7 Days – Departures:
26 June 2020
10, 17, 24, 31 July 2020
07, 14, 21, 28 August 2020
11, 18, 25 September 2020
Rhodes, also known as “The Island of Knights” is one of the most popular travel destinations in Greece. In the southeastern corner of the Aegean, one of its largest islands, both in size and population. It is no coincidence that the island was one of the first to be used for tourism, since its nature as well as some unique sights, such as the medieval city of Rhodes, make it unique. What will surely draw your attention to Rhodes is the green landscape. Although the island is not particularly mountainous, every big and small hill descends all green to the sea, harmoniously bordering on the blue of the Aegean Sea. In every corner you will find a small or big church with its own history, while there are countless paths to discover the island by car or hiking. From your exploration you cannot miss the unique Butterfly Park in Greece, where you will admire this particular phenomenon that is happening on the island. You will climb to the top of Prophet Elias to enjoy the enchanting route by taking a stop at the homonymous chapel, while descending you can pass through the Kallithea Springs, then move further north to reach Filerimos hill. A Greek island could only have beaches, which in the case of Rhodes are excellent and most of them well organized for many years. On the island, which was one of the first to experience tourism development, they know well how it is to welcome thousands of visitors every summer and that is why there is the corresponding infrastructure, which in some places is addressed to mass tourism.
PIRAEUS – RHODES
Meeting at the port of Piraeus in order to leave at 19:00 pm for the beautiful island of Dodecanese, Rhodes. Our trip is an evening one but the view we will see arriving at the port of the island as the sun rises compensates us. At that time when the sun gilds the sea, it gilds both statues, the doe and the deer, erected in columns at the entrance of the ancient port. In the same place that tradition says was the famous Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The huge bronze statue of the sun god holding a lighted torch.
MANDRAKI – MONTE SMITH – MEDIEVAL CITY
Arrival in Rhodes. Transfer to the hotel and we start for the first acquaintance with the island. This day is dedicated to the sights of the city of Rhodes. We will admire the picturesque Mandraki, the church of the Annunciation, the Courthouse, the famous Municipal Theater, the town hall. We will continue for the impressive aquarium, one of the largest in the Balkans. We will go up to the unique panorama of Rhodes and the hill of Monte Smith or Agios Stefanos where we will have the opportunity to enjoy the view to the city of Rhodes. Going down we will see the acropolis of Rhodes, the Ancient Olympic Stadium with the wonderful Ancient Theater. We will go down to the medieval city of Rhodes. We visit the castle of the Grand Master, the famous street of the Knights, with the rich market of the island, the museum of the Ancient City. Moving to the new city of Rhodes in the famous market of Cyprus Square where you can make quality purchases and drink refreshing drinks and coffee in the famous Aktaion in Mandraki, gazing at the lighthouse of the famous three mills of Rhodes, under the big plane tree. Return to the hotel – overnight.
IALYSOS – BUTTERFLIES – KAMIROS
Breakfast and departure to the city of Ialysos. Visit to the Holy Monastery of Panagia Filerimou on the homonymous hill. The monastery dates back to the fourteenth century and is located at an altitude of 250 m. We will admire the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, work of the Evangelist Luke. We will continue for the famous valley of butterflies, we will enjoy its unique beauty. In this unique breeding ground you will enjoy the majesty of nature. At the end of the route is the Holy Monastery of Kalopetra dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, celebrated in August 15, built in 1865 on the site of an older church of 1784 where it was owned by the ruler Alexander Ypsilantis. We continue to visit the ancient city of Kamiros. One of the three ancient cities of Rhodes along with Ialysos and Lindos. It was founded by the Dorians in 850 BC, with the earthquake of 226 BC. the city was demolished as well as the temple of Kamiros, also one of the seven wonders of the world, the famous Colossus of Rhodes. Here (optionally) guests can dine and swim in the seaside village of Kalavarda.
LINDOS – PANAGIA TSAMPIKA – KALLITHEA
Breakfast and departure for the ancient city of Lindos. Going towards the ancient city of Lindos we stop at the miraculous Monastery of Panagia Tsambika patron miracle of the Archangelos area. We continue to the Acropolis – a village of Lindos with the wonderful Acropolis on top of the rock dominating above the village. We will walk on the picturesque cobblestones among the all-white houses. Following next is lunch and we can also swim at the deep blue beach of Vlycha. Visit to the famous springs of Kallithea, a beautiful, large and historic multi-space built in a fantastic location, with the glamor out of an old Greek cinema thinking that from somewhere we will see Aliki Vougiouklaki appear.
SYMI (OPTIONAL EXCURSION)
Breakfast and free day for shopping and coffee in the city of Rhodes or optionally a boat trip to the island of Symi to worship Panormitis – Archangel Michael.
RHODES – PIRAEUS
After breakfast, free day until the afternoon where we will board the ship. Departure for Piraeus. Arrival in Piraeus the next morning.
Price per person:
MANOYSOS HOTEL 3*
|295 €||395 €|
1 until 4 years old: Free
*Child’s price is based on one child΄s stay, in the same room with two (2) adults in an extra bed.
- Ferry tickets economy class Piraeus – Rhodes – Piraeus.
- Accommodation in 3* hotel.
- Half board.
- Transportation – excursions according to the program.
- Leader from our office.
- Liability and professional liability insurance.
- Entrances to museums and archeological sites.
- Everything that is not explicitly mentioned in the program or referred to as optional or proposed.
- According to article 53 of Law 4389/2016, from January 1, 2018 all hotels and other tourist accommodation are required to charge tax in favor of the State, under the name “Residence tax”. This tax is not included in the prices of our pricelists or excursions, as it should be paid by the customer directly to the hotel with a separate Deed / receipt upon arrival or departure. The tax per room / per night is: Hotel 3* 1,50 € / Hotel 4* 3,00 € / Hotel 5* 4,00 €.