The island of the legendary Colossus of Rhodes was one of the 7 wonders of the world and a very popular destination. The best preserved medieval village in the world has been included in Unesco’s world heritage and also the Palace of the Grand Master is the most authentic mystical symbol of the island and one of the greatest attractions. Combine your excursion with the famous islands of Kos and Patmos, with great sites and the blue waters. Complete package that includes 6 nights’ accommodation in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transfers, guided visits and ferry tickets.
Guaranteed departures every Friday from 699€
Highlights: Rhodes (Lindos Acropolis, Valley of the Butterflies, Mandraki Castelo, Old Town Kamiros), Kos (Asklipeio, Antimachia Castle, archeological museum), Patmos (Cave of St. John Baptist)
DAY 1: ATHENS / RHODES
Morning transfer to the port to board the ferry to Rhodes. Upon your arrival in Rhodes, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2: RHODES - Leisure day with highlights of the island
The new (modern) City of Rhodes is settled in the most picturesque of the three ports of the city, the yacht harbour of Mandraki. Nearby on the mole, stands the lighthouse tower of St. Nicholas, and the three old windmills. The impressive walls of the Medieval Town and the numerous monumental buildings that surround Mandraki add to its majestic air – among others the New Market, the Archbishops Palace, the Annunciation church, the Central Post Office, Town hall, Theatre and Government House. In the Medieval City of Rhodes (Old Town of Rhodes) you can enjoy one of the most interesting waks on the island. When you approach the walls of the Old Town of Rhodes, you are about to enter the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe. Medieval buildings, mosques, traditional fountains, oriental motifs, Byzantine and Gothic churches, shops and cafeterias are scattered throughout the Old Town of Rhodes, all blending together to create a unique and picturesque whole. The Palace of the Grand Masters, reconstructed by the Italians in 1940 after it was demolished by a gunpowder explision in 1856, stands out because of its imposing entrance and well built towers and battlements. The interiors of the buildings, decorated with priceless treasures, are equaly impressive.
DAY 3: RHODES – KOS
Morning transfer to the port to board the ferry to Kos. Upon your arrival in Kos, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 4: KOS - Leisure day with highlights of the island
Visit the Medieval Castle (Nerantzia castle) which is located in the entrance of the port. The two surrounding walls are interconnected with a bridge, which is constructed above the moat which separates the walls. The Liberty Square is considered to be the center of the contemporary city. It is surrounded by three massive buildings inherited from the Italian era: The municipal market, the club (which was called Fascism Palace) and the Archaeological Museum. In the ancient city, you can see the market, the Hellenistic Doric temple, Dionysus' altar, the port sanctuary and the Hercules’ sanctuary. The Platanos Square or else Lotzia Square, one of the most touristic points of the town. The Asklipieio used to be the most famous Aesculapium of the entire Greece. It was built in 4th century, after the death of Hippocrates. Among other sites, it is worth visiting the stoa, the complex of roman spas and the altar dedicated to the Sun.
Some of the most visited beaches are: Nomikou-Barbagianni,sandy beach extending from the city of Kos to the surrounding areas. It is an organized beach with umbrellas and deck-chairs, water sports, restaurants and bars. Nautical Club beach with fine sand is awarded with the European Union blue flag. Milos beach with fine sand, which is also awarded with European Union blue flag. There is a coastal bar with loud music and frequent concerts. In the north side of the island you will find Tigkaki beach with white sand and shallow waters awarded by the EU with blue flag. It is an organized beach with umbrellas and deck-chairs, water sports, restaurants, taverns and bars.
Marmari beach with fine sand and shallow waters is also awarded with blue flag by the EU.
DAY 5: KOS – PATMOS
Morning transfer to the port to board the ferry to Patmos. Upon your arrival in Patmos, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 6: PATMOS – Leisure day with highlights of the island
L’'île de l'Apocalypse. La «Jérusalem de la mer Égée». Visitez et découvrez sa profonde relation avec la religion et la paix intérieure: la grotte sombre où John a écrit l'Apocalypse, l'église du Saint Monastère de Saint Jean le Théologien et les allées. Promenez-vous sur la route Aporthianos et déjeuner dans les restaurants pittoresques. Dans le domaine de Hóra, peu brillantes maisons blanches sous le soleil Égée se tiennent à côté de fiers demeures de deux étages. Suivez les ruelles historiques tout le chemin du monastère jusqu'à Skála (le port de l'île), et de découvrir des restaurants, des cafés, des magasins et des boulangeries traditionnelles. Offrez-vous des tartes au fromage, des produits laitiers locaux, et de la pâte réticule en forme avec du miel et de noix. La plus grande colonie, ainsi que le capital et le port de l'île, est Skála où vous trouverez l'hébergement et de poisson frais aux tavernes. A 5km de Skála une halte au village de Grikos, et profiter de la fraîcheur d'un verre près de la mer, ou même une baignade à la plage du même nom.
DAY 7: PATMOS / ATHENS At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port for your travel back to Athens with ferry boat.
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM
Single supplement 40%
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