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Rhodes: All Inclusive Day Cruise with BBQ & Unlimited Drinks

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

The Aphrodite Duchess departs every day from Mandraki Harbour at 11 AM on an exciting day cruise visiting the 3 most must-see bays of Rhodes Island. Enjoy a spacious boat to ensure maximum comfort and make this cruise ideal for those looking to relax, sunbathe on the sunbeds, swim, and snorkel. Enjoy the open bar throughout the cruise, which offers unlimited iced frappe coffee, beer, white wine, soft drinks, and a frozen cocktail of the day, ideal to cool you down under the hot Greek sun. Once you hop aboard, enjoy a light breakfast, ideal to fuel you up for the exciting trip. Around lunchtime, the crew will prepare for you a traditional Greek BBQ buffet, which beats any taverna you will visit during your stay. Be prepared for the crepe hour, ideal to sweeten you up, on your way back to the harbor after a day at sea. Your first stop for a swim will be Kallithea Springs, an ancient therapy spa build for Italian Generals in 1929. Then you will head to the Traganou Caves, in Afandou Beach where you can swim out to explore the caves and enjoy the crystal clear water. Finally, head to the last stop, Anthony Quinn Bay, the most picturesque bay on the island with a rich underwater life. Spend the most amount of time here to enjoy every minute of it. Your return to Mandraki Harbour will be at 5 PM.

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

2. 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. For your third stop, continue to a little chapel where you can fill up your water bottles with spring water. Finally, head to a beachside restaurant for lunch. Lunch is optional and a la carte. There will be time to take a dive in the Aegean Sea. After lunch, enjoy another bumpy ride through the mountains before heading back to the hotel. The cars we use are 4-seaters. If you are less than 4 persons you will share the car. There is a possibility to privatize your car for an additional charge of 35€ per empty seat. To do so, please contact us.

Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

3. 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.

Kolympia: High-Speed Boat to Symi Island From Kolymbia

4. Kolympia: High-Speed Boat to Symi Island From Kolymbia

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.

From Rhodes: Private Yacht Cruise To Symi with Lunch

5. From Rhodes: Private Yacht Cruise To Symi with Lunch

Come along on this fantastic day trip to Symi Island, departing from Rhodes. On board the yacht, work on your suntan on the deck of the ship or relax with a cold beer and delicious snacks while you take in panoramic views of the surrounding area. You will have the opportunity to discover the three most beautiful parts of the island, Panormitis, Symi and Saint George Bay. As you arrive at the port of Panormitis, be amazed by the serenity and stunning views of this island paradise. Admire spectacular architecture and natural beauty as you stroll around the monastery, where you will hear stories and myths of the marvelous temples and their inhabitants. Walk through the district of multi-colored mansions at Symi village, the island’s port, and work your way up the many steps to reach the village's former commercial center, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the island. In the afternoon, break for lunch at Saint George Bay, where you can also enjoy a swim in the bay's crystal-clear waters before heading back to the harbor. 

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 183 reviews

Our hopes were quite high but we tried to set our expectations a little lower so as not to be disappointed. However, we were pleasantly surprised as the experience blew away all the hopes we had and was EVEN better than we hoped for. We are really talking off-road here in that the roads (trails) we drove on were more suitable for a mountain goat than a car and in parts the roads were washed away and it was really about keeping your hands on the wheel and steering with your brain. The rest stops were sufficiently numerous and adequately spaced with toilet facilities. Also some sightseeing at Seven springs and a chapel where the island's oldest olive tree grows (1000 years) I could easily repeat the same turn tomorrow.

We spent hours trying to figure out which boat trip would be right for us in Rhodes. This boat trip definitely was the right decision! We spent an hour at each of the stops, so plenty of time for snorkelling, drinks, chatting to others on the boat. The main BBQ itself was great, super tasty and the hosts were great too. It does play music the entire time and it’s a real mix of either Bob Marley, Earth Wind & Fire and Oasis, etc, so hopefully something for everyone. All in all, a great day and we made lots of friends and memories, so thank you!

If you really want to see a lot of the country with the most beautiful nature, this is highly recommended. This was super fun to do. De Zeven Bronnen is very beautiful, beautiful nature reserve to stretch your legs there for a while. The local tasting is also great to experience. The people are very friendly and super hospitable. You enjoy the beautiful surroundings, you also stop regularly to just stretch your legs and to see more of the country. This excursion is highly recommended if you are on Rhodes.

An absolutely wonderful excursion that we really recommend, it was one of the highlights of our holiday, the crew was super nice, good food and drinks. The swim stops were lovely with plenty of time to swim around and enjoy the crystal clear water. A plus because there was a toilet and shower on the boat. Thank you for a wonderful experience / Mia and Lena ❤️

Brilliant tour with some excellent offoroad tracks. We got the car to ourselves for an additional 70 euro which was ideal for couples.