Cog Railway & Zakynthos Tour

Explore history and culture on a 6-day tour through the Peloponnese and Zakynthos regions, and take a ride on the Cog Railway. Enjoy five nights at a 3 or 4-star hotel, and experience history and culture at archaeological sites and UNESCO sites. Day 1:Begin the tour with pickup in Athens, and make your way to the world-famous Acropolis, built during the Golden Age of Pericles. Admire the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Porch of Maidens. Continue a short pleasant walk and pass by Herodion and Dionysus theater, and visit the new Museum of Acropolis. Drive along the mainland coast to the Peloponnese Region, and stop to see the Canal of Corinth and ancient Corinth. Stay overnight in Nafplio. Day 2: Stroll the narrow streets of the old city of Nafplio, and explore its shops and restaurant. Enjoy the view of the small island of Bourtzi, in the middle of the city's harbor, the fort on the sea, and Nafplio's trademark, the Castle of the Town. Make a stop at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus of the 15,000 spectators, and visit Ancient Mycenae, the former center of Greek civilization, home to the kingdom of the mythical Agamemnon, and stay overnight at Olympia. Day 3: Get an early start to the day, and visit the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, the place where the first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC, in the lush valley formed by the Alfios River. See the temple of Zeus, the most celebrated in Ancient Greece. Catch the ferry to Zakynthos, check in to your hotel, and enjoy a day of leisure. Rest and explore the center of Zakynthos and have dinner at a traditional tavern before staying overnight in Zakynthos. Day 4:Finish breakfast and relax as the driver transfers you from your hotel to Zakynthos Marina to take the local boat cruise to enjoy one of the best ways to explore the island. Stop first at the blue caves and watch the sun hit the water and change its colour. See the magical turquoise shade of the water that changes to emerald green, and move on to the next stop to see the shipwreck. Explore the beach, well-known throughout the world, and return to the Marina before the driver transfers you to your hotel. Stay overnight in Zakynthos. Day 5: Board the ferry from Zakynthos Port to reach Diakofto to take the Cog Railway which links Kalavrita with Diakopto through the Vouraikos Canyon. Travel over streams climbing the narrow gorge up int o the mountains, through tunnels, and over waterfalls. Continue the tour at the mysterious magnificent "Cave of the Lakes", a rare creation of nature. See small and large lakes, 13 in total, with different colors in each one. Stop and stay overnight in Dimitsana. Day 6: Start the day with a hike along the path that leads to the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos and Monastery of Philsofos. See one of the oldest monasteries in Greece, that was built in the 19th century. Admire a beautiful view of the Lousios River under your feet.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 389 reviews

Une journée parfaite : 3 endroits magnifiques pour sauter depuis le bateau et faire du snorkeling, un buffet très savoureux et équilibré, du vin à volonté (pas de la meilleure qualité mais suffisamment bon) mais surtout une équipe jeune avec une bienveillance! Un gros plus pour la playlist, enfin une bonne liste de musique! Attention aussi aux coups de soleil, on brûle très vite sans s’en rendre compte!!

The tour was great, lots of time to swim, not too many people on the boat which made it really comfortable too! The crew serves you drinks and food aswell, it was a pleasure!

Wonderful boat trip with good food and more than enough drinks. Incredibly pleasant staff! Bring your sunscreen!!

Amazing experience, amazing tasty food and very friendly! Swimming, drinking, eating, sunbathing - just great!

Super nice crew, great music, delicious food, good atmosphere on board