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Spanning both past and present, Greece welcomes you with its exuberant nature, wonderful archaeological sites and fantastic beaches. Myths and traditions merge in the picturesque villages where you can find folklore and local crafts. There are many seaside resorts to be found around the Greek islands, high-quality hotels to meet all expectations and the Hellenic people well-known for their hospitality will welcome holiday visits under an ever-present sun.
Rhodes, the sunny pearl of the Dodecanese Islands, is home to a host of treasures. The ancient ruins of the Acropolis of Lindos - an absolutely unmissable, beautiful white village - or Mandraki harbour are among the symbols of this resplendent island. Considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, the medieval historic centre of the town, with its charming narrow streets, invites you to discover its quintessential taverns and kafenions, where you can treat yourself to traditional dishes or party into the night.
Rhodes is a wonderful destination for water sports lovers. Various locations all over the island are perfect for surfing and kitesurfing. However, the best areas are on the breezier west coast and Prasonisi – a small peninsula on the southern tip of the island.
Take a one-day excursion to the islands of Symi or Halki. Visit wonderful, traditional Greek villages and enjoy their relaxed atmosphere.
Spend a day at Faliraki’s water park. Its wide choice of slides and pools for all ages will win you over.
It is no coincidence that the medieval city of Rhodes is on the UNESCO world heritage list.
After passing through the Gate of Freedom, the city - formerly one of Europe’s largest medieval cities - reveals a patchwork of 24 centuries of cultures and civilisations. The fascinating fortress-like medieval buildings, bastions, city walls, gates, alleyways, minarets, old houses, fountains and both lively and tranquil squares will transport you back to the Middle Ages.
The village of Lindos is another of the island’s UNESCO world heritage sites.
This traditional hamlet, whose ancient acropolis proudly overlooks the archipelago, is nestled at the foot of a sheer cliff and surrounded by the sea. The Acropolis bears witness to the glorious past of this naval power of ancient times which would have had 17,000 inhabitants. Attracting 600,000 visitors per year, Lindos vies with Delphi for the title of the second most-visited archaeological site in Greece.
Butterfly valley (Petaloudes) – in a unique natural park in Rhodes.
The perfect place for families with children who want to enjoy the beauty of nature and observe the lifecycle of butterflies. Both you and your children will love the tranquil, green and shaded valley with its little river and pretty waterfalls.
Located approx. 15 km from the airport, the town of Rhodes lies to the north of the island on a narrow peninsula bordered by beaches of sand and pebbles. The old town, protected by medieval ramparts, is among the most beautiful in Europe. In the evening, Mandraki harbour is the place for a beautiful stroll. A casino, nightclubs, discos, restaurants and coffee shops add to the night-time entertainments.
Located approx. 25 km from the airport and approx. 15 km from the town of Rhodes, Faliraki is one of the island’s most popular seaside resorts. Its extensive and gently sloping sandy beach, numerous water sports and the little village with its taverns and shops, make it a prefect holiday location. Very busy in high season.
Located approx. 35 km from the airport and approx. 25 km from the town of Rhodes. This former fishing village is now a small seaside resort which boasts one of the most beautiful bays of the entire west coast of the island. It is home to pretty coves with sunny beaches. The romantic beaches are perfect for sunbathing, swimming or free diving.
Located approx. 10 km from the airport and approx. 4 km from the town of Rhodes. In summer, the heat is tempered by refreshing sea breezes.
Kiotari is a former fishing village with an old town that is home to many quintessential Greek taverns. It boasts a long fine sand beach and small coves, ideal for relaxing and swimming.
Located approx. 6 km from Lindos. Tavernas and kafenions (quintessential Greek coffee shops) characterise this village, most of whose inhabitants come from the countryside.
Situated to the south-east of the island and approx. 50 km from Rhodes airport, Lardos is a quintessential town with its village square surrounded by little restaurants and coffee shops. Located inland, it maintains the calm atmosphere of bygone days. Along the coast, beautiful hotels with full facilities guarantee a carefree seaside holiday in the south-east of the island.
Excursion (full day) by boat (all-inclusive) to Alimia, west of Rhodes, a small inhabited island with crystal-clear waters.
You will be able to swim in the naturally sheltered bay and enjoy a traditional Greek grill (drinks included). A day that will leave you with unforgettable memories! Duration approx. 7 hours.
The boat leaves from Mandraki harbour and stops at many popular beaches, including the Kallithea Springs and Afandou beach where you can go for a swim. Here a buffet lunch will be served on board the boat (drinks not included). Other swimming stops are scheduled at Tsambika beach and Anthony Quinn Bay, named after the famous actor. Take the chance to dive into the crystal-clear waters and do some sunbathing.
Symi, known for its sponge divers, is located near the coast of Turkey, approximately two hours by boat from Rhodes. It is an arid and wild island, apart from its wooded southern part.
Symi has a very ancient, rich and turbulent history dating from the occupation of the Knights of St John in 1309 to the rebellion against the Turks in 1821 and the deadly bombings of 1943 and 1944.
The main activity of Symi’s 3,000 inhabitants is sponge fishing and tourism.
The town of Symi, in the north of the island, is divided into two parts: the bay of Yalos and the hill village of Chorio.
During your stop in the village of Symi, you will have enough time to explore the harbour, watch the fishermen at work or have a walk in the hills overlooking the town.
Afterwards, a short journey by boat towards the west coast of the island will take you to the bay of Panormitis, with its monastery and church of the Archangel Michael of Panormitis, a place of pilgrimage for sailors and inhabitants of the Dodecanese islands. (Entry in shorts is forbidden).
During this sailing boat tour along the east coast, you will stop in one of the best-known bays, Kalithea Bay. Take the chance to go for a swim and do some snorkelling.
On the way back you can enjoy a magnificent sunset. Maximum number of participants 10-12. Duration approx. 3 hours.
Leaving from the town of Rhodes, you will travel along the coast towards the little village of Lindos, passing through Faliraki and Kilimbia. An excursion on the back of a donkey (not included in the price) through the little narrow streets bordered by white houses gets you up to the Acropolis at Lindos. From there, you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the village, as well as the chapel built in honour of the Apostle Paul in the bay below the rock. Lunch stop at Apolakkia (not included in the price). The journey carries on towards Monolithos with its ancient Byzantine castle, which offers a very beautiful view of the peninsula. Then, carry on towards Siana, a small, charming village famous for its production of thyme honey. You will continue on through the vineyards towards Embona. During the summer months, this excursion is supplemented by a visit to the Valley of the Butterflies in Pethaloudes, while pre- and post-season, you will go up Mount Filerimos to visit the monastery which dates back to the time of the crusades. The excursion is only offered in high season.
This half-day, afternoon excursion includes a guided tour of the old town. You will then cross the modern part of the town with its monuments, before going on towards Monte Smith. Here, you will visit the ruins of the ancient town: the Acropolis and its Temple of Apollo, the theatre and stadium. After this, the bus will take you to the old town of Rhodes which you can visit on foot as far as the Palace of the Grand Master, by way of the famous Street of the Knights, the Soliman Mosque and Socrates Street.
Sail along the magnificent coast and superb bays of Rhodes. Relax and admire the many breathtaking views, making stops for reinvigorating bathing and snorkelling. Lunch and drinks included. Maximum number of participants 10-12. Duration approx. 7 hours.
The excursions on offer, as well as their prices and times, may vary depending on the location of the hotel. Excursion prices are provided for information purposes only and may be subject to change. For more information and to book, please contact your local LuxairTours guide.
According to the official category of hotel booked, an obligatory tax must be paid on site.