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Dodecanese islands 7 days historical route

Day 1

Day 1

Rhodes, the ancient giant

You can travel to Rhodes by plane or by ship. We recommend the Mandraki Marina for the start of the trip. Don't miss the breathtaking sea gate - the Thalassini Pyli. The plan for the first day is to arrive in Rhodes on a Saturday and get to the marina. Your check-in is at 5 p.m. and you will spend the first night at this location.

Food and drinks

  • Hosteria dei Cavalieri - enjoy a tasty dinner in a greek atmosphere
  • The Fruit Lab - it is important to stay healthy on your sailing trip! This place offers fresh fruits, smoothies and all the vitamins you could need.
  • Tamam - great place to get used to the greek tastes

Things to do
  • Explore the Medieval City of Rhodes - the old part of city Rhodes is surrounded by medieval walls
  • Visit Faliraki Waterpark - enjoy water slides, artificial waves and pools with original games
  • Visit the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and travel back in time

Day 2

Day 2

Symi island and the goat beach

Symi is known as the birthplace of the Charites, goddesses of charm, beauty, and nature.

Food and drinks

  • The Olive Tree Caf√© - You can enjoy beautiful views while eating meze
  • The Secret Garden - greek food in the shades of vine grapes
  • Taverna O Haris - visit for some great seafood options

Things to do
  • Visit Castle Symi - with great views of the harbour
  • Relax on the Marathounda beach in the company of friendly goats
  • Visit the Panormitis Monastery

Day 3

Day 3

Nisyros Island - the Virgin of the Caves

The village Pali on the Nisyros Island is a great place to stop for inland exploration, particularly the active volcano and impressive caldera.

Food and drinks

  • Taverna To Balconi tou Emporeiou - greek cuisine with a view of the whole island
  • Aphrodite Grill & Seafood Restaurant - small restaurant in the Marina Pali
  • Pali marina Ellinis - with a terrace overlooking the Pali marina

Things to do
  • Hike the Nisyros Volcano - it is a large sulphurous crater that is really worth seeing
  • Visit the Panagia Spiliani - a Church Museum where the icon of the Virgin Mary was found
  • Visit the Prophet Elias Church - a small church with a stunning view on the Aegean sea

Day 4

Day 4

Kos Island and the medieval treasures

The island has a 14th-century fortress at the entrance to its harbour. Hippocrates the father of medicine was born on the island.

Food and drinks

  • Mediterraneo Restaurant - for special occasions with a great view
  • Alchimion - for a nice breakfast and fresh lemonade
  • Plaza Beach Restaurant - a great seafood selection can be found here

Things to do
  • Explore Mylotopi - reviving the conditions of the historical inhabitants
  • Visit the Temple of Apollo - experience the special lighting mood of nature
  • Enjoy the Agios Stefanos Beach - great for children with shallow clear water and sand

Day 5

Day 5

Tilos Island and the abandoned villages

There are 5 castles on the island that have protected the island's inhabitants from pirate raids since the Dark Ages. Neolithic finds and bones of dwarf elephants were discovered in the Kharkhadió Cave.

Food and drinks

  • Filoxenia Restaurant - homemade greek food
  • Omonoia Cafe - for all the octopus lover out there, here is a great place!
  • Gorgona Restaurant - a great place with Greek cuisine for lunch or dinner

Things to do
  • Enjoy the Livadia Beach - try snorkeling
  • Visit the Castle of the Knights

Day 6

Day 6

Halki Island

The smallest inhabited island of the Dodecanese. Lining the port of Emporios are the brightly colored houses with their ceramic-tiled roofs and wooden windows. Regardless of when you arrive at Halki, the clock on the tower will read twenty after four.

Food and drinks

  • Filoxenia Restaurant - homemade greek food
  • Omonoia Cafe - for all the octopus lover out there, here is a great place!
  • Gorgona Restaurant - great place with greek cuisine for lunch or dinner

Things to do
  • Enjoy the Livadia Beach - try snorkeling
  • Visit the Castle of the Knights

Day 7

Back to Rhodes

Head back to Rhodes and enjoy your last day exploring the city and trying some greek specialities in tavernas with greek music as a soundtrack from Mamma Mia. Spend your last night on the boat before checking out the next day at 9 AM.

Dodecanese islands 7 days historical route