Rhodes, Symi & Kos Holiday Island Hopping Trip
Visit the beautiful islands of the Dodecanese, ideal for those who want to enjoy unspoiled landscapes and history.
Rhodes offers one of the most charismatic old towns in Greece, with a maze of cobbled streets surrounded by medieval walls, along with mountains and miles of beaches.
Symi is an unspoiled mountainous island with a serene atmosphere, home to the stunningly beautiful harbor town of Gialos.
Neratzia Castle, with four towers and a drawbridge is at the center of popular Kos which boasts nearly 200 miles of coastline with white sandy beaches.
- Private luxury transfers throughout the trip
- 3 Nights in Rhodes in a 5 star hotel with breakfast
- Pre-booked sea-transfer from Rhodes to Symi
- 2 Nights in Symi in a 4 star boutique hotel with breakfast
- Pre- booked sea - transfer from Symi to Kos
- 2 nights in Kos in a 5 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.
Romantic Tour to Monolithos
An ideal tour for couples, you’ll enjoy a number of interesting sights as you journey to Embonas village, popular for its wineries, for a wine tasting. Stop in the amphitheatrically built village of Sianna to sample its honey, considered the best in Rhodes before venturing to Monolithos Castle. Your final destination, it’s perfectly situated for watching a colorful sunset to cap off this romantic adventure.
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.
Symi island is a small, tranquil island in the Dodecanese islands, just 25 miles northwest of Rhodes. It is an ideal destination for those who love being in a peaceful atmosphere with breathtaking views and amazing architecture, hiking along the sea and a more authentic, traditional Greek island experience. When approaching the port, the traditional mansions that comes into view looks as if it is a paining, a view that is hard to take your eyes off of. Enjoy the multiple local restaurants serving delicious local food and taste Symi’s shrimps, a local delicacy.
Experiences in Symi
Monastery of Panormitis
Visit the amazing Monastery of Archangel Michael at Panormos, known also as Panormitis. You can get here by water taxi from the main bay or by car. It is a gorgeous bay with green blue waters where this monastery is situated. Admire this one of a kind Greek Orthodox Monastery with the artistic mosaic and the pebble stone made yards.
A ride around the island on Poseidon traditional boat is a must when in Symi. You will get to secluded beached such as Agios Nikolaos beach, Fokospilia, Seskli and Agios Georgios beach. Enjoy the seafood and the fish that are on offer during your trip!
The Bay and the Naval Museum
Visit the Naval museum of Symi which is situated at the bay. You will learn about the rich nautical history of the island, while you admire the rich collection of items such as diving gear and apparatus, plenty of old photographs and sponges.
Taste the local cuisine
Symi’s shrimps is one of the local delicacy. The local cuisine is authentic Greek and offers plenty of fresh fish and vegetables, as well as local sweets and aperitifs. Try them all! The Greek Mediterranean cuisine at its best!
Kos island is known as the island of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and it is famous for its long sand beaches, the affluent water springs, and its magnificent ancient Greek ruins.
Kos is part of the Dodecannese islands and the third largest island of this particular group of islands.
Experiences in Kos
Sunset Jeep Safari
The perfect way to discover the hidden beauty of Mount Dikaios, this off-road adventure travels in a Land Rover climbing over a thousand feet into the hills to bring you to some of the best views around. You’ll be able to gaze out at Turkey, Kalimnos, Nisiros and Kos, before cruising through the forest. The finale is an authentic Greek dinner on a rooftop with a panoramic sunset view.
Day Trip to Nisyros
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.
Cruise to Kalymnos and Pserimos
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.
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 roundtrip minivan transfer is an ideal alternative for a hassle-free three-hour soak.
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