7 days of history around Dodecanese islands
Starting point: Rhodes island
Arrival: We can arrange a transfer from the airport to the marina for you. The transfer is not included in the price.
About: Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece. Historically, Rhodes island was very famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Rhodes has a semi-arid hot-summer Mediterranean climate.
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You can arrive in Rhodes by air or by sea. We recommend Mandraki Marina for the start of the trip. You should not miss the Thalassini Pyli – the breathtaking sea gate. The plan for the first day is to arrive on a Saturday on Rhodes and get to the Marina. Your check-in will be at 5 PM and you will spend the night there.
Symi is known as the birthplace of the Charites, goddesses of charm, beauty, and nature.
The village Pali on Nisyros Island is a great place to stop for inland exploration, particularly the active volcano and impressive caldera.
The island has a 14th-century fortress at the entrance to its harbor. Hippocrates the father of medicine was born on the island.
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.
The smallest inhabited island of the Dodecanese. Lining the port of Emporios are the brightly coloured houses with their ceramic-tiled roofs and wooden windows. Regardless of when you arrive at Halki, the clock on the tower will read twenty past four.
Head back to Rhodes and enjoy your last day exploring the city and trying some Greek specialties 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.