Rhodes - 7 nights

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Island of Rhodes

Follow the moves of the Grand Masters to discover the Greek, Crusader and Ottoman treasures in Rhodes Old Town and Lindos, also visiting the island of Symi

For a combination of exploration and relaxation, the town of Rhodes offers the best of both worlds, being a UNESCO World Heritage site with a fascinating history, within walking distance of the port and beaches, offering a wide range of restaurants and bars. This arrangement minimises the need for local road transportation and explores mainly by boat or on foot.

An important economic centre in ancient times the port of Rhodes was the site of one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Ancient World’, the Colossus of Rhodes. Once part of the Roman and Byzantine empires its invaders included Alexander and the Persians.

Most famous were the Knights of St. John, who arrived from the Holy Land in 1310, staying until the Ottoman siege, when they moved to Malta. Their medieval citadel, one of the finest in existence, forms the Old Town of Rhodes. The Street of the Knights, lined with Inns of the Tongues, leads to the imposing Palace of the Grand Masters. The Knights were evicted in 1519 by Suleiman the Magnificent, who introduced Ottoman architecture. The library of Ahmet Havuz chronicles the siege of Rhodes with a rare collection of 15th century manuscripts. Byzantine influence is revealed in the Byzantine museum, Rhodian folk art at the Decorative Arts Museum and ancient history at the Archaeological museum.

Lindos, an attractive port on the southern side of the island is now a national landmark. The dramatically sited Acropolis contains the ancient Temple of Lindian Athena and fortifications of the Knights of St. John.

Another of the Dodecanese islands, Symi has changed little since it was one of the richest of the Dodecanese in the 17th century.

Key Features

Cultural Tour
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Improved Hotel & Itinerary
UNESCO: City of Rhodes
Local Expert Guides
New Central Hotel Option
Group Size: 8 – 25

Day 1 Fly to Rhodes and transfer to your chosen hotel for seven nights.

Day 2 An afternoon walking tour of Rhodes old town including the Street of the Knights, Palace of the Grand Masters and its exhibitions on Rhodes in Ancient times and during the era of the Knights of St. John and the Ottomans. (B)

Day 3 Discover the varied heritage of Rhodes town and surroundings with visits to the Rhodes Acropolis on Monte Smith (named after the British Admiral Sydney Smith), the Commonwealth War Cemetery and Kallithea Springs. A second walking tour of Rhodes Old Town visits the 18th century library of Ahmet Havuz and the Decorative Arts museum with costumes, Lindian tiles and plates, as well as the frescoes and icons of the fascinating Byzantine museum, originally a 12th century church, then a mosque and now a museum. (B)

Day 4 An afternoon to the village of Lindos to visit its village and the clifftop Acropolis from the 4th century BC, one of the most sacred sites of the ancient world, reputedly visited by Alexander the Great, Helen of Troy and Hercules. (B)

Day 5 Free day to relax on the beach, stroll along the waterfront or explore historic Rhodes. Perhaps take a local bus into the countryside or enjoy a boat ride. (B)

Day 6 A full-day tour by boat to the nearby island of Symi, visiting the beautiful harbour of Symi town and Panormitis Monastery, dedicated to Archangel Michael with many treasures and icons. (B)

Day 7 Drive through the hills of Rhodes to the church of Moni Filerimos. Visit ancient Kameiros, one of Rhodes’ thee original Doric cities and view the nearby crusader castle of Kritinia. At a traditional village enjoy a Mezze lunch with local wine. (B, L)

Day 8 Return flight to London Gatwick. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


per person in a twin/double room
Rhodes Bay Hotel
easyJet from Gatwick

Date Price
September 7 £1725
September 21 £1615
October 5 £1445


per person in a twin/double room
Rhodes Bay Hotel
easyJet from Gatwick

Date Price
May 10 £1395
May 24 £1495
June 7 £1525
September 6 £1585
September 20 £1575
October 4 £1425

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £195
(Jun/Oct 2022 £220; Sep 2022 £250; Jun/Oct 2023 £225; Sep 2023 £265)

Accommodation Upgrades

Rhodes Bay Hotel
Sea view £85
Single supplement £335
(Jun £365; Sep £385; Oct £335)
Half board £175

Rodos Park Suites & Spa £120
Single supplement £545 (Oct 2022 £425; May/Oct 2023 £445; Jun/Sep 2023 £565)
Half board £245 (2023 £265)

Flight Options

easyJet from Luton, Bristol, Liverpool – nil
British Airways from Heathrow (not available May 10 2023) - £50 (May £125)

Extension Options

Extra nights – Rhodes
Rhodes Bay Hotel
(per night) £60 (Jun £75)
Single supplement £25 (Jun £35)
Sea view supplement £15
Sea view single supplement £55
Half board £30

Rodos Park Suites & Spa
(per night) £80 (May/Oct £60)
Single supplement £150 (May/Oct £120)
Half board £40

Independent Arrival

Save £300 
Arrival or departure transfer add £35

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, accommodation tax, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €4 per room per night.

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