Day 1:Welcome to Rhodes! Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your private driver to be taken to your hotel. Enjoy your visit to Rhodes - this beautiful "Island of Roses" has a rich and varied history. The crusading Knights of St. John left the magnificent medieval castle behind when they were defeated by Sultan Suleman the Magnificent. Turkey occupied Rhodes for almost 400 years leaving mosques, minarets and a Turkish bath to mark their presence. Stroll through the quaint medieval castle’s winding streets ending in beautiful squares! Outside the medieval walls is the Mandraki where you can enjoy lunch, dinner or coffee by the port lined with gorgeous yachts and people watch! Rhodes is also known for its beautiful beaches and turquoise sea! . Approximately 1 hour from the main town, on a hill above the charming town of Lindos, rises an ancient acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athena. Below lies the Bay of St. Paul where the Apostle landed during his voyages.
Day 2 & 3:Enjoy your days at leisure to explore Rhodes. There are optional tours to enjoy while on the island.
Day 4:After breakfast, meet your driver in the hotel lobby to be taken to the pier for your ferry ride to Nisyros. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your driver and taken to your hotel. Welcome to Nisyros, a volcanic Greek island whose volcano is still active! It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos. Formed from volcano eruptions, Nisyros is a place of wild beauty. According to mythology, during the period of the Gigantomachy (War of the Giants) Poseidon (the God of the sea) plucked a rock from Kos and in anger threw it at the giant Polyvotis with the intention of killing him. This rock, which crushed the giant, became Nisyros, and the half-dead giant shakes the earth every now and then with his groans, thus awakening the volcano. Mandraki is the capital and harbor of the island, with its white houses built below the imposing rock where the Monastery of the Panagia Spiliani stands. The small mountain village of Nikia overlooks the active volcano is very much a traditional Greek town. The sea side village of Palli is built around a charming small port and is known for its beach. A visit to the volcano with a climb down into the crater is a must!
Day 5 & 6:Enjoy your days at leisure to explore Nisyros.
Day 7:After breakfast, meet your private driver in the hotel lobby for your transfer to the ferry to Kos. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your driver and taken to your hotel. Welcome to Kos! The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Kos town. It is the main port and cultural center with whitewashed buildings including many hotels, restaurants and a small number of nightclubs. The town has a 14th century fortress at the entrance to its harbor, erected in 1315 by The Knights of Saint John of Rhodes. Also visit the Tree of Hippocrates, under which, according to the legend, Hippocrates of Kos, the ancient Greek "Father" of Medicine”, taught his pupils the art of medicine. It is his Hippocrates Oath that doctors take even up to today. You may also visit Bodrum, Turkey which is only 2.5 miles away.
Day 8 & 9:Enjoy your days at leisure to explore Kos.
Day 10:After breakfast, meet your private driver in the hotel lobby to be taken to the airport for your flight to Athens to connect to your international flight.
3 nights accommodation at your choice of hotel in Rhodes
3 nights’ accommodation at your choice of hotel in Nysiros
3 nights’ accommodations at your choice of hotel in Kos
Ferry from Rhodes to Nysiros
Ferry from Nysiros to Kos
Airfare from Athens to Rhodes
Airfare from Kos to Athens
All hotel taxes and service fees
This is a suggested itinerary and can be customized according to your expectations and budget.
Islands can be reversed.
A 3-night stay is recommended on each island. Additional nights can be added or deleted.
Pre Post AthensOverview:
This is an optional extension to add onto your trip.