Full day bus tour with highlights of Rhodes island

Rhodes Highlights: experience Greek culture and history during this guided day tour with a stopover in Profitis Ilias, at the Venetian Castle of Kritinia and visit the thermal springs of Kalithea. Comfortable bus tour with route along the west coast and transfer from the north.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 8 hours
  • Languages: English
  • Transfer: from the north between Kremasti and Kolympia
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Rhodes: full day island tour with lots of highlights

Unforgettable day trip at Rhodes with many impressions of Greek culture and history and some of the main attractions of the island.

Price overview

  • Full day bus tour Rhodos Highlights (8h) - per person (age 12+)45.-€
  • Full day bus tour Rhodos Highlights (8h) - per child (ages 3-11)22.50€
  • Full day bus tour Rhodos Highlights (8h) - per infant (ages 0-2)0.-€
A journey through time on Rhodes with many attractions

Booking option: Best of Rhodes: day trip by bus starting in the north

Traditional villages, beautiful beaches, historical monuments: in one day you will get to know some of the most important sights of Rhodes. The island tour starts in the north and includes pick up for guests between Kremasti and Kolympia. In an air-conditioned bus we set off to discover the beauty of the island. The first stop welcomes us with a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea: we visit the venetian castle of Kritinia, a magnificent 16th century building on a hill. In the small village of Embona we visit a winery and take part in an olive oil tasting.

Afterwards we drive to Profitis Ilias, the Italian settlement below the same named mountain was built in 1929 amidst a forest of pines, cedars and oaks. An ideal stop for photos or coffee. We also want to take a closer look at the Byzantine church in Fountouklis on the island tour. A photo stop in Saint Nektarios is also planned. There is a huge plane tree there, for which it needs at least 3 adults to cover the trunk. In a Greek taverna you can enjoy a lunch break (food not included). A last relaxing stop will take us to the springs of Kalithea, a majestic place known since ancient times for its thermal springs. There we can swim and enjoy a drink before returning to the north of the island.

Overview

  • Duration: ~ 8 hours
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Days: Thursday, Sunday
  • Months: 6th of April - 26th of October
  • Languages: English
  • Pick-up included in the price from: Rhodes City, Faliraki, Colymbia, Kallithea, Kremasti, Lalysos, Afandou

Included

  • Transfer, professional guide, insurance, air-conditioned bus
Important information

Please bring along:

Passport, sunglasses, sun blocker, snacks, suitable clothing, hat, backpack, camera, Water

Detailed description

Big island tour Rhodes with transfer from the north

Rhodes is anything but a simple bathing island with beautiful beaches and rich nature in the countryside. Its long and varied history has made the island a rich setting, with important monuments and charming sights. We want to explore some of these highlights on the Rhodes Island Tour, let the local life have an effect on us and get intoxicated by the beauty of the coastal paths. Our guided day tour offers a lot of program and comfort. The transfer from the north is included. We pick you up at or near your hotel between Kremasti and Kolympia and set off to discover the highlights of Rhodes.

The bus tour takes you through traditional villages and to beautiful beaches. We stop at the Venetian castle of Kritinia, a magnificent 16th century building that sits on a hill far above the village of the same name. From this point we have a fantastic view of the Aegean Sea, the neighbouring island of Rhodes and across the landscape. We relax in Profitis Ilias, an Italian settlement in the middle of a forest of pine, cedar and oak trees. If you are interested in wine growing on Rhodes, you will not pass by the mountain village Embona. Here not only the largest winery of the island produces, but also small family businesses open their doors. Wine from the island is appreciated for its sometimes sweetish aroma, some grape varieties thrive better in the climatic conditions on the island than elsewhere. And you can taste that. In a cellar we will taste among other olive oils - these too have an unique aroma on the island.

Next stop is Fountouklis, a Byzantine church of Saint Nikolaos, built in the 14th century, which is just as fascinating as Saint Nektarios. This is certainly one of the most unusual destinations on Rhodes. But the giant plantane that grows here has taken a liking to the people. It takes the arm lengths of at least 3 adults to embrace the huge trunk - a charming photo motif. In a tavern we can enjoy Greek specialities for lunch (food not included).

Along the east coast, a real masterpiece of the island awaits you with the Thermes Kalithea. Already the Romans were cured here by the slightly sulphurous water. It was the Italians who turned the thermal springs into a sophisticated bathing landscape in oriental style - still one of the highlights of Rhodes today. The thermal baths of Kalithea are the last stop on our island tour of Rhodes. Here we will have a bath or a drink on the terrace before we start our journey home via the east coast and bring you back to your hotel.

Conditions

Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Rhodes: full day island tour with lots of highlights

Dr. P. Meyrbeer wrote on Oct 24, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

Greek history compact

If you really want to learn something about the country, people and history, you should do this tour. It was a little hectic for me sometimes. In some places I would have liked to stay longer ...

Griechische Geschichte kompakt

Wer wirklich etwas über Land, Leute und Geschichte erfahren möchte, sollte diese Tour machen. Mir war es manchmal ein wenig hektisch. An einigen Stellen hätte ich gerne länger verweilt...
Timothy wrote on Oct 8, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

Everything OK

You get a very good overview in one day and can decide which parts you might want to visit again separately and then a little longer.

Alles ok

Man bekommt an einem Tag einen ganz guten Überblick und kann sich entscheiden, welche Teile man vielleicht nochmal separat und dann etwas länger besuchen möchte.
Heidelinde wrote on Oct 3, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

A very nice trip.

I really enjoyed this day trip. The only drawback for me was that the manager only spoke English. It was good that my girlfriend was there, she knows English very well and interpreted for me.

Ein sehr schöner Ausflug.

Dieser Tagesausflug hat mir sehr gefallen. Einziges Manko war für mich, daß die Leiterin nur englisch sprach. Es war gut, daß meine Freundin dabei war, die kann ganz gut englisch und hat für mich gedolmetscht.
Anonym wrote on Oct 1, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

Super organized, but ...

We had an exciting day, the tour is organized professionally, you see a lot, learn a lot and the guides know what they're talking about. I have to deduct 1 star because the food didn't taste so good. Otherwise everything was great.

Super organisiert, aber...

Wir hatten einen aufregenden Tag, die Tour ist professionell organisiert, man sieht viel, lernt viel und die Guides wissen, wovon sie reden. 1 Stern muss ich aber abziehen, weil uns das Essen nicht so gut geschmeckt hat. Ansonsten alles top.
Maxime wrote on Sep 18, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Am thrilled!

It was my first time in Greece and I am completely satisfied with the organizer and this really fantastic island tour! TOP!

Bin begeistert!

Ich war zum ersten Mal in Griechenland und bin rundum zufrieden mit dem Veranstalter und dieser wirklich traumhaften Inselrundfahrt! TOP!
Lenny wrote on Aug 1, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Very comfortable!

The ride was very comfortable and the organizers went out of their way to make everything as pleasant as possible! It's really worth it!

Sehr komfortabel!

Die Fahrt war sehr komfortabel und die Veranstalter haben sich wirklich Mühe gegeben, uns alles so angenehm wie möglich zu machen! Es lohnt sich wirklich!
Pitter wrote on Jul 25, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Wine cellar was the best

I'm not a culture freak, but this tour was good. The highlight is the wine cellar. It was nice and cool and the wine was really delicious. And dat sach as a beer drinker!

Weinkeller war dat Beste

Bin ja nich son Kulturfreak, aber diese Tour war gut. Höhepunkt ist der Weinkeller. Da war es schön kühl und der Wein echt lecker. Und dat sach ich als Biertrinker!
Sunny wrote on Jul 12, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Greece, my favorite country!

Top organized, very friendly staff and a wonderful experience! Any time!

Griechenland , mein Lieblingsland!

Top organisiert, sehr freundliche Mitarbeiter und ein wunderschönes Erlebnis! Jederzeit wieder!
Tomi L wrote on Jul 10, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Top tour

we were picked up on time and saw a lot that day. We can highly recommend Rhodes and this tour. Everything well organized.

Top Tour

wir wurden pünktlich abgeholt und haben viel an dem Tag gesehen. Wir können Rhodos und diese Tour sehr empfehlen. Alles gut organisiert.

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