Rhodes & Kos Island Hopping Trip
The perfect way to explore the UNESCO heritage old town of Rhodes, and the inspiring island of Kos, full of amazing archaeological sites and long sandy beaches.
This 7-night holiday is jam-packed with unique moments by the sea, next to world renowned monuments, including optional tours.
Look forward to a week enjoying some of the best Greece has to offer, discovering the two of the largest islands of the Dodecanese exploring the Acropolis of Lindos, the Medieval old town of Rhodes, the ancient temples of Kos and castles with breathtaking sea views.
- Private luxury transfers throughout the trip
- 4 Nights in Rhodes in a 5 star hotel with breakfast
- Pre-booked sea-transfer from Rhodes to Kos
- 3 Nights in Kos in a 4 star hotel with breakfast
- 24/7 Concierge service throughout your trip
- UK flights can be arranged at a supplement from a variety of UK airports
- Price per person based on low season departures. Prices may be higher during peak Summer months.
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The largest of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes enjoys 300 days of sunshine and endless beautiful beaches from sandy to pebble stretches, but that can be found in many places across Greece. What makes it stand out from the rest is that it’s one of the best for history enthusiasts, with an incredible abundance of historic treasures that can be discovered. While it is quite developed and has become increasingly cosmopolitan, there is evidence of the island’s long history scattered throughout, with almost every destination offering a unique slice and myths to explore.
Rhodes offers an idyllic mix of striking natural beauty and historic gems, with plenty of opportunities to soak up the Mediterranean sunshine on one of its many picturesque beaches and places like the world-famous Valley of Butterflies, a lush, green valley with beautiful waterfalls, a small river, and countless butterflies. Seven Springs provides also provides a cool respite from the heat of the summer with water flowing from the spring year-round. Mount Atavyros, the highest mountain on the island, is home to scenic walking paths and offers stunning views of the island and beyond for hikers.
Medieval Rhodes Town is among Europe’s most well-preserved Venetian towns and is especially atmospheric. Its old city, located on the northern side of the island, has a web of cobbled streets that bring visitors back to the days of the Byzantine Empire. Street of the Knights is lined with some of the most impressive medieval relics on Earth, built over an ancient pathway leading directly from the Acropolis to the port. There are many other villages on the island that have managed to retain the traditional character, from popular Lindos, known for its clifftop acropolis to Archangelos, one of the most faithful to old traditions where bread is still baked in old wood-fired ovens while the crafts of grandparents are kept alive.
Experiences in Rhodes
An unforgettable private tour that will bring you to Lindos village to marvel at its ancient clifftop ruins, including the Lindos Acropolis, a theater, stadium, and temples dating from the 4th century BC. It’s perfectly situated for a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea and the city. Stroll the cobbled streets of storybook Old Town UNESCO heritage Rhodes with its grand monuments, and castle-like Palace of the Grand Masters too.
Day trip to Symi
Sail off to captivating Symi Island, with dazzling views from start to finish. Enjoy the 23 nautical mile cruise across the sapphire Aegean, and then enter Symi’s port where you’ll see its majestic neoclassical mansions. Visit one of the best beaches on the island, Ai Giorgis Disalonas, which can only be reached by boat, and discover a monastery, hidden in a serene cove.
Butterfly Valley & Winetasting
One of the most alluring attractions on Rhodes, the Butterfly Valley is difficult to reach without a car, but this tour will bring you to this area of striking natural beauty that’s filled with colorful butterflies, followed by a visit to a wine estate. Enjoy carefree wine tasting with your own private driver/guide, as well as a tour of the estate and lunch.
Go off-road with this Land Rover safari adventure that will take you to those hidden places most tourists never get to see, along with some popular highlights too. Your driver/guide will bring you to some of the best views on the island, a visit to Skiadi Monastery and a number of small charming villages, including lunch in the village of Kritinia.
A fun and active way to explore Rhodes’ wild, rocky shoreline, this sea kayaking tour will take you paddling alongside secluded beaches, into alluring coves, passing unique rock formations and to visit Anthony Quinn Bay which served as a filming site for “The Guns of Navarone.” Enjoy swimming or snorkeling along the way, and a tasty homemade picnic lunch on the beach.
Kos is the third largest islands in the Dodecanese group of islands. It is know for its long sandy beaches, the unique archaeological sites, and the long list of things to do and see on the island. It is an ideal choice for family holidays, as plenty of the resorts offer many activities for kids just by the beach.
Experiences in Kos
Highlights of Kos
This half-day private tour will bring you to many of the Kos Island highlights, while learning more about them from your personal guide. Visit the fascinating Asklepieion archaeological site, learning about ancient Greek medicine, wander through the village of Zia and enjoy a local wine tasting at a family-run winery. It’s all capped off at the Tree of Hippocrates, where the ancient Greek physician once instructed his students.
Day trip to Kalymnos island
The perfect way to visit Kos’ nearby islands, this day cruise makes a stop at Vathi, entering a spectacular natural fjord as the valley of Vathi comes into view. Enjoy time for capturing photos before feasting on a buffet lunch with happy hour cocktails available onboard, followed by a swim. The last stop on the itinerary is Pserimos Island, where you can swim from the sandy beach or go exploring.
Swim in thermal spring
Therma Beach is a must visit while on Kos Island. It’s home to a natural spring that was discovered in 1934. The hot water comes from the mountains, flowing down to meet the sea, creating a pool for a unique natural spa experience. If you don’t have your own transport, it can mean frustrating taxi waits. A round trip minivan transfer is an ideal alternative for a hassle-free three-hour soak.
Day trip to Nisyros island
Enjoy a day out on the water, with the salty sea breeze, the Mediterranean sun and magnificent scenery. You’ll sail to the volcanic island of Misyros, which features Europe’s largest caldera, and head to the capital of Mandraki to shop and explore and wander on your own. Back on the boat you’ll be served a tasty lunch with free time afterwards to swim or sunbathe before returning to Kos.
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