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    Little-known Leros
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Jewels of the Aegean

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 ferry 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), approximately five miles from the airport.

Located in the resort of Ialyssos, the large and popular resort has two restaurants, two snack bars, entertainment venue, lounge bar, private beach, two outdoor pools, plus leisure pursuits such as tennis, table tennis, mini-golf, gym and archery. All guest rooms have a balcony or terrace, climate control, satellite television, mini fridge, hairdryer and bath with overhead shower. 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

Windmill line Mandraki port in Rhodes, Greece

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

The medieval walled town of Rhodes, Greece

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 ferry across the Aegean Sea (approximately four hours) to the unspoilt island of Leros (four hours).

Spend the next three nights at the 4-star Crithoni's Paradise (3Q). The hotel is located a short distance from the beach and facilities include a restaurant, bar, gym and sauna. All 132 air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a television, telephone, minibar (extra charge) and hairdryer. 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 Kastelli. 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 ferry to Symi (approximately three hours). Spend the next four nights at the 3-star Pedi Beach Hotel (2Q) which overlooks tranquil Pedi Bay.

This small and friendly hotel is set beside a pebble beach, sheltered by a small mountain. There is a dining room which serves buffet breakfasts, a bar, television lounge and restaurant. All 56 simple, but comfortable guest rooms have a balcony, air conditioning, television, radio, bath and shower. 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 six miles away, in fact.

Today you’ll travel from by boat along the east coastline of Symi island to the southern tip and then into the bay of Panormitis. Here we visit the 18th century monastery of Taxiarchis Michael Panaormitis, with a chance to visit the two museums.

The tour continues with a short cruise to the tiny islet of Sesklia where you'll enjoy a barbeque lunch on the beach and if you wish, a swim in the crystal clear water of the bay. 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 ferry (approximately one hour), and 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


Idyllic Lindos 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, which is perched on a cliff 300 metres above two small bays (entrance not included). En route back to your hotel there will be a brief stop in the traditional village of Archangelos.

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

Rural villages

Travel inland through beautiful landscapes to see some of the island's traditional villages, including Siana, Embonas and Appolana, and the rural way of life within them. Lunch is not included on this excursion.

Full day
Church of St Panteleimon in the village of Siana, Rhodes
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

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
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