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From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

1. From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

On this tour, you will visit the stunningly beautiful village of Lindos by boat. On the way back, the boat will make stops at Anthony Quinn's Bay for photos and both Tsambika's and Lindos's emerald bays so you can relax and go for a swim. The boat departs at 8:50 AM from Mandraki port and returns at approximately 5:30 PM. Lindos is a magnificent acropolis on an imposing rock. On the top of the rock stands a centuries-old acropolis, proudly overlooking the archipelagos. The acropolis bears silent witness to Lindos’ glorious past, a major naval power of ancient times which reputedly had a population of 17,000. The view of Lindos village, with its cubic houses sprawling down the hillside under the acropolis, is one of the most photographed scenes in Greece. The whitewashed labyrinth of little alleyways was deliberately designed to confuse pirates, today this layout makes wandering around the town a real adventure. According to tradition the temple of Athena was founded by Danaus, who came to the island with his 50 daughters to escape the rage of the goddess Hera. Follow the same ancient path that the ancient Rhodians took. When you reach the acropolis you will see a 280 BC relief of a ancient Greek warship carved into the rock, an indication of the naval power of ancient Rhodes.

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From Rhodes: Day Cruise with Snorkeling and Lunch Buffet

2. From Rhodes: Day Cruise with Snorkeling and Lunch Buffet

Romantika cruises daily at 10:00 AM on a cruise to 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.

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From Rhodes: Full-Day Boat Trip to Symi Island

3. From Rhodes: Full-Day Boat Trip to Symi Island

Cross the Aegean Sea from the port of Rhodes and sail to Symi Island, where traditional houses greet you as you sail into the harbor. Upon arrival, get some free time to explore the stunning island on your own or choose to follow your guide. Travel back in time at the Archaeological and Folklore Museum, visit the ruins of the knights’ castle overlooking Gialos, or explore the island's maritime history at the Naval Museum. Take a taxi boat to a secluded beach for a refreshing dip or instead try to taste as many local delicacies as possible. Afterward, board your boat once again and admire Panormitis Monastery, dedicated to the Archangel Michael and known for its miracles.

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Rhodes Town: RIB Cruise with Snacks and Drinks

4. Rhodes Town: RIB Cruise with Snacks and Drinks

Meet the Capitan at 2.30 PM and head to Kallithea Springs Beach. Swim in the clear waters and learn about the movies that have been filmed at this very location. Next, visit Anthony Quinns’ Bay, the beach named after the actor who purchased the area after filming a scene there from Guns of Navarone. Don't forget to bring your camera, as you will definitely want to photograph the turquoise waters and rugged cliffs. Continue to another beach area, home to the lesser-known Alikies caves. Venture into the cave area or just relax on the beach. Enjoy drinks and snacks on the comfortably furnished boat. For you added comfort, Wi-Fi and a restroom are available onboard. At the end of the day, return to the marina by boat, keeping an eye out for dolphins playing in the surf. Arrive at the marina at approximately 6:30 PM.

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Rhodes Town: Catamaran Day Cruise with Lunch

5. Rhodes Town: Catamaran Day Cruise with Lunch

Board the "Lagoon", a luxurious catamaran which will be your vessel for this cruise. The first stop on your 6-hour cruise is the Anthony Quinn's Bay, where you will enjoy amazing views and can swim and snorkel for 1 hour. The catamaran will then sail to your second stop of 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. The final stop will then be to Kalithea Springs, where you will have 30-45 minutes for swimming and snorkeling.

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From Rhodes: Butterfly Valley and Chalki Island Day Trip

6. From Rhodes: Butterfly Valley and Chalki Island Day Trip

Be picked up from your hotel and travel first to the Valley of the Butterflies in Rhodes. Discover a unique ecological area of pine and storax trees, waterfalls, and flowing streams. See millions of red-brown colored butterflies which settle on the rugged rocks and the trunks of trees from mid-June to September. Then, travel to the port nearby and set sail on your cruise to Chalki Island, also known as the Island of Peace and Friendship. Admire the fantastic views of the picturesque island with its red-brick houses from the boat. Upon arrival at the island, walk through the narrow alleys of the village or enjoy lunch at one of the traditional taverns. Take some time to relax on the beach on the island before returning to Rhodes in the mid-afternoon.

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Rhodes: Full–Day 4WD Northern Safari Tour

7. Rhodes: Full–Day 4WD Northern Safari Tour

Start your tour with pick–up from Rhodes center and head towards Kolimbia village, until you reach a traditional village for your first coffee or tea stop. Head off on a German–Italian war route in your 4x4 vehicle and take in the rich historical information, histories and local lifestyle as you pass through the small villages, monasteries and chapels. Enjoy the tranquility of the hidden off–road paths, dense vegetation and natural beauty.  Continue the day tour from east to west Rhodes as you reach the small traditional village of Kritinia. Take a lunch stop at a local tavern in the village square under Plateaus trees. Fully refreshed, continue your tour following an easy asphalt route back to your hotel. Create a memorable day out with the best panoramic views of northern, eastern, and western Rhodes, with amazing photo opportunities to capture every moment, unique hospitality and a professional yet relaxed service.

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Rhodes: Full-Day 4WD Southern Safari Tour

8. Rhodes: Full-Day 4WD Southern Safari Tour

Start your day with a pickup from Plimmiri village and head towards Archipelagos, until you reach a traditional village to stop for tea or coffee. Set off on an off-road route through Kalathos mountain, and discover the rich historical background about local lifestyles. Pass through picturesque villages filled with monasteries and chapels, enjoy panoramic views, full of natural beauty, and far away from touristic areas. Continue your day tour through Rhodes as you reach the small village of Kritinia. Stop for lunch at a local tavern in the square of the village under Plateaus trees. Continue your tour to the sea of Aegean, admire the beauty of the mountains on the one side and the sea on the other. Hear about the local history as you pass through small villages, stopping in Skiadi Monastery and other chapels with rich and important history. Head south towards Katavia through alternative terrain before you return back to your hotel. 

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Rhodes Town and Lindos: Private Minibus Tour

9. Rhodes Town and Lindos: Private Minibus Tour

Start the tour with a nice introduction to Rhodes Island and a relaxing drive along the East Coast towards Lindos village, located about an hour from Rhodes Town. See a typical countryside landscape with olive tree groves, small villages, and beautiful bays. Check out the highest spot on Rhodes Island, Attaviros Mountain, and marvel at the attractive resorts. Upon arrival in Lindos, admire one of the most impressive sites of the island. There will be stops to capture the panoramic view of Lindos, as well as to visit the famed St. Paul’s Bay, situated at the backside of the village. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Lindos village with help from the map provided by your tour driver, which will contain historical information and directions for navigating the area. Lindos is a must-see site with a great cosmopolitan feel, labyrinthine streets, white-washed houses, religious and ancient monuments, cozy restaurants, and stylish boutiques. Take a leisurely walk, check out local crafts, snap great photos, sample ice cream or fresh orange juice, or head to the Acropolis of Lindos and tour the archaeological site. Meet your driver again and continue to the next stop, the capital city of Rhodes Town. Enjoy a panoramic drive, along the way observing all the town’s major administrative buildings like the Town Hall, the Court, Prefecture Offices, Central Post, National Theatre, and the Main Church. Stop by the Lighthouse of St. Nicholas Fortress, located next to the Colossus site and the Mandraki Port’s windmills. Then, drive to the highest part of the city, also known as Mount Smith, where the Acropolis of Rhodes and the Temple of Apollo are situated. Stop for photos to capture the unforgettable view overlooking Rhodes Town, the northernmost point of Rhodes Island, and the coastline of Asia Minor. After the tour, return to your accommodation or continue your day in Medieval Rhodes Town.

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Rhodes: 2-Day Sea Kayaking and Hiking Combo Activity

10. Rhodes: 2-Day Sea Kayaking and Hiking Combo Activity

Discover the breathtaking nature of the island of Rhodes with this combo package. Feel free to choose which activity you wish to do first. The activities do not have to be completed on consecutive days. Below is a suggested itinerary. Day 1: Sea Kayaking  Head to Kathara Beach, where your activity begins. From there, paddle around the island's secluded beaches and spectacular rock formations that contribute to the emerald green color of the waters around you. During this 5-hour activity, there will be multiple opportunities for swimming and snorkeling at Ladiko and Traounou Beach, followed by a delicious homemade picnic at Traounou Beach. On the return trip, take your time and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Day 2: Hiking Travel inland towards the central-western area. After a picturesque drive, reach Salakos, a beautiful agricultural village, located in the foothills of the mountain Profitis Ilias, where you will discover the 3rd-biggest mountain on the island. Ascend the mountain gently, following well-maintained trails that are suitable for beginners. Take refuge from the sun under the shade of the ilex and olive trees that line most of the trail. During the uphill hike, enjoy magnificent views of the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey and some nearby islands. At the peak, admire the famous Elafos and Elafina (male and female deer in Greek), and former Italian buildings built by Italian colonists almost 100 years ago. You will also visit the “Villa de Vecci” house of the former Italian Governor of Rhodes and the Byzantine Church of Profitis Elias. Following a short break and a snack, begin your descent back to Salakos.

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What people are saying about Rhodes

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 713 reviews

This was such an amazing trip!!! I’d booked as a birthday present for my boyfriend, and at first we were a little nervous as we had booked for October but the weather was perfect. All three locations to swim in were beautiful too. We were given a snack about an hour into the journey which was greatly appreciated and our drinks were constantly kept full. The lunch was delicious and filled us up after a day of swimming and snorkelling. On our way back to the harbour the crew played us lots of music so we could dance and everyone on the boat was super friendly. If you’re deciding to book this trip then this is your sign to do it !!! We made so many friends on the boat and still keep in touch despite coming home off holiday, the crew were AMAZING and we had the best time. 100% would do this again thank you so much!

Super great trip with Manos! Great tour guide with a good knowledge of German. Manos also shows corners where the tourist bus cannot get there. A lot of knowledge since he has been running the office in Rhodes for 22 years. Definitely recommend the tour. Super well-maintained, clean vehicle with all the ailments. Covid requirements all met. Therefore 5 stars! Thank you MANOS!

This was truly a memorable day out. The boat creates a great atmosphere and the crew are helpful and add greatly to the experience. The locations are beautiful for swimming and snorkeling and the food and drink provided was superb.

The crew, the homemade food, the drinks were great. Extra requests were asked, the crew does not have any artificial customer behavior. There were 10 of us and I think the group is the ideal size for up to 16 people.

Great day wonderful sites fresh food simple but delicious drinks all in the good mood of the crew ... without hesitation to recommend