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Things to do in Rhodes

Take a trip back to ancient times as you explore beaches, palaces, and everything in-between on this island.

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Rhodes: High-Speed Boat Cruise to Symi Island

1. Rhodes: High-Speed Boat Cruise to Symi Island

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.

Rhodes: Premium Catamaran Day Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

2. Rhodes: Premium Catamaran Day Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

Embark on a catamaran cruise to the coastal beaches of Rhodes. Stop at idyllic beaches and bays to swim, snorkel, or relax on the sand. Enjoy unlimited drinks on board with a Mediterranean lunch. Board the "Lagoon", a luxurious catamaran that will be your vessel for this cruise. The first stop on your cruise is Anthony Quinn's Bay, where you will enjoy amazing views and can swim and snorkel. 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 at Kalithea Springs, where you will have 30-45 minutes for swimming and snorkeling.

From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

3. From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

Discover Lindos on a relaxing cruise from Rhodes City. See the iconic Acropolis of Lindos, relax on a sandy beach, and swim in the clear waters of the Blue Lagoon and Tsambika Beach. Board your boat in Rhodes City and begin your journey to Lindos. In just under 2 hours, reach the village of Lindos. Hop off the boat and enjoy 3 hours of free time in Lindos. Explore the Acropolis of Lindos, stroll through the town, or sunbathe on the beach. Enjoy a traditional meal in one of the many taverns before returning to the boat. Sail to Tasambika Beach and its Blue Lagoon. Dive off the beach into the refreshing water and snorkel with the fish. Climb back aboard and head to the majestic Anthony Quinn Bay, the filming location for "The Guns of Navarone." Marvel at the stunning seabed and spot the many varieties of colorful fish among the coral and seaweed. Return to Rhodes harbor along the stunning coastline of the island. As you sail, purchase a drink from the full bar on board with a variety of cold drinks, cocktails, and coffee, or enjoy an ice cream or a snack.

Rhodes: All Inclusive Day Cruise with BBQ & Unlimited Drinks

4. 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 Town: Boat Trip to Symi Island and St George Bay

5. Rhodes Town: Boat Trip to Symi Island and St George Bay

Join a city cruise from Rhodes to Saint George Bay and the tiny boutique island of Symi, with sun beds and floating gear included. Stop for swimming and snorkeling in the bay which is only reachable by boat, before sailing to Symi to enjoy 3 hours of free time on the island. Depart in the morning and set sail for St. George Bay. Feel the sunshine on your faces and admire Rhodes from the water. Stop for a 30-minute break to swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear water of St. George Bay. Then, enjoy a short boat ride to Symi Harbor. Disembark and take 3 hours to explore Symi at your own pace. Soak up the stunning harbor views and lose yourself in the colorful streets lined with neo-classical houses. Finally, relax as you sail back to Rhodes Harbor in the evening.

Rhodes: Sunset Cruise with BBQ and Unlimited Drinks

6. Rhodes: Sunset Cruise with 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.

Lindos: Full-Day Private Sailing Cruise

7. Lindos: Full-Day Private Sailing Cruise

Feel the heat of Rhodes, Greece, on a full-day cruising tour of its sparkling bays. Have a drink as you glimpse white sandy beaches in the middle of crystal blue skies. Taking off from Lindos, cruise out to Red Sand Beach, small and reachable only by boat. Stop for a swim or a snorkel. Then it's on to Haraki Bay, with a choice of swim, snorkel, or bite to eat. Sail on to Agathi Bay for a more accessible beach experience. Then enjoy the ride to your final destination, Tsambika Bay, with its large sandy beach. Partake of delicious fruit salad. Who cares about swimming with a full stomach?

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

8. 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.

From Rhodes: All-Inclusive Catamaran Cruise with Swim Stops

9. From Rhodes: All-Inclusive Catamaran Cruise with Swim Stops

Hop on board Aphrodite, a 36-foot catamaran, for a sun and sea cruise designed for holiday-makers looking for a chill cruise and a true taste of Greek hospitality. Enjoy 3 swimming stops and unlimited drinks and snacks on board.   Make your first swimming stop at Antony Quinn Bay. Take 40 minutes to luxuriate in the most photogenic bay of Rhodes, enjoying drinks and snacks, and the opportunity to swim or snorkel. Then, head off to the next two swimming stops. Spend 30 minutes each at Afantou Bay and Ladiko Bay for some more relaxation and swimming. Have fun with the facilities on board the vessel. Have peace of mind knowing that although Aphrodite is licensed for 45 passengers, the limit will be 28 passengers to maintain maximum comfort. Choose a super comfy sofa, relax, and enjoy the open bar with your choice of wine, beer, soft drinks, water, or the cocktail of the day, made on the spot from fresh fruit. Take advantage of the local snacks as well, including melekouni (Rhodian traditional honey and sesame bars), a fruit platter, and a choice of local produce.

From Rhodes: Symi Island Full-Day Trip by Boat

10. From Rhodes: Symi Island Full-Day Trip by Boat

Enjoy a day trip to the stunning Symi Island and see the Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis, Symi Harbor, neo-classical mansions, cafes, and more. You will board a comfortable boat where you can sit on the deck or inside to experience the journey. Start your experience at the port, where you'll receive your boarding card and a map with information about Symi Island. It takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach the island of Symi. You can sit on the deck or inside, wherever you feel is most comfortable. The first stop will be the Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis where you will have approximately 1-hour of free time for your individual visit. You can light a candle or walk around and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this holy place. Continue the boat cruise, following the precise boarding time provided at the front of the boat. Enjoy a scenic 1-hour cruise around the island’s west coast, including a small 20 min stop by the famous Bay of St. George for a swim. Entering the little harbor of Symi you will be amazed by the colorful houses and many private sailing boats and yachts. You will then have approximately 3.5 hours of free time for your visit. Symi village is full of beautiful, neo-classical mansions, folk and art shops, many cafeterias, hospitable taverns, and stalls with sponges and wooden carvings. Feel the authentic atmosphere, have a casual walk through the port, get the fun train for a great drive through Symi town, go for a swim or enjoy a nice meal in one of the many sea-front taverns.

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We had a really fun tour on the trikkes with our guide, Theo! He gave a thorough demonstration of how to operate the trikke and was very careful to give driving instructions every step of the way as we rode through town. It was a cool way to cover alot of distance in a short period of time. The only drawback to this type of tour is that it’s difficult to take photos on the go although Theo often offered to stop so we could photos at scenic spots. Theo was an excellent guide and it was a very enjoyable way to spend a morning!

The day trip was amazing, 4 hours for Symi are really enough… more free time is not needed. The vessel is clean and brand new. The interior of the boat looks like business class of airplane, but we choose to seat on the outside deck as the weather was sunny. I suggest you to seat on the outside deck as the view when departing from Rhodes and arriving at Symi was astonishing. Thank you for the great memories.

Great expience, very helpfull! It provides accurate information and full quidance at the monuments!!it is easy to handle Its highly recommended

Best trip we have done on Rhodes! Just the right amount of time needed, beautiful stops and excellent service!

Short but great excursion. Very very much fish, they are everywhere around boat.