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  • From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

    1. From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

    Depart from the port of Kardamena in Kos and take a 1-hour cruise to the volcanic island of Nisyros. Upon arrival, transfer to a waiting bus that’ll take you on a short drive to the volcano. Listen to an informative guide along the way.

    Get information about the volcano and the history of the island. Then, feel the force of the lava rumbling deep beneath your feet as you enter the volcanic crater. See the bubbling mud pools and steam geysers, and imagine that you have landed on the moon.

    Return to the port and get the chance to wander around the town of Mandraki. After a short walk through the narrow streets of blue and white painted houses, visit the monastery of Panagia Spiliani, considered one of the most beautiful monasteries of the Greek Islands.

    Make your way back to town for some free time fo...

    We've had a great day! Only the boat we we're on had not the most comfortable seats..

  • Rhodes Town: High-Speed Boat Cruise to Symi Island

    2. Rhodes Town: 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.

    Excellent! Fast ride on the boat was a lot of fun! Symi harbour is very beautiful! Swimming in the stunning waters of the St. George bay was a pleasure! Recommend this to everyone who likes sea, waves, wind, swimming and beautiful islands!

  • From Rhodes: Symi Island Full Day Trip by Boat

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

    Be picked up from the nearest designated pickup point to your accommodation and be brought to the port, where you will receive your boarding card and tips for the day. 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 beautiful 1-hour cruise around the island’s west coast with a small 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...

    Lovely day trip. Symi is beautiful. The swim stop was amazing. A lovely day at a great price.

  • Rhodes Town: High-Speed Boat Trip to Lindos

    4. Rhodes Town: High-Speed Boat Trip to Lindos

    With a late departure from Rhodes City, your Rhodes to Lindos journey time takes just 1 hour, providing you with 4 hours' sightseeing time in the village of Lindos. This boat trip is the ideal solution to best visit and experience Lindos, which is considered the "jewel of Rhodes". Leaving Mandraki Harbour, where the Colossos of Rhodes was said to have stood, delight in the details of the amazing east coast of the island. Pass Kallithea, Faliraki, Anthony Quinn, and Tsambika, to name just a few of the amazing bays. From the jetty in Lindos' main bay, take a donkey or a Shank's pony to the top of the dominant Acropolis to discover its breath-taking views. Following this, descend to the traditional village of Lindos where you will be free to meander amongst the shaded cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings, before you descend further down to the golden sandy beaches. Once at these bea...

    A speedy, picturesque way to get to Lindos. Just don't sit on the upper deck, land- side, on the way back - you'll get very wet!!

  • Rhodes Town: Scenic Cruise to Lindos with Swim Stops

    5. 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 f...

    So scenic and relaxing. Remember to hurry to the roof or the front end of the ship to grab the best seats!

  • From Rhodes Town: Day Trip to Lindos

    6. 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.

    Well organized, well prized, bus was on time (even early), Lindos was a bit busy but really beautiful! Recommended!

  • From Kos: Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros

    7. From Kos: Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros

    Climb aboard at Kos for a boat tour to the fascinating volcanic island of Nisyros. Reach the picturesque harbor of the island after about an hour and discover the traditional way of life and authenticity of the island. The bus takes you up a winding road until you reach the largest accessible volcanic crater in Europe. On the way up you will see a rugged landscape with strange trees and shrubs on one side, while you enjoy the magnificent view of the sea and the surrounding islands on the other. Once at the top admire the view of the active volcano crater – four kilometers in diameter – and look out onto a unique lunar landscape. In the afternoon stroll through the narrow streets of the port of Mandraki, enjoy a traditional lunch in one of the many traditional tavernas or visit the famous monastery. Be enchanted by the magic of the island.

    Visiting island and volcano - 5 stars. The way the tour is organized - 3 stars. These travelers staying and Kos city keep in mind that whole tour takes 10 hours as people are collected from various place which takes awfully lot of time. Extracting time in boat and bus which remains is 2.5 h free time in Nisyros plus 40 min for volcano. Compare these 10 hours with 3 hours

  • Bus Trip to Lindos Village & Seven Springs

    8. Bus Trip to Lindos Village & Seven Springs

    First, visit 7 Springs, which offers a cool, magical landscape at a real oasis, swamped in greenery. Water flows out from the springs all year around, and ends up in a small lake. You can get to the lake by walking through a narrow tunnel. The second stop after 7 springs is Lindos village, which is the most popular sightseeing destination in Rhodes. Discover its charming atmosphere, friendly inhabitants, and lovely sandy beaches. During your stay in Lindos, you can explore the village by strolling through the small narrow streets dotted with wonderful souvenir shops, cafes, and restaurants. If you prefer ancient sites, then a visit to the Acropolis is a must - the view from the top is breathtaking.

    The driver was on time to pick us up from our hotel. Only received a brief explanation which way to go but no further guidance or at least a map or booklet. Bring watershoes and a small towel with to pass the tunnel. Clean and comfortable Sprinter bus with good airconditioning.

  • Scuba Dive Adventure off Kos Island

    9. Scuba Dive Adventure off Kos Island

    Climb aboard for a scuba dive adventure in the Aegean Sea and complete all the required formalities. Fill out a medical statement, and then set sail from Kos Harbour at 10:00. Head for the small island of Pserimos, and journey between 2 countries as you explore the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean. Get an in-depth briefing about your dive, including how to use the equipment to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable. Then, dive with 2 instructors in a small group of just 4 people for maximum attention. Put on your wet suit, mask, and fins before getting help from your guide to put on the scuba diving equipment. Get into the water and swim with your group to a small beach where the sea is waist deep. Practice breathing techniques in complete safety, before getting help to breathe underwater with one of your Instructors.  Stay within the confines of the protected bay for gentle d...

  • Rhodes: Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley Bus Trip

    10. 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, which is one of the three ancient cities of Rhodes island. You can walk along a Golgotha, which is a tree-sheltered pathway with a series of shrines with scenes of the Holy Passion. This footpath leads to an enormous imposing cross, which from the top you can admire the outstanding view of the villages and bright green valleys.  Next, visit the Valley of Butterflies. This is a unique and peaceful ecological setting, which is a true representation of local nature. You will return to your accommodation around 2:00 PM. 

    Inexpensive and interesting trip, self-guided to two contrasting places. Filerimos beautiful and so peaceful, we had one hour there. Valley of the Butterflies is nature at its best - truly special experience. Lots of steps, some quite rough but with good handrails. It takes about 50 minutes to reach the delightful cafe at the top, by which time you will definitely have earned a rest! We are late 60s/early 70s and managed the climb OK - but do take sensible shoes and water. You don’t need a sunhat for the walk, since it’s shaded by trees. We had two hours there.

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What people are saying about Dodecanese

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 21 reviews

I just want to say WOW !!!! Amazing from the first moment we meet Nicko, an archeologist from Rhodes that knows so much history that you wish you have more time to learn with him, then a OMG with Kosmas Sarakini, our sommelier that pick the wonderful wines for us and a taste cheese board, we have a great day, thank you so much !!!

I found it very pleasant that the bus was air-conditioned, but not like a refrigerator. We were picked up on time and saw a lot on the way. Gladly to Lindos again, wonderful!

Our guide Michael was excellent and very knowledgeable. He took time to answer all my questions. The minibus and driver Michael were great too. Thank you.

We've had a great day! Only the boat we we're on had not the most comfortable seats..

It was great, great tour through Rhodes, great guide, gladly again