- Medieval Rhodes Town
Founded in 408 BC, beautiful Rhodes has a fascinating history and is reputed to be Europe's oldest inhabited medieval town. Its ramparts were constructed by the Knights of St John, who ruled the island for two hundred years.
- Small and perfectly-formed Symi
Beyond the bustling harbour, popularly regarded as the most beautiful in Greece, the island is a peaceful haven, with a hilly interior and a coastline dotted with pretty bays, many accessible only by water taxi.
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Discover Rhodes, Leros and UNESCO-listed Symi on this all-inclusive tour
Start and end your holiday on the largest of the Dodecanese islands – Rhodes – one time home of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. In between you'll sail the sparkling Aegean by catamaran to the small and unspoilt islands of Leros and Symi to relax, explore and soak up some sun.
14 nights in hotels
41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
Free bar at each hotel open from 10 to 12 hours a day
- Optional travel insurance provided by Cigna Insurance Services (Europe) Limited and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50's, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
- Return flights and transfers
- Saga tour manager
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage at all hotels and on all ferry and catamaran journeys
- Rhodes town visit
- Leros island tour
- Symi island tour
- Rhodes panoramic tour
- Scenic inter-island crossings
Use of audio headsets on selected guided tours
Day 1 UK to Rhodes
Fly to the island of Rhodes and stay four nights at the locally rated 4-star Sun Beach Resort (4Q), with a superb location directly on the beach of Ialyssos, just eight kilometres from Rhodes Town. D
Day 2 Rhodes town
Rhodes Town was founded in 408 BC and has a fascinating history, which you can discover on an included excursion today. B, L, D.
This evening perhaps join an optional walking tour of medieval Rhodes with dinner in a traditional tavern accompanied by live acoustic music. Street lanterns will light up the way as you stroll through the Jewish quarter and charming Byzantine alleys.
Day 3 At leisure
The day is yours to explore at your leisure. B, L, D.
This picturesque village encircles a small hill which is topped by an Acropolis dating from the second century. Your guide will lead you through the charming narrow streets up towards these Hellenistic remains, from where you'll also be rewarded with views of the beautiful bay. Later, there will be a short stop in the traditional village of Archangelos.
Day 4 At leisure
Choose to relax on the resort's own private beach, or perhaps explore more of the island. B, L, D.
Travel inland through beautiful landscapes to see some of the island's traditional villages and the rural way of life within them.
Day 5 Rhodes to Leros
After breakfast travel by catamaran across the Aegean Sea to the unspoilt island of Leros, where you spend the next three nights at the locally rated 4-star Crithoni's Paradise (2Q). Facilities include a restaurant, bar, gym and sauna. B, L, D.
Day 6 Leros island tour
The unspoilt island of Leros is characterised by an indented coastline, lush landscapes and protected harbours. A full-day included tour highlights some of its historic sights including the Franco Byzantine Fort and Byzantine Castle on Mount Kasteli. B, L, D
Day 7 Leros
Spend the day at leisure amid your tranquil surroundings. B, L, D.
Day 8 Leros to Symi
This morning you'll travel to Symi, where you spend the next four nights at the locally rated 3-star Pedi Beach Hotel (2Q) which overlooks tranquil Pedi Bay. B, L, D.
Day 9 Symi island tour
Today's included boat trip uncovers Symi's heritage which has barely been touched by modernisation. B, L, D.
Day 10 - 11 Symi
Spend the next two days at leisure. Perhaps explore Yialos Harbour with its varied range of cafes and restaurants. B, L, D.
Day 12 Symi to Rhodes
Sail back to Rhodes by catamaran where you spend your final three nights back at the locally rated 4-star Sun Beach Resort (4Q). B, L, D.
Day 13 Rhodes panoramic tour
Visit Mandraki Harbour during an included scenic tour of the island today. You’ll also see the stunning Italianate gardens at Rodini Park and the spa area of Kalithea. A farewell dinner is included this evening. B, L, D
Day 14 Rhodes
Today you can explore the medieval Old Town independently or perhaps join an optional excursion to Butterfly Valley and Filérimos. B, L, D
On this optional full-day excursion, drive to the hill of Filérimos, now covered with pines and occupied by a monastery and castle. Then continue to Petaloúdhes, the beautiful ‘Valley of the Butterflies’, where millions of Jersey Tiger moths breed annually between June and September.
Day 15 Rhodes to UK
Travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B