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From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

1. 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.

From Rhodes: Symi Island Full-Day Trip by Boat

2. 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.

Rhodes: Ancient Lindos Acropolis Regular Admission Ticket

3. Rhodes: Ancient Lindos Acropolis Regular Admission Ticket

Avoid the lines at the ticket office with this skip-the-line and uncover the ancient history of the Lindos Acropolis. During your visit, you will come to understand why the Acropolis of Lindos is widely considered to be the most impressive archaeological site on Rhodes. The archaeological remains found on it and around the hill are a testament to the wealth of the ancient town. Wander around all sides of the hill and get some marvelous views, revealing a dramatic natural landscape and the picturesque beauty of the modern town. Take as much time as you need to explore the site. Explore the great Doric Hellenistic Stoa and the Castle of the Knights of St. John. Make your way to the top of the Lindos Acropolis, where you will find the ruins of the Temple of Athena Lindia.

Rhodes: Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley Bus Trip

4. Rhodes: Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley Bus Trip

Be collected at your accommodation around 9:00 AM. Then head to your first destination, Filerimos Hill. Here, visit the monastery of Our Lady and the remains of the Ancient Acropolis of Ialyssos, one of the three ancient cities of Rhodes island. Walk along a Golgotha, a tree-sheltered pathway with a series of shrines with scenes of the Holy Passion. This footpath leads to an enormous imposing cross. You can admire the outstanding view of the villages and bright green valleys from the top.  Next, visit the Valley of Butterflies. This is a unique and peaceful ecological setting, which is a true representation of local nature, with narrow rock walkways, lakes decorated by water lilies, rustic bridges, running waters, waterfalls, and resting places loaded with millions of brown-red butterflies. Visit the local museum there, and admire the large variety of different species and intricate photographs. You will return to your accommodation around 2:00 PM. 

Lindos: Acropolis Entry with Guided Audio Phone Tour

5. Lindos: Acropolis Entry with Guided Audio Phone Tour

Experience the Acropolis of Lindos at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Travel back in time to experience the glory of the Acropolis of Lindos, towering over the modern town of Lindos on the island of Rhodes. Put on your headphones and explore the multi-layered history of the Acropolis of Lindos, through the remains of the temple of Athena Lindia, the Propylaea, and the Church of Saint John. Through the power of storytelling, learn the history and little-known stories and anecdotes from past times. The content of the tour is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and educational. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the historical development and multiple uses of the important stronghold of Lindos on the island of Rhodes, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Throne of Helios: The History of Rhodes 9D Experience

6. Throne of Helios: The History of Rhodes 9D Experience

During the experience, enjoy the 3D picture, sound, motion, rain, snow, wind, fire and even smells. Throne of Helios, the first 20-minute movie, offers a fantastic journey though the  history and mythology of Rhodes. The second movie, Rhodes Race is a 6 minutes long and shows a chariot race with the 12 Gods of Olympus. It is a unique combination of historical tradition and high technology, in the historic building of the old cinema of St. George, the first cinema ever establish in Rhodes. Architects, engineers, Greek and European technicians, interior designers, sculptors and historic consultants have created exclusive 9D entertainment in order to enrich the travel experience of visitors and help upgrade Rhodes as a tourist destination.  Viewers, after fastening their seat belts and putting on their special 3D glasses, are transferred into a realistic environment of an era long gone. Apollo, Zeus and the other ancient Greek gods, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hospitaller Knights of the order of St. John, the Ottoman fleet led by Suleiman the Magnificent and the earthquake that shook the ancient world are all parts of this beautiful and adventurous 9D Throne of Helios journey. Battles, disasters, ancient cities and imposing medieval buildings come alive again in a way that will amaze you and your children. During the journey it is not only the rain that you feel or the jolt of the earthquake as the Colossus of Rhodes collapses in front of your eyes but also the strong winds, the swords of the knights and the battle cries. The journey will walk you through the ancient forests and lakes of the island of Rhodes, and among the dangerous snakes and reptiles of the island while smelling the scent of the trees and the beautiful flowers of Rhodes.

Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Audio Guide

7. Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Audio Guide

Experience the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Learn historical information and little-known stories and anecdotes from the Palace’s long history and past occupants. Enjoy a tour that can be carried in your pocket. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone prior to your visit. Travel back in time to experience the long history and past glories of the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Put on your headphones and explore the labyrinthine halls of the Palace of the Grand Master that extend beyond its grand entrance. Uncover the unique beauty of this medieval castle that is a rare example of Gothic architecture in Greece. Save your data as your access content offline that is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that are both engaging and educational. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit.

Rhodes: Wine, Lindos Village, and Butterfly Valley Day Trip

8. Rhodes: Wine, Lindos Village, and Butterfly Valley Day Trip

Expereince the sights and flavors of Rhodes on a guided bus day trip with hotel transfers from select cities. Stroll through the streets of Lindos, sample local flavors and wines in Stafyllos, eat like a Greek with lunch at a restaurant, and uncover the colors of Butterfly Valley.  Enjoy the convenience of pickup from your hotel in Rhodes, Ialysos, Koskinou, Paradeisi, Kremasti, or Faliraki.  Hop aboard a comfortable bus and stay cool and connected with air-conditioning and onboard WIFI. Relax on the scenic drive to the village of Lindos. Walk through the narrow streets and catch glimpses of the sea between charming, whitewashed buildings. Have free time to purchase tickets to the clifftop acropolis where you can admire ancient Greek architecture including a Temple of Athena. Pass by picturesque villages and thorugh dense forests as you make your way to the mountains of Rhodes. Strop for panoramic views across the island and out over sea where islands are scattered in the deep blue Aegean. Drive to the village of Stafyllos to try some Greek wines, honey, and olive oil. Visit the award-winning restaurant "Elias" to be served characteristic traditional Rhodesian flavors for lunch. Enjoy unlimited wine with your dining experience. Finally, head to a green valley full of the rare (Panaxia Quadripunctaria) butterfly. Soak in the atmosphere of this natural park full of babbling streams, small waterfalls, and lakes. Go for a stroll on a wooden path and cross over quaint bridges in this idyllic landscape. Return to your accommodation in the evening.

Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Admission Ticket

9. Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Admission Ticket

Visit the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, situated on the northwest side of the old city of Rhodes. Discover why The Palace of the Grand Masters of Rhodes is a magnificent work of art and architecture. Explore one of the most impressive parts of it, the astonishing mosaics on the floors of some of the rooms. See why the floors of the Palace are considered to be the most beautiful mosaics in Greece, originating from the Hellenistic and Christian times.

Rhodes: Full Day Guided Island Bus Tour

10. Rhodes: Full Day Guided Island Bus Tour

Soak up the peace and tranquility on both the East and West coasts of the Island, in beautiful spots such as is Kritinia Castle, a castle from the 16th Century situated on a hill about 131 meters above the village of Kritinia. It offers a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea, the island of Chalki, and some other deserted islands. Afterwards, you will enjoy a wine, olive oil, and local products tasting in Embonas village. You will drive up to Profitis Ilias, a 1929 Italian hotel in the heart of a forest of pines, cedars, and oaks trees. Is an ideal stop for photos and to break for a cup of coffee. Your next stop will be in Fountoukli, at the Byzantine church of Agios Nikolaos, which was built in the 14th Century. For a lunch break, you will stop at a traditional restaurant. The last stop will be in Kalithea Springs for swimming at a lovely sandy beach, or for relaxing in a cafe close to the beach. This majestic place is known for its thermal springs.

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based on 292 reviews

We were picked up at the hotel on time, the tour was well organized and very nice. It went around Lindos on varied paths. A donkey accompanied us for a short time. If you are not sure-footed, I would recommend hiking sticks. Any time

Great application!!accurate guide,which offers you a personalized and detailed tour, and compines past (history) with present through augmented reality!

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

Fun for both adults and children! Approx 30 mins long.

Very good tour, very interesting and easy to follow!