Rhodes island Sea Cruises. Holidays in Rhodes can be made even more interesting and enjoyable
by a trip to the beautiful neighboring islands but also to the Turkish Riviera.
Rhodes island Sea Cruises will give you the opportunity to travel in the Aegean Sea that unfolds its beauty
and history, enjoy unique excursions and shop for excursions that will make your holiday on the island
of the Knights really unforgettable.
If you are looking for a vacation on the island of the Knights, it is definitely worth a visit to the cult of Symi,
12 nautical miles northwest of Rhodes.
Choose this day trip to Symi Island and discover one of the most beautiful islands
of not only the Dodecanese but also of the entire Aegean.
Arriving on the island, you are welcomed by the colorful traditional houses.
The evocative atmosphere, elegant architecture, long nautical history, and warm people
will make you feel part of this beautiful land from the first moment you step foot on the island.
(the upper settlement of Symi that stands at the top of the hill) and see closely
the Holy Monastery of Michael the Archangel in Panormitis.
The first image from the ship, as it approaches the port of Gialos, remains eternally engraved in the visitor’s memory. A painting of literally.
Colorful neoclassical hanging from the rocks and after the customs, the fish market,
the stone bridge, are the first one you see.
Most neoclassical houses have been restored, the colors are intense and many, but the whole is harmonious.
In fact, since 1971 Symi has been declared a preserved settlement and this has given it architectural homogeneity and color harmony.
The settlement you see is a part of Symi, as 500 steps above it begin the Village,
as they say, hidden behind the mountain and not visible from the port.
There you will see so much more Symi, well maintained, and just as beautiful.
Most traffic, naturally, is around the port.
There are cruise ships, yachts and boats on the line and there are restaurants, taverns,
and cafes around the island.
Walking into the harbor, you really do not miss out on the beauty around you,
with ocher and indigo dominating, with well-maintained tiled roofs, gables and courtyards with pebbles.
It is so close to Rhodes, that it even offers a one-day break for a few hours.
If you pilgrimage to Panormitis and take the road to Gialos by car, then you have seen most of the island.
If you even sit in a tavern and try out the famous local shrimp,
then along with the visit to Panormitis, you have done two
of the most important things that a visitor of Symi should do.
Symi has beautiful beaches, some accessible only by boat and others by dirt or asphalt. Pedi, Agios Georgios, Nanou, Marathounta, Toli are some of the locals and visitors that you should not miss.
The Symi Festival, which began in 1995 and is now established, with classical music concerts,
artistic Greek songs, dance performances, film screenings, paintings by Greek and foreign artists,
is another reason to visit the island.
For those who love hiking, the Symi-Panormitis route is magical.
You walk through cypress forest and pass through chapels, castles and 11 restored Byzantine stone presses,
which are truly impressive. In fact, from the Holy Trinity, you can see at the same time a part of Symi,
which is built around the port of Gialos and the backside, which descends from the top of the mountain
and reaches the Pedi.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a different getaway, opt for a one-day excursion to Marmaris.
Sailing from the tourist port of Rhodes within an hour you will find yourself in one
of the most charming towns on the southern coast of Turkey.
The combination of medieval and contemporary architecture, the colorful market with its enchanting aromas
and the opportunities for bargain shopping in the shops will instantly familiarize you with the oriental spirit
of the city.
The picturesque Marmaris of 90,000 inhabitants each year attracts 1,000,000 visitors to enjoy
the white sand beaches, turquoise waters, wonderful pine forests, seaside resorts, and nightlife.
Yachts and cruise ships go to the port and the five marinas, tourists walk the stone alleys
of the old town with shops, climb the castle built by Suleiman the Magnificent in 1522,
do leisurely sailing and water sports, while there are few who explore the surrounding villages with 4×4.