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Kos: Three-Island Cruise with BBQ Lunch

1. Kos: Three-Island Cruise with BBQ Lunch

Embark on a three-island cruise on a pirate-style boat from the port of Kos. Visit three beautiful islands of Kalymnos, Pserimos, and Plati on a full-day cruise. Relax on board, swim in the crystal-clear waters, or use the snorkeling equipment to explore the vibrant marine life in the sea. On some days, you may be lucky to see curious dolphins swim next to the boat. Savor traditional Greek cuisine cooked freshly on board with a delicious BBQ lunch. Choose between chicken, pork, or fish, as well as vegan and vegetarian options.

From Rhodes City: Boat Day Trip to Lindos

2. 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.

Bus Trip to Lindos Village & Seven Springs

3. Bus Trip to Lindos Village & Seven Springs

First, visit 7 Springs for 1 hour, 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 for 3 hours, 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.

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. 

Rhodes: All Inclusive Day Cruise with Greek BBQ & Drinks

5. Rhodes: All Inclusive Day Cruise with Greek BBQ & Drinks

Board the Aphrodite Duchess and depart from Mandraki Harbour 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. Help yourself to 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 in the mid-afternoon.

Rhodes Town: Yellow Submarine Cruise with Underwater Views

6. Rhodes Town: Yellow Submarine Cruise with Underwater Views

When you board the Yellow Submarine, you can go down to the air-conditioned underwater cabin and have a view of the fascinating sea life through 22 giant undersea observatory windows. Bask in this experience and admire the underwater world of the Aegean Sea at a depth of 100 feet (30m). Delight in the diving show with hundreds of fish as if in your very own sea aquarium. Watch as the diver hand feeds and mesmerizes hundreds of fish with his diving skills. On the upper deck, embrace the fascinating view of Rhodes Old Town and Rhodes's beautiful coastline. Gather historical knowledge as narrated by the captain. Take advantage of the moment, admire the spectacular scenery and capture your special memories on video and photos.

Lindos: Submarine Cruise with Swimming Stop at Navarone Bay

7. Lindos: Submarine Cruise with Swimming Stop at Navarone Bay

Enjoy the view of the Acropolis of Lindos and St. Paul's Bay from the top deck of the boat. Then go down below into the submarine section of the vessel and take a glimpse at the local marine life. Try your hand at feeding fish and take stunning photos of the reef of Lindos from the underwater chamber. Feel safe and relaxed in a dry environment with airconditioning and use the free WiFi on the boat to upload your selfies and stories on the spot. At the end of the cruise, make a stop for 30 minutes at the Navarone's Bay and enjoy swimming in crystal-clear green water.

Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Submarine Tour

8. Rhodes: Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Submarine Tour

Rhodes, the island of the Knights, has a long history and has developed a significant culture throughout the years. The island has a rich collection of historical sites and monuments that represent Greek history and are well worth visiting. The bus tour will be a truly unique opportunity, as you travel through the city of Rhodes to become acquainted with several of its sights and points of interest. You will learn of history within the city, and along the trajectory from site to site. The Poseidon Submarine departs from Mandraki Harbor, located in the center of Rhodes Island. This unique vessel offers a pleasant and safe tour and is ideal for adults and children of all ages. It remains above sea level at all times, while its hull, the underwater observatory, is 2.5 meters below the surface. Through your own personal viewing window, you can watch the abundance of marine life. Since you can leave the cabin and walk on the deck at any time, you can also enjoy the spectacular view of the Old Town walls, the wind mills, and the surrounding calm sea. Bus stops: Acropolis Of Rhodes – Monte SmithSan FranciscoNew MarinaTourist HarborOld Town Of RhodesRhodes City CenterTown HallPsaropoula Square – Diagoras StatueAquariumRhodes Horizon (Kato Petres)Grand Hotel – West beachside

Rhodes: Palace of the Grand Master Ticket and Audio Guide

9. 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 Town: RIB Cruise with Snacks and Drinks

10. Rhodes Town: RIB Cruise with Snacks and Drinks

Meet the Captain in one of the two meeting point locations. Onboard the modern and comfortable vessel and head towards Anthony Quinns’ Bay, the beach named after the Hollywood actor who purchased the area after filming the movie Guns of Navarone there. At the beach, take in breathtaking views of the area from the"Guns of Navarone Pier, one of the most photographic spots in the region. Then head to another beautiful beach location, called Ladiko, on the other side of the bay. Don't forget your camera to photograph the turquoise waters and rugged cliffs. Feel free to dive directly from the boat or/and enjoy sunbathing from the luxury spacious deck. Enjoy another beach stop along the east coast cruise, this time on a gravel beach called Traganou with a rocky surface, crystal clear waters, and hidden caverns that create a wild rocky scenery. Continue to another beach area, home to the lesser-known Alikies caves. Venture into the cave area or just relax on the beach. Enjoy drinks and snacks on the comfortably furnished boat. For your added comfort, Wi-Fi and a restroom are available onboard. At the end of the day, return to the marina by boat, keeping an eye out for dolphins playing in the surf. Arrive at the marina at approximately 2.5 hours after the start of your tour.

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What people are saying about Dodecanese

The three-island cruise is just a cover for some really great fun. Seriously - charming islands - on the first I recommend sponges from a real, old Greek (sitting more or less in the middle of the beach), the second - charming, narrow streets, Greek climate, the third - uninhabited, but that's where it just begins ... cruise

The whole trip is worth an experience, it was great fun and you could see something of Greece. The food on the ship was also perfectly fine. The crew really set the mood. And the highlight of the day was the last stop where you could go straight into the sea from the boat or from a slide. Worth it every time ☺️

Very nice relaxing day. The swimming stops in the bays were very nice. The food was very good. It was also nice that the boat wasn't overcrowded.

An excellent trip!! We had a fantastic time and saw some amazing places!! I would definitely recommend booking as this was well worth the money.

Fun day , good crew , cheap drinks , amazing views - would highly recommend