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    Medieval Rhodes Town
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    Small and perfectly-formed Symi

Jewels of the Aegean

Greece and her islands

  • A departing plane Local flights
  • A glass of wine All Inclusive

Discover Rhodes, Leros and UNESCO-listed Symi

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.


Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed14 nights in hotels

Dinner plate41 meals: 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)

CocktailFree bar at each hotel open from 10 to 12 hours a day

PersonSaga tour manager


  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels and on all ferry and catamaran journeys

MapIncluded excursions and visits

  • Rhodes town visit
  • Leros island tour
  • Cruise around Symi island with BBQ lunch
  • Rhodes panoramic tour
  • Scenic inter-island crossings

HeadphonesUse of audio headsets on selected guided tours

Discover quintessential Greece

Take the chance to visit Lindos, the site of the major shrine on Rhodes in classical times. It has everything one might expect from a Greek island town: a stunning setting, picturesque white houses clustered around a bay, sun-bleached ruins and a crystal-clear sea. While here, perhaps climb up to the acropolis, perched on a cliff 300 metres above two small bays (entrance not included). Many movies have been filmed in this dramatic setting, including scenes from The Guns of Navarone. Later, make a brief stop in the traditional village of Archangelos, which is renowned for its production of ceramics.

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Day 1 UK-Rhodes

Sun Beach Resort

Fly to the island of Rhodes and stay four nights at the 4-star Sun Beach Resort (4Q), located near the beach of Ialyssos, just five miles from Rhodes Town. D

Day 2 Rhodes town

Old town of Rhodes

Rhodes Town was founded in 408 BC and has a fascinating history, which you can discover on an included excursion today.

Said to be the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe, many of the historic buildings in the old town were built in the 14th and 15th centuries, whilst the new town features much Italianate architecture. You'll see the mighty walls and grand gates which encircle the town, and stroll along the long, cobbled 'Street of the Knights' where, in the 16th century, knights and visiting dignitaries could find a home-from-home and speak their native language in the Inns of the Tongues. B, L, D

Day 3 Rhodes


Spend the day at leisure in Rhodes. An optional excursion heads along the coast to the picturesque ancient village of Lindos. B, L, D

Day 4 Rhodes

Ialysos, Rhodes

Spend another day at leisure in Rhodes. Alternatively, an optional trip ventures into the heart of Rhodes to reveal traditional village life. B, L, D

Day 5 Rhodes-Leros


After breakfast travel by catamaran across the Aegean Sea (four hours) to the unspoilt island of Leros, where you spend the next three nights at the 4-star Crithoni's Paradise (3Q), located a short distance from the beach. 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

Harbour of Ayia Marina, Leros

Spend the day at leisure amid your tranquil surroundings. B, L, D.

Day 8 Leros-Symi

Pedi Beach Hotel

This morning you'll travel by catamaran to Symi (three hours), where you spend the next four nights at the 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. See the sights of one of the smallest of the Dodecanese archipelago which lies very close to Turkey – just nine kilometres away, in fact.

Beyond the harbour, which is often bustling with day visitors, the island is a peaceful haven. Symi was once home to the world's largest sponge fishing fleet, and many of the opulent mansions are a vestige of this golden era at the turn of the 20th century. B, L, D

Day 10 - 11 Symi


Spend the next two days at leisure. Perhaps you might like to wander around the main town, known as both Yialos and Symi Town. Because of its elegant neoclassical buildings it's been architecturally protected since the 1970s. There is a local bus service around the island. Yialos Harbour offers a range of cafes and restaurants, where you might like to stop for a drink and watch the world go by… B, L, D

Day 12 Symi-Rhodes

Enjoy a catamaran trip

Sail back to Rhodes by catamaran (one hour) where you spend the final three nights of your holiday back at the 4-star Sun Beach Resort (4Q). B, L, D

Day 13 Rhodes panoramic tour

Rhodes harbour

Visit Mandraki Harbour during an included scenic tour of the island today.

When the Italians occupied the island from 1913-43 they built an elaborate spa in Kalithea, an area known for its thermal, therapeutic springs, along with various other Belle Epoch architecture. From here you’ll travel through scenery that may look familiar, as several movies have been filmed in this area, including scenes from the film ‘The Guns of Navarone’. On the cliffs above the town is the ancient acropolis of the city of Rhodes – now a park – where you will have the chance to explore ruins from the theatre, stadium and Temple of Apollo. B, L, D

Day 14 Rhodes

Hippocrates Square in historic Old Town of Rhodes

Today you can explore the medieval Old Town independently or perhaps join an optional excursion to Butterfly Valley and Filérimos. A farewell dinner is included this evening. B, L, D

Day 15 Rhodes to UK

Lindos sunset in Rhodes

Enjoy some time at leisure. Travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B

Butterfly Valley, Filerimos and Kameriros

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 Euplagia Quadripunctaria – or Jersey Tiger – moths breed annually between June and September. You also visit Kameiros, an entire city, now in ruins, considered to be the ‘Pompeii’ of Rhodes.

Full day
Jersey tiger moth
Rhodes Greece Europe
  • Optional on 14 nights itinerary

Rural villages

Travel inland through beautiful landscapes to see some of the island's traditional villages and the rural way of life within them.

Full day
The villages of Rhodes
Rhodes Greece Europe
  • Optional on 14 nights itinerary


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, renowned for the production of ceramics.

Half day
Lindos Rhodes Greece Europe
  • Optional on 14 nights itinerary

Medieval Rhodes by Lantern

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.

See Rhodes at night
Rhodes Town Rhodes Dodecanese South Aegean Greece Europe
  • Optional on 14 nights itinerary
Jewels of the Aegean

Greece and her islands