Welcome to Rhodes, the capital of the Dodecanese, an island which is ideal not only for those who want to relax but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination.
Thanks to its strategic position, Rhodes has been important since ancient times. The ancient city of Rhodes, the construction of which began in 407 BC, was designed according to the city planning system devised by the greatest city planner of antiquity, Hippodamus of Miletus. Rhodes soon developed into one of the most important seafaring and trading centres in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Tour 1: Symi Island
You will depart from Rhodes Town Mandraki Port to board your vessel towards Symi Island.
First, enjoy a 2 hour boat ride to Panormitis port, where you will have free time to visit the Monastery of Taxiarch Panormitis.
You will then continue your boat trip to the main port of Symi, Yalos, where you can begin to explore the village.
There is plenty of free time for relaxing, enjoying the beach, shopping and dining.
Later in the afternoon, you will embark again on the same boat, for your ride directly back to Mandraki Port in Rhodes.
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