Rhodes and the Greek Southern Aegean by Bike and Boat

Marmaris to Bodrum or vice versa Guided 7 Nights / 8 Days

You will spend one week discovering the Dodecanese Islands in the Southern Aegean by bike and in a comfortable two-mast motorised sailing boat.

Let yourself be mesmerized by the many things these different islands offer: the exciting yet tranquil Rhodes, the towering vulcano crater in Nisyros or the charming simplicity of Symi.

 
Your beautiful boat will carry you to one of the prettiest ports of the island, giving you the opportunity to relax next to the sparkling waters and enjoy the pleasant sea breeze. During the bike tours your tour guide will point out the most interesting and idyllic spots of the islands.
 
Let yourself be transported back in time to personally experience the history that envelops the Aegean. Whether it be the stormy Poseidon, the Knights of St John, or the famous divers from Symi- they all left their mark on the islands in the form of myths and historical buildings for you to discover.

Your Journey

Day 1 Marmaris Arrival:

Optional airport transfer can be booked from Dalaman, Izmir or Bodrum Airports. Check in from 2pm, and after dinner aboard, enjoy an evening stroll through the city‘s labyrinth of winding streets. Overnight in Marmaris.

Day 2 Rhodes Island, (explore Rhodes town by bike):

You will enjoy a cruise to Rhodes Island where you can visit the old town of Rhodes, where 2400 years of history are waiting to be explored. A ride through the narrow lanes with its sensational buildings will give you unforgettable memories.

Day 3 Rhodes Island: Kolymbia – Lindos (37 km):

In the morning we our ship takes us to Kolymbia, from where you will cycle to Lindos through ancient olive groves. Lindos, a small idyllic town is towered over by the old walls of the medieval crusader castle and the remains of the ancient Acropolis. You will then be able to visit the impressive ruins, or enjoy some shopping in the cute labyrinth of streets, which wind their way around the township.

Day 4 Rhodes Island: Lindos – Plimmyri – Halki Island (35 km):

Start from Lindos cycling mostly along the coastline...Meet the boat at Plimiri and spend the afternoon cruising to Halki Island.,where we stay the night in the beautiful small harbour.

Day 5 Nissyros Island (30 km):

In the morning we cruise to the small port town of Mandraki on Nissyros Island. Today’s cycle tour is to Nikia - a village directly built at the edge of the crater. The volcano, and the white houses and the numerous mosaics made of pebble will amaze you. From here we cycle on to the crater with its steaming sulphur springs, and back to Mandraki.

Day 6 Symi Island: Panormitis – Symi town (25 km):

The boat cruises to Symi, where we anchor to relax or take a swim. After lunch we will visit the Byzantine monastery of Michalis Panormitis, and cycle to explore the other side of the island, with plenty of time to admire the panoramic views. Visit the town of Symi, with charming pastel-coloured buildings, and in the evening our tour guide will join us for a walk up the 500 stairs to the upper town of Symi... with breathtaking views along the way.

Day 7 Symi – Marmaris (10 km):

From Symi town our last cycle tour leads us to an idyllic bay, where a beautiful beach invites for a swim. Afterwards we sail back to Marmaris, where we have some time for a stroll through the lively harbour town before we meet for the last dinner.

Day 8 Tour ends in Marmaris:

Arrangements end after breakfast in Marmaris. For additional cost, transfers can be arranged to Dalaman Airport, Izmir or Bodrum Airports.

* Please note: Reverse Itinerary also operates from Bodrum to Marmaris on some departures.

Terrain

Moderate to energetic – Cycle tours from 20 to 35 kms per day on partly hilly/mountainous terrain, with mostly asphalted roads. Some extended climbs. Electric bikes can be requested on this tour.

Meals

Breakfast and 1 hot meal daily

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