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Rhodes: High-Speed Boat to Symi Island and St George's Bay

1. Rhodes: High-Speed Boat to Symi Island and St George's Bay

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: Catamaran Day Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

2. Rhodes: Catamaran Day Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Embark on a catamaran cruise to the coastal beaches of Rhodes. Stop at idyllic beaches and bays to swim, snorkel, or relax. Enjoy unlimited drinks on board with a Mediterranean lunch. Board the "Wind" or the "Boss" catamarans and set off on your journey around the beautiful island of Rhodes. Cruise to the first stop of the day at Anthony Quinn's Bay, where you will enjoy wonderful views and can swim and snorkel. Head to your second stop at 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. If you choose the power catamaran option, you will make an additional stop at the beautiful Tsambika Beach. The final stop will then be at Kalithea Springs, where you will have 45-60 minutes for swimming and snorkeling, before returning to the port.

Rhodes: All Inclusive Day Cruise with BBQ & Unlimited Drinks

3. 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: Scenic Cruise to Lindos with Swim Stops

4. Rhodes Town: Scenic Cruise to Lindos with Swim Stops

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation, or the nearest pickup point, in Rhodes Town. Head down to Mandraki Port and hop onboard your boat for the day then set sail along the east coast of the island. Admire unparalleled views of the iconic Dama Dama Deer Statues, St. Nicholas Lighthouse, the Church of Evangelismos, and more. Pass by the resorts of Kallithea and Faliraki before arriving at the idyllic Anthony Quinn Bay. Enjoy a 20 minute stopover to cool off from the heat with a refreshing swim in the sea. Back on the boat, soak up the sunshine and the sea breeze as you continue onto Lindos Village. Arrive at the village and spend the next three hours exploring at your own pace, using your complimentary village map. Relax on one of the village’s white sandy beaches, or wander through the labyrinth of streets and alleyways where you can get a sense of local life. After your free time, head back to the boat and sail to the final destination of the day, Tsambika Bay. Jump off the boat into the bay’s crystal clear water and go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life. At the end of a magical day, marvel at the last of the sea views as you head back to Rhodes.

Symi Island: Full-Day Trip by Boat

5. 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.

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.

Rhodes: Pirates' Route Sea Kayaking Tour

7. Rhodes: Pirates' Route Sea Kayaking Tour

Take half a day to explore the East Coast of Rhodes from the water, with a sea kayaking tour. Paddle along the coastline and discover 3 beaches up close. Take in the stunning colors of the Mediterranean sea and admire the interesting rock formations. Begin the Pirates' Route sea kayaking tour at Kathara Beach in Faliraki. Meet your guide and learn all you need to know about safety before climbing into your very own double kayak. As you glide over the Mediterranean waters, take opportunities to dive into the colorful sea directly from the kayak. Discover sea caves and local beaches, before enjoying a picnic lunch at a favorite local beach. Try out snorkeling and discover life below the water's surface. If you're feeling adventurous, get your adrenaline pumping by cliff-jumping off the surrounding rocks. Full of experience and a traditional Greek picnic, head back to Faliraki. As you go, listen to entertaining local myths, and facts about the geography, and enjoy some time to spot some wildlife in their natural habitat.

From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

8. 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: Speedboat Trip to Symi with Free Time to Explore

9. Rhodes: Speedboat Trip to Symi with Free Time to Explore

Admire views of town of Rhodes and the town of Symi from the water with this speedboat tour between these two points. Have ample time in Symi to shop, try local cuisine, and capture pictures of the colorful houses before returning by speedboat to Rhodes  Hop aboard the new speedboat in Kolona Harbor. Soak up some sun on the outdoor deck or cool off in the air-conditioned closed deck as you take in views of the Rhodes castle walls, the minarets of the Old Town, the medieval clock, and the Marine Gate. Head out from Rhode and catch a glimpse of the on your left hand the 46-meter high Naillac Tower, the windmills of Rhodes, the Saint Nicholas Fortress, and the Aquarium of Rhodes.  Arrive in the bay of Symi where you can spy the town of Symi which is amphitheatrically built. Spy the colorful neoclassical houses which reflect in the sea on clam days. Disembark and have over three hours to take in the charm of this island before returning to Rhodes. 

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Rhodes Town

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based on 5,730 reviews

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.

The tour guide showed up early at the meeting point to ensure we were all in the right place. Very professional and informative.

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.