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Rhodes: High-Speed Boat Cruise to Symi Island

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

Your 1-hour high-speed boat cruise starts from Mandraki Harbor at 11:00 AM. Take in the crystal clear waters of Symi's fishing harbor, the pastel-colored neoclassical buildings framing the bay, and the colorful church domes dotting the landscape. In Symi, you will have 3 full hours to explore the fishing town, have lunch at one of the numerous traditional tavernas, and try the famous Symi mini shrimp with a glass of Ouzo. After exploring, take time to swim in the amazing waters right nearby. Depart Symi at 3:00 PM, sailing through Saint George’s Bay, and stop for a dip in the crystal clear waters before heading back to Rhodes.

Rhodes: Sun & Sea All Inclusive Swim & Snorkel Cruise

2. Rhodes: Sun & Sea All Inclusive Swim & Snorkel Cruise

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.   The first and favorite swimming stop will be Antony Quinn Bay. Take a full hour 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. If swimming isn’t your thing, you can have just as much fun on board. Aphrodite is licensed for 45 passengers, but to maintain maximum comfort, the limit will be 25 passengers. So just 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.

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

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

Depart at 8:45 AM, and sails to St. George Bay – one of the most stunning beaches in the world. We will stop for a 40 minute break, where you can swim and snorkel off the boat in the crystal clear blue water. When all passengers are back on board, the boat sets sail to Symi main harbour, with the journey from St George Bay taking around 15 minutes. In Symi, you will have 3 hours of free time to explore the amazing views, colorful streets and the famous harbour. The boat will return to Rhodes Harbour at 17:00, ending a fun day mixing beautiful beaches with a historical and quaint Greek village.

From Rhodes: Symi Island Full Day Trip by Boat

4. From Rhodes: Symi Island Full Day Trip by Boat

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. After 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 stop by the famous Bay of St. George for a swim on Tuesdays and Saturdays (subject to change). 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.

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

5. 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.

From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

6. 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. 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 that 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 an ancient Greek warship carved into the rock, an indication of the naval power of ancient Rhodes.

From Rhodes Town: Day Trip to Lindos

7. From Rhodes Town: Day Trip to Lindos

Avail of worry-free transportation from Rhodes Town, Ixia or Ialyssos and admire the typical villages and beautiful landscape on the 1-hour drive to Lindos. Get dropped off at a central parking lot on arrival, from where you can stroll to the village square in 5 minutes or take the shuttle bus to arrive in just 2 minutes. Avail of 4 hours of free time to choose what you want to do. Head to the acropolis to see the ruins of the Temple of Athena Lindia, or relax on the sandy beach. Enjoy refreshments in the cafés and restaurants, or buy gifts in the boutique stores. Return to the parking lot at 3:00 PM for the return journey to Rhodes Town, Ixia and Ialyssos.

Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

8. Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Discover the ancient history of Rhodes on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of its ancient sites and top attractions. Visit 12 of the city's most important sites and feel free to get off and re-enter the bus at each of the stops. You can hop on and off as many times as you want on the 1-hour circuit. Explore sites such as the popular Elli Beach and the Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with Mediterranean marine life such as dolphins, seals, turtles, and sharks. Stop at the government buildings or shop till you drop in the commercial center, then visit the Old Town and the area where the statue of Colossus stood. Hop off at the Palace of the Grand Magister to admire its medieval architecture before heading to the Archaeological Museum to see artifacts from Rhodes and neighboring islands. Admire panoramic views from the Monte Smith Hill, and discover over 2,000 years of history at the Acropolis, the Temple of Apollo, and the ancient stadium and theater. With your ticket, you're free to stop at the attractions that interest you most.

Rhodes North: Off-Road Adventure

9. Rhodes North: Off-Road Adventure

Explore the island of Rhodes on a Polaris RZR 570. Go off the beaten track on this exhilarating adventure, as you drive through mountains and charming villages, enjoying local products along the way. Admire the natural scenery of Rhodes as you make your way to Eleousa Square. From there, continue to Archipoli where you’ll taste local varieties of honey and other delicious products like souma (spirits made of grapes), olive oil, local sweets, and fresh seasonal fruits. Then discover the native herbs of Rhodes including oregano as you continue off-road to Psinthos. A little further on, stop at a viewpoint where the majority of the west coast and the famous Butterfly Valley can be seen from above. The last trek of the day will bring you to Fanes village, the perfect place for a short stop to take a refreshing dive into the Aegean Sea. Finally, head back to Theologos to end your unique tour.

Rhodes Town: Catamaran Day Cruise with Lunch

10. Rhodes Town: Catamaran Day Cruise with 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.

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What people are saying about Rhodes Town

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,764 reviews

Really enjoyed this boat trip, would definitely recommend. We were staying in Ixia which was about a 10 minute bus ride to Rhodes, the bus stop was only a 2 minute walk away from the main port which was very easy to find. We made sure we arrived 30 mins before the meeting time and it was already very busy, if your wanting a front seat then I'd say get there even earlier! Boat ride itself was great (I'd take a jumper as top of the boat is very windy), plenty of time to explore Symi island, and the swim stop on the way back was fun. Even if you don't go in it's such a beautiful place to stop. Highly recommend this trip

Lovely 3 hours on the boat, myself and 2 daughters had a lovely time. Drinks and fresh fruit provided. The host was great, friendly and knowledgeable. Chatting to all on board. Highly recommended Julie, Lauren and Megan x

That was a successful & adventurous off-road tour. Through gorges, small rivers, just play Indiana Jones. See Rhodes from a side where you would never go as a normal motorized tourist. The tour was really worth it.

Symi was 100% worth a day tour... the island is well worth seeing... the harbor scenery is simply impressive

great app Everything went great. Always informed after booking. Process great. Am thrilled.