2-Day Private Tour of Rhodes and Symi Islands with Wine Tasting Experience
If you want to get the most and the best of Rhodes, enjoy local wine, honey, and olive oil tasting, have a cruise to Symi - one of the most beautiful Greek islands including swimming and snorkeling in the amazing turquoise blue water of famous St. George bay this splendid 2-day private tour is for you! During the tour, you will visit Seven Springs, Monolithos, Kritinia & Embonas. You will be able to take pictures of Lindos Acropolis and village, explore cozy multicolored Symi island, visit St. Panormitis Monastery and enjoy the renowned specialty of local cuisine Symi shrimps. This is undoubtedly the top-notch tour!
- Pick up
- Kritinia Castle
If you want to find the place where fascinating history meets breathtaking beauty and dive into the charm of the Greek village, this place is for you. The castle of Kritinia is built on 131 m hill above the village. The original settlement with the name Kritinia was founded by the few families who escaped from Crete when it was taken by the Turks. Hence, the name of the place – Kritinia means New Crete. Initially the village was on the coast but had to be moved to the hill because of the constant threat from the pirates.
Wineries near Embonas village are famous for producing the best wine in Greece. The village itself is incredible, being inland and relatively far from the big cities it is almost untouched and unspoiled by the tourism. Some inhabitants of the village still wear their traditional costumes and preserve local folklore. The houses are also brilliant examples of typical rural Greek architecture. All this looks like the decoration for a movie, but it is not, it is real! Enjoy wine, honey, olive oil tasting.
- Lindos village
Lindos is one of the most impressive archaeological sites not only in Greece but also in the world. It has traces of different civilizations. Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine traditions blend here with the Medieval heritage of knights of the Order of Saint John. The visit to Lindos is like time travel via centuries and civilizations! If you go there, you will be delighted not only by the history but also by divine beauty. Take your time strolling lovely narrow streets of the village abundantly decorated with flowers, fruit trees, oriental tiles and small fountains. You will be impressed by incredible view of the harbours. The Acropolis of Lindos is on top of 116m cliff. For the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Knights of St John and Turks it was a wonderful strategic position. You can walk up the stairs and visit it or explore the village and its cosy bays
- Monastery Tsambika (Pass By)
Panagia Tsambika (Virgin Mary Tsambika) is now visited by thousands and thousands of couples from all around the world each year (both Greek and non-Greek) who have struggled to conceive or who wish to have their baby or child blessed for one reason or another.
- Epta Piges
To fall in love with Rhodes once and forever you must visit this absolutely charming place - the Seven Springs or in Greek Epta Piges. It is only 27 km from the Town of Rhodes, but somehow you feel here far from loud civilization. Surrounded by tall pine trees of the Seven Springs with their cool, transparent water attract not only people tired from the hot weather and unpredictable stock exchange market but also local ducks and peacocks. From magical Seven Springs stroll dawn to the beautiful man-made lake. An artist who was long asleep inside you will be inevitably waken up by the picturesque landscapes around. To complete the experience, you may swim in refreshing crystalline waters of the lake. If you feel ready for the adventure, instead of taking a walking path to the lake, you can go through a 186 m long tunnel brings water from the Seven Springs to the lake. It was built in 1931 by the Italians.
- Transfer Back
Day 2 (Guide Services not included)
- Pick up
- Mandraki Harbour
After meeting, we will approach to Mandraki Harbour of Rhodes Town and embark one of our comfortable boats for an enjoyable cruise to famous Symi Island.
- Saint George Bay
This is one of the most beautiful bays in the world with an amazing beach accessible only by boat. You can swim in and admire the beautiful turquoise blue water. We will stay enough time for swimming and snorkeling. Snorkeling equipment is available free of any charge.
Ochre, salmon, red, blue, turquoise, grey… The stately neoclassical buildings at Symi’s port, Gialos, preserve the color and glamour of the island’s glorious past. A place that looks as if it was taken straight from the pages of an old book, its many sights and attractions include the Timiou Prodromou Monastery (founded in 1838), old Customs House, Fish Market, stone bridge, statue of a young fisherman, Clock Tower (built in 1881) and the old boatyard in Harani, Monastery of Taxiarchis Michael Panormitis Famous for its miracles, Panormitis is a major pilgrimage site. Devotees queue to get into this monastery, which seems to exude its own mystical energy and has existed since the 15th century. The icon of the Archangel Michael (the patron saint) is considered miraculous.
- Transfer Back
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Level of activity:
Easy: You should expect only enjoyable easy walking without required climbing, jumping or running. Nevertheless, you may need to make a few steps.
Moderate: You should be prepared for a fair amount of walking with going up and down the steps. Sometimes you will need to deal with uneven surfaces like medieval cobblestones.
Intensive: You should be ready for a large amount of walking and/or climbing. We expect you not to be afraid of unpaved and uneven surfaces. Booking this type of tour, be ready for an adventure!