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Has anyone ever taken a boat trip around the island of Rhodes?

From what I've researched, there are a plethora of options, from luxurious yachts to quaint sailing boats, each promising an unforgettable journey across the Aegean Sea. 🌊

What I'm Looking For:

  • Recommendations for boat tour companies you trust.
  • Tips on hidden gems and must-see spots along the coastline or nearby islets.
  • Any advice on the best time of day or year for smooth sailing.
  • Insights on what to bring apart from the obvious (sunscreen, hat, camera—you get the drift).
Anything you can help me with is very much appreciated!
 
There is a boat trip to Kallithea spa with swim stops on the way. It departs from A small harbour not far from the tourist port. Its next to a boat selling sea shells. In the summer you can see its web camera operating live .
 
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There is a boat trip to Kallithea spa with swim stops on the way. It departs from A small harbour not far from the tourist port. Its next to a boat selling sea shells. In the summer you can see its web camera operating live .
This sounds divine, I always wanted to do something like this in Greece! There are therapeutic waters here, right? And it's a natural spring? The whole experience sounds fun. I don't have immediate plans to go to Rhodes, but this is definitely on my list.
 
Has anyone ever taken a boat trip in Rhodes?

From what I've researched, there are a plethora of options, from luxurious yachts to quaint sailing boats, each promising an unforgettable journey across the Aegean Sea. 🌊

What I'm Looking For:

  • Recommendations for boat tour companies you trust.
  • Tips on hidden gems and must-see spots along the coastline or nearby islets.
  • Any advice on the best time of day or year for smooth sailing.
  • Insights on what to bring apart from the obvious (sunscreen, hat, camera—you get the drift).
Anything you can help me with is very much appreciated!
Taking a boat trip in Rhodes is an excellent way to explore the stunning coastline and nearby islets while enjoying the beauty of the Aegean Sea. Here's some information and recommendations based on your queries:

1. Recommendations for reliable boat tour companies:

  • Some reputable boat tour companies include Rhodes Sea Lines, Mandraki Harbour Tours, and Sail the Blue Yachting. These companies offer various types of boat tours, from private yacht charters to group sailing excursions, catering to different preferences and budgets.
2. Tips on hidden gems and must-see spots along the coastline or nearby islets:

  • Hidden gems along the Rhodes coastline include Mavros Kavos, Hidden Beach in Stegna, and Lindos Beach, known for their crystal-clear waters and picturesque surroundings. Nearby islets worth visiting include Symi, known for its colorful neoclassical architecture, and Chalki, a tranquil island with charming villages.
3. Any advice on the best time of day or year for smooth sailing:

  • The best time for smooth sailing in Rhodes is during the summer months (June to August) when the weather is warm and the sea is calm. Mornings and late afternoons tend to have calmer seas, making them ideal for boat trips. However, it's essential to check weather forecasts and sea conditions before setting sail.
 

Valley of Butterflies in Rhodes?

I learned about this cool place on Rhdoes I want to see.

Valley of Butterflies is a sanctuary on Rhodes for severe; species of butterflies and is worth a visit. This natural haven is nestled in the middle of a winding stream and surrounded by rocky hills, flowers, and trees. The valley is home to abundant flora and fauna, including 150 different types of butterflies and moths such as the Jersey Tiger Moth, the Spotted Fritillary Butterfly, and the Painted Lady Butterfly.

The best time to visit this natural paradise is from late June to early September. During this period, the butterflies start their 5-day mating cycle, creating beautiful yellow-colored walls along the Rhodos stream. Visiting this place during this period gives you the chance to revel in the delightful colors and aroma of butterflies fluttering around your head.

I found this great video about it:


I don't know I fi will have a chance to go next year, but it really does look neat!

Traveling with a history buff to Rhodes

I am traveling with someone who lives history to Rhodes. Specifically, Medieval history (to the crusades).

I understand that Rhodes was a main player in this time period? Here are a few things on my list to visit. Did I miss anything?
  1. The Palace of the Grand Master: Standing majestically in the heart of Rhodes Old Town, this palace is one of the most striking reminders of the Knights' presence. It's said to be restored in the 20th century. I'm particularly interested in its history and the exhibitions hosted inside.
  2. Street of the Knights (Ippoton Street): Possibly one of the best-preserved medieval streets in the world. Walking down this street, lined with the inns once used by knights of different languages and origins, seems like a walk back in time. Any specific inns or details I should look out for?
  3. The Hospital of the Knights: Now housing the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, it seems like a place rich in history. I'm curious about the exhibitions there and any pieces that are a must-see.
  4. The Fortifications: The walls and gates around Rhodes Old Town are a testament to the knights' engineering prowess. Is there a particular section or gate that offers a unique perspective or history?
  5. Rodini Park: A bit off the beaten path in terms of knightly history, but I've read that it's one of the world's oldest parks and was appreciated even during the era of the knights. Any historical remnants here connected to the knights?

Best Historical Landmarks to See in Rhodes

I am working on planning a trip to Rhodes and am trying to prioritize which ones I should see. I've come up with a list. Did I miss anything? Realistically, I might only have time to see about 5 places, but I want more on the list than I can see so I can decide what seems the most interesting to me.

Here's what I have:
  1. Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
  2. Rhodes Old Town Walls
  3. Acropolis of Lindos
  4. Street of the Knights
  5. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
  6. Castle of Monolithos
  7. Kallithea Springs
  8. Ancient Kamiros
  9. Ancient Ialysos
  10. Ancient Kameiros

Have you been to the casino in Rhodes?

I would love to visit the casino in Rhodes! But I've never gambled in Greece, what is it like?

Traveling to Rhodes this Year?

I have a friend who was supposed to go to Rhodes this year as part of a cruise. This isn't until September. She saw about the fires and is freaking out a little bit. The cruise company hasn't been in touch yet.

Do you guys have any advice on what she should do, so I can pass it along to her? She's not online much so I thought I'd post this for her.
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