THE ISLAND OF SYMI – After two hours of sailing, you will reach the island of Symi, the most picturesque of all the Dodecanese Islands. The first port of call is Panormitis where you will visit the monastery of Archangel Michael. This is the Island’s most important monastery and the second most important in the entire Dodecanese. The only monastery more important is that of St. John on the island of Patmos. The church at Panormitis has an all-gold icon of the Saint, a wealth of offerings, wall paintings and a wooden screen of first class After an hour’s visit the cruise continues to the main port of Symi called ‘Yalos.’ The quaint harbour and neo-classical houses built high on the mountain slopes, offer a magnificent view and a beautiful lasting impression. There is ample time for lunch in one of the many taverns along the waterfront, visit the many little shops or explore the area around the waterfront, before sailing back to Rhodes.
THE ISLAND OF KOS – After two hours of sailing, you will reach the island of Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. You will visit Asklepion, located 4 kilometers from town and the place where Hippocrates is said to have received his medical training prior to becoming the personal physician to the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. This excavated site has four levels, each one with its own historic period. You will then continue to the west side of the Old Town to visit the excavations of the ancient theatre, the Casa Romana and the Temple of Dionysos. The final visit is to the Plane Tree of Hippocrates, which according to legend was where Hippocrates taught his pupils the art of medicine. There is time for lunch and shopping before returning back to Rhodes.
LINDOS CRUISE – This two hour cruise to Lindos is along the east side of the Island offering some nice views along the way. At Lindos you are able to visit the Acropolis, the medieval village and the octagonal medieval church. Lindos has an excellent organized sandy beach with umbrellas, sun beds and chairs. In the village and along the beach you will find many restaurants and taverns offering good meals and hospitality. You will return to Rhodes late afternoon. This is a nice relaxing way to see Lindos ‘The Jewel of the Island.’
EAST COAST PLEASURE CRUISE – This cruise is along the east side of the Island with swimming stops at various beaches and lunch at a tavern on the sandy beach of Stegna Bay.This organized beach offers sun beds, umbrellas and a variety of water sports at reasonable rental. There are 2 volleyball courts available on the beach, at no extra cost. Enjoy this relaxing cruise and the friendly staff on board the boat.
THE TOWN OF MARMARIS IN TURKEY – The sailing time to Marmaris is 90 minutes. Enjoy a day in Turkey where you can spend your day in the covered ‘Grand Bazaar.’ The bazaar with its more than thousand little shops, offers wonderful shopping opportunities. Here you can shop and bargain to your heart’s content. Turkey is famous for its leather products, carpets, clothing and jewelry. In and around the bazaar there are many good restaurants where you are able to enjoy a sumptuous Turkish lunch. If shopping is not your thing, a short distance from Marmaris Town is the very popular sandy beach of Icmiler, where you can swim and enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants located along the beach.