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

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: All Inclusive Day Cruise with BBQ & Unlimited Drinks

Rhodes: All Inclusive Day Cruise with BBQ & Unlimited Drinks

Experience the beauty of Rhodes Island on the Aphrodite Duchess day cruise. Enjoy a spacious boat with sunbeds, swim, and snorkel, plus an open bar with unlimited drinks. Start your day with sweet donuts, and iced frappe coffee.  Enjoy a hot dog hour for brunch, followed by a traditional Greek BBQ buffet for lunch. Your stops include Kallithea Springs and Traganou Caves. Lastly, visit Anthony Quinn Bay for a rich underwater life.  Make unforgettable memories and enjoy a day of relaxation and fun. Enjoy an open bar with unlimited Iced Frappe Coffee, Beer, White Wine, and Soft Drinks. Return to Mandraki Harbour at 4:00 PM. 

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

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. The third stop at a beautiful little 15th century chappel, where empty water bottles can be filled with spring water. Final stop is at a winery in the mountains. Learn some nice facts about wine production on a little tour through the vineyards, followed by optional wine tasting and a traditional "Meze" lunch. "Meze" is the original way to experience the Greek kitchen. Many different small plates with grandma's recipes to share. Don't miss out! (lunch is optional and not included in the price). We amke use of Suzuki Jimnys, 4-seaters. To privatize your jeep, pay 35€ per empty seat. Ideal for families of 3 if you don't want to be split up and sharing, or just like to have your own jeep. Self-driving Jeep Safaries operate as rent-a-cars. The own risk in case of damage by fault is maximum 650€. Besides the regular car insurance, we also offer Public Liability insurance.

Faliraki : Boat trip to Symi & St.George's Bay

Faliraki : Boat trip to Symi & St.George's Bay

COME ABOARD SYMI II - CATAMARAN & ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE FULL DAY BOAT TRIP TO SYMI. You will see the colorful island through 2 different stops at the most stunning places it has to showcase - Symi Town St. &George's Bay . On board you will be greeted by a cool, air-conditioned lounge with a bar, where you can enjoy your morning coffee, snacks, soft drinks and ice cream. (The items are not included in the price of the excursion). You can also choose the sundeck upstairs, where we have another up-to-date bar and a shaded area with tables to relax and enjoy your refreshments. Soak in the sun to work on that tan and admire the endless blue of the Dodecanese. Entering the famous harbor "Gialos" in Symi, don't forget to have your camera ready. Trust us, as soon as you see the colorful villas, you will be swept off your feet. You will have approximately 3 hours of free time to explore this color exploding place. Our suggestions: Wonder around in the beautiful alleyways of Symi. Take a picture of the clock tower (famous Big Ben replica). Hike to Castro and the windmills Go up the Kali Strata - the path will take you on a journey full of stunning views, architecture and overall scenery of the island. Try the tasty local cuisine - Sea food delicacy - tiny shrimps called ‘’Simiako garidaki”. Symian cheese pie called “tiropita-tourta” and last but not least the famous Akoumia - traditional donuts made from rice flour. Symi is known for having some of the best natural sea sponges you can get your hands on Take pictures of the beautiful scenery and the intricate mosaics that are traditional to the Dodecanese islands Don’t miss the sculpture of the Sponge Diver close to the bridge at the harbour. Stathis G. Hatzisavas. In 1913, he free dove to a depth of 88 meters, for 4 minutes. After our stop in Symi town we will set sail to our next destination St. George's Bay -photoshoot stop. Just a quick stop to capture this breathtaking beach that is only accessible by boat The most crystal-clear blue water you have ever seen hugs the impressive cliffs that reach up to 300 m. high. The combination creates a unique atmosphere.

Southeast Rhodes: Panormitis, St. George Bay, & Symi Cruise

Southeast Rhodes: Panormitis, St. George Bay, & Symi Cruise

Start with a comfortable bus transfer from meeting points at select hotels and bus stops in Southeast Rhodes. Hop on board a spacious catamaran with has an air-conditioned lounge with a bar, where you can purchase a morning coffee, snacks, soft drinks and ice cream. Head up to the sundeck upstairs, where you can take in the views at second bar that has a shaded area with tables where you can relax while surrounded by the endless blue of the sea. Those that want to work on their tan can access non-shaded areas. Stop at the Panormitis Monastery which is dedicated to archangel Michael, who is thought to be the protector of the island. Have free time to see a large and sacred icon of the archangel, light a candle, buy a Komboskini prayer bracelet, or purchase some traditional butter cookies. Continue your journey with a quick stop at St. George's Bay beach which is only accessible by boat. Admire crystal-clear waters at this blue flag beach that is hugged by impressive cliffs that reach a height of 300 meters. Set sail to the famed Gialos harbor on Symi island, where brightly-colored buildings are stacked on a hill next to the sea. Spend 3-hours of free time exploring narrow streets, hiking to the local windmills, trekking to the Kali Strata viewpoint, or capturing pictures of highlights like the clock tower. Buy some tasty food like simiako garidaki (tiny shrimp), tiropita tourta (Symian cheese pie), or Akoumia (traditional donuts made from rice flour). Return to your disembarkation point and transfer back to your meeting point by bus at the end of your tour.

Kolympia: High-Speed Boat to Symi Island & St George's Bay

Kolympia: High-Speed Boat to Symi Island & 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 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: Lindos Village and Acropolis Guided Tour

From Rhodes: Lindos Village and Acropolis Guided Tour

Spend the day exploring Lindos and head to the Acropolis with a guide to learn the history of the monument. Admire the views of the ocean, marvel at the ancient ruins, and walk through the streets of the village. Meet your guide outside your hotel and enjoy a comfortable transfer in an air-conditioned bus. Drive along the coast, passing by rustic villages, vineyards, and olive groves, before you reach Lindos. Be captivated by the Acropolis atop the 400-foot rocky cliff and the whitewashed town surrounded by the sea. Walk 20 minutes uphill through the narrow streets of the town, and take 250 steps up to the temple to see the views from the very top. A licensed guide will accompany you and tell you the story of the island and Lindos. Explore the ancient site and take photos of the breathtaking view. During the tour, you will also pass a Byzantine church and the remains of the castle citadel of the Knights of St. John. Lastly, explore the scenic village of Lindos at your own pace and maybe grab an eat. At the end, board the bus to return to your hotel.

From Rhodes: Symi Island Day Trip by Boat with Hotel Pickup

From Rhodes: Symi Island Day Trip by Boat with Hotel Pickup

Visit the island of Symi on a day trip by boat from Rhodes. Take some time to explore the charming harborside village of Symi, and discover the picturesque beaches and inlets of the south side of the islands, with a fantastic view of the Panormitis Monastery. Start with pickup from your hotel. Depart from the harbor in Rhodes and cruise to the island of Symi. Disembark at the harbor of Symi and discover a beautiful and relaxed fisherman's village with neo-classical pastel-coloured houses. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the quiet streets of the village. Browse the quaint shops in search of natural sea sponges and cooking spices. You can also purchase some lunch in one of the many seaside tavernas. After lunch, board the boat and continue the adventure to the south of the island. Admire the views of the coastline inlets, including the Panormitis Monastery, which is dedicated to the Archangel Michael and is comprised of a large bell tower and an ornate 12th-century church. Finally, relax on the return journey to Rhodes. As you disembark, board the bus for the return journey to your hotel.

Kolympia,Afantou:Boat trip to Symi- St.George Bay-Panormitis

Kolympia,Afantou:Boat trip to Symi- St.George Bay-Panormitis

COME ABOARD SYMI II - CATAMARAN AND ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE FULL DAY BOAT TRIP TO SYMI. You will see the colorful island through 3 different stops at the most stunning places it has to showcase. Panormitis Monastery - St. George's Bay - Symi Town. On board you will be greeted by a cool, air-conditioned lounge with a bar, where you can enjoy your morning coffee, snacks, soft drinks and ice cream. (The items are not included in the price of the excursion). You can also choose the sundeck upstairs, where we have another up-to-date bar and a shaded area with tables to relax and enjoy your refreshments. Soak in the sun to work on that tan and admire the endless blue of the Dodecanese. The Catamaran's first stop is at Panormitis where you will have about 45 minutes. During that time, you can see the Monastery dedicated to Archangel Michael, who is the protector of the island. Estimated to have been built during the years of the Turkish occupation and has been reconstructed several times since then. It's most significant restoration work was done by Anastasis Karnavas between 1777 and 1873. Inside the church lives a large and sacred icon of Archangel Michael. It is believed that through this icon the saint not only offers protection and guidance but also performs miracles. Legend has it that if you put a prayer inside of a bottle and toss it into the sea from anywhere, the bottle will find it's way to this cove and the wish will be granted by Archangel Michael. Our suggestions: Light a candle at the monastery Buy a Komboskini - Greek rope bracelet for prayer Taste the traditional butter cookies from the oldest wood oven located in the Monastery Make a wish for your loved ones After our stop in Panormitis we will set sail to our next destination St. George's Bay Just a quick stop to capture this breathtaking beach that is only accessible by boat The most crystal-clear blue water you have ever seen hugs the impressive cliffs that reach up to 300 m. high. The combination creates a unique atmosphere. Entering the famous harbor "Gialos" in Symi, don't forget to have your camera ready. Trust us, as soon as you see the colorful villas, you will be swept off your feet. You will have approximately 3 hours of free time to explore this color exploding place. Our suggestions: Wonder around in the beautiful alleyways of Symi. Take a picture of the clock tower (famous Big Ben replica). Hike to Castro and the Windmills Go up the "Kali Strata" - the path will take you on a journey full of stunning views, architecture and overall scenery of the island. Try the tasty local cuisine - Sea food delicacy - tiny shrimps called ‘’simiako garidaki”. Symian cheese pie called “tiropita - tourta” and last but not least the famous Akoumia - traditional donuts made from rice flour. Learn about the long tradition of sponge diving and smell all the aromas from herbs and spices

Rhodes: Boat trip to Symi & St.George's Bay

Rhodes: Boat trip to Symi & St.George's Bay

COME ABOARD SYMI II - CATAMARAN & ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE FULL DAY BOAT TRIP TO SYMI. You will see the colorful island through 2 different stops at the most stunning places it has to showcase - Symi Town St. &George's Bay . On board you will be greeted by a cool, air-conditioned lounge with a bar, where you can enjoy your morning coffee, snacks, soft drinks and ice cream. (The items are not included in the price of the excursion). You can also choose the sundeck upstairs, where we have another up-to-date bar and a shaded area with tables to relax and enjoy your refreshments. Soak in the sun to work on that tan and admire the endless blue of the Dodecanese. Entering the famous harbor "Gialos" in Symi, don't forget to have your camera ready. Trust us, as soon as you see the colorful villas, you will be swept off your feet. You will have approximately 3 hours of free time to explore this color exploding place. Our suggestions: Wonder around in the beautiful alleyways of Symi. Take a picture of the clock tower (famous Big Ben replica). Hike to Castro and the windmills Go up the Kali Strata - the path will take you on a journey full of stunning views, architecture and overall scenery of the island. Try the tasty local cuisine - Sea food delicacy - tiny shrimps called ‘’Simiako garidaki”. Symian cheese pie called “tiropita-tourta” and last but not least the famous Akoumia - traditional donuts made from rice flour. Symi is known for having some of the best natural sea sponges you can get your hands on Take pictures of the beautiful scenery and the intricate mosaics that are traditional to the Dodecanese islands Don’t miss the sculpture of the Sponge Diver close to the bridge at the harbour. Stathis G. Hatzisavas. In 1913, he free dove to a depth of 88 meters, for 4 minutes. After our stop in Symi town we will set sail to our next destination St. George's Bay -photoshoot stop. Just a quick stop to capture this breathtaking beach that is only accessible by boat The most crystal-clear blue water you have ever seen hugs the impressive cliffs that reach up to 300 m. high. The combination creates a unique atmosphere.

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4.7
(183 reviews)

We had a great time on the 6-hour cruise. The stops in the picturesque bays of Anthony Quinn, Afandou and Kallithea were impressive. The BBQ with chicken souvlakis and Greek salad was delicious. The drinks, including the special cocktail, rounded off the experience. The crew was helpful and the atmosphere relaxed. Highly recommended for a relaxing day on the water!

We loved our visit to Symi! Big thanks to the gentleman at the Rhodes Sea Lines booth for sorting transport from hotel & back! They even provided fleeces for the boat trip over as it was chilly 🤣 can’t recommend enough! Book early to avoid queues & disappointment.

This was such a blast. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. Great music. Ice cold beers. Breath taking scenery and swimming. Food was so fresh and delish. Couldn’t recommend this more.

Had the best experience sightseeing on this trip. Staff we super friendly, plenty of time at each location. Definitely worth the bean bag upgrade. 10/10 recommend. Thankyou

Very good experience. I would definitely recommend putting on the ponchos on the way back cause if not you will get absolutely drenched