- Small and perfectly-formed Symi
One of the smallest of the Dodecanese archipelago, UNESCO protected Symi lies just nine kilometres from the Turkish coast.
- Island-hop by catamaran
According to Greek mythology, the Aegean Islands were formed when Zeus cast great rocks down from the summit of Mount Olympus into the sea.
- Little-known Leros
Chill out and drink in the spectacular views from the ruins of its Byzantine castle on Mount Kasteli.
- Rhodes Town
Founded in 408 BC, beautiful Rhodes has a fascinating history and is reputed to be Europe's oldest inhabited medieval town.
- Scrumptious island food
As you would expect, seafood is a speciality. Enjoy octopus, squid, scallops and mussels cooked in ouzo, as well as perfectly grilled fish dishes.
Tours Pace 2
Rhodes to the Aegean for solo travellers
Greece and her Islandsfrom £1,849 per person 14 1 Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
- Local flights
- Solo Travellers
- Small group 29 or less
- All Inclusive
Enjoy scenic catamaran journeys...
On this all-inclusive tour, exclusively for solo travellers, you'll 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 underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK
- Return flights and transfers
- Saga tour manager
- Porterage at all hotels and on all ferry and catamaran journeys
- Fast track security and airport lounge UK
- Welcome drink and dinner
- Drinks party
- Farewell dinner
- Meet and greet at the airport
- Social activities
Excursions and visits
- Rhodes town visit
- Symi island tour
- Leros island tour
- Rhodes panoramic tour
- Scenic inter-island crossings
After meeting your Solos Tour Manager at the airport, fly to the island of Rhodes and stay four nights at the locally rated 4-star Sun Beach Resort in the town of Ialyssos, just eight kilometres from Rhodes Town. The resort is spread across several buildings sharing common facilities. Tonight, look forward to a welcome dinner and drinks reception where you can get to know your fellow travellers. D
08/10/2020 Rhodes Town
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
An optional excursion takes a panoramic tour of Rhodes. B, L, D
10/10/2020 Rural villages
An optional trip ventures into the heart of Rhodes to reveal traditional village life. B, L, D
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. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, gym and sauna. B, L, D
12/10/2020 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
Spend the day at leisure amid your tranquil surroundings. B, L, D
14/10/2020 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 which overlooks tranquil Pedi Bay. B, L, D
15/10/2020 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
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
Sail back to Rhodes by catamaran where you spend the final three nights of your holiday back at the locally rated 4-star Sun Beach Resort. B, L, D
Perhaps join an optional excursion to Butterfly Valley and Filérimos. B, L, D
Today you can explore the medieval Old Town independently. This evening take a walking tour of medieval Rhodes with a farewell 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. B, L, D
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.
Optional on 14 nights itinerary
Travel inland through beautiful landscapes to see some of the island's traditional villages and the rural way of life within them.
Optional on 14 nights itinerary
Rhodes panoramic tour
Visit Mandraki Harbour during a scenic tour of the island. 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.
Optional on 14 nights itinerary