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Bus Trip to Lindos Village & Seven Springs

1. 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.

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From Rhodes: Full-Day Boat Trip to Symi Island

2. From Rhodes: Full-Day Boat Trip to Symi Island

Cross the Aegean Sea from the port of Rhodes and sail to Symi Island, where traditional houses greet you as you sail into the harbor. Upon arrival, get some free time to explore the stunning island on your own or choose to follow your guide. Travel back in time at the Archaeological and Folklore Museum, visit the ruins of the knights’ castle overlooking Gialos, or explore the island's maritime history at the Naval Museum. Take a taxi boat to a secluded beach for a refreshing dip or instead try to taste as many local delicacies as possible. Afterward, board your boat once again and admire Panormitis Monastery, dedicated to the Archangel Michael and known for its miracles.

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From Rhodes Town: Day Trip to Lindos

3. 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.

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Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

4. 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.

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Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

5. Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

Explore the attractive island of Kos and admire white sandy beaches, crystal-clear water and idyllic mountain villages. Start above the city of Kos and visit Asklepieion. It is reported that the origins of this former temple date back to around the 4th century BC. The former temple consists of three levels and was once the place for the foundation stone of modern medicine, because there Hippocrates wrote the oath of the same name, which has survived to this day. Drive on to the small village of Antimachia and see an old windmill and a traditional farmhouse. Continue through olive groves and unspoilt countryside to the Kefalos peninsula. Admire the island's most beautiful beaches and enjoy a Greek lunch (optional) in the picturesque Kamari Bay or take advantage of the opportunity for a short refreshment in the crystal clear sea. Another highlight of the eventful day is a visit to the typical mountain village of Zia with its old houses on the slope of the imposing Dikeos mountain. Stroll through the small alleys and get to know the tranquil way of life of the Greeks. Discover the numerous spice stands and taste the typical cinnamon water.

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Rhodes: Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley Bus Trip

6. 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. 

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From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

7. 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 for lunch (own expense) or do some shopping before boarding the boat back to Kos at 4:00 PM.

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Rhodes: Old City Segway Tour

8. Rhodes: Old City Segway Tour

Ride through the medieval city of Rhodes, discover the main sights and cover more ground than you would on foot with this segway tour. After a quick induction and safety briefing, begin the journey to your first stop, the Palace of the Grand Masters. Admire the architecture of this imposing monument before riding along the medieval Street of the Knights.  See The Church of the Virgin of the Burgh and the Medieval Moat as well as many other secret spots before continuing your journey to Rhodes' modern seaside area. Here, feel the breeze of the Aegean Sea, ride past the famous windmills, and enjoy the view at the Lighthouse of Saint Nicholas which sits at the entrance of the Mandraki harbor. Stop at several locations along the way for photos. If you haven't got a camera your guide can take photos of you and have them sent after the tour at no extra charge. Finally, follow an alternative route back to the starting point to see as much of the city as possible.

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Rhodes: All Inclusive 3-Hour Sunset Dinner Cruise

9. Rhodes: All Inclusive 3-Hour Sunset Dinner Cruise

Climb aboard for a romantic 3-hour cruise off the coast of Rhodes and get amazing views of the island as you sail towards Kallithea Springs. Drop anchor for a refreshing swim in the Aegean Sea and then head out into the deep ocean waters to watch the sun set over the island and paint the sky wonderful colors. Get the chance to go for a dive or snorkel and marvel at the marine life swimming up close. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you cruise under the silver moonlight reflecting onto the water. Then, sit back and gaze at the stars in the night sky, depending on the phase of the moon. Listen to specially selected music and enjoy a buffet dinner of amazing fresh, local delicacies prepared on board and served with chilled white and rosé wines, cold beer and refreshments.

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Rhodes: Explore the New and Medieval City on Trikkes

10. Rhodes: Explore the New and Medieval City on Trikkes

Ride your Trikke through Mandraki Harbor to see the Dama-dama-dama “Deers”, the Lighthouse, the medieval Walls, the Windmills, and where the statue of Colossus was built. Then, go by Trikke under bridges, past medieval towers, and to admire the medieval moat. Along the way, you can enjoy shady spots that provide a welcome relief from the heat of the day. Feel like a true adventurer as you visit historic sites and travel back into the past. Crossing the narrow streets in the heart of the old town, you will visit Sokratous Street and the Castellania building. Go past the Archeological Museum, Panaghia Bourgou Church, and Ibrahim Pasha Mosque. Appreciate the architectural beauty of the city on this Trikke tour.

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What people are saying about Dodecanese

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 139 reviews

Super great trip with Manos! Great tour guide with a good knowledge of German. Manos also shows corners where the tourist bus cannot get there. A lot of knowledge since he has been running the office in Rhodes for 22 years. Definitely recommend the tour. Super well-maintained, clean vehicle with all the ailments. Covid requirements all met. Therefore 5 stars! Thank you MANOS!

Our trip to Lindos was really well organised, pick up 5 mins walk from our hotel. The coach arrived on time at a reasonable time in the morning (9:45) and was easy to identify. We had just over 4 hours in Lindos, which was perfect for a look around and a leisurely lunch. The driver was informative and friendly. It was exactly what we were looking for.

We did the tour with our children (21 and 12 years old) and it was great fun. It was perfectly organized and everything went very well. We would never have seen so much of the city if we had walked through it. Highly recommended!

Everything was great, it was a very great trip with many sights and a very nice driver who explained everything.

On time - exact description - very good bus driver