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Discovering the Beauty of the Dodecanese Islands on a Luxury Cruise

Church St. Nicholas in Rhodes

Would you like to take a different vacation in the summer of 2023? Or would you want to see different destinations on your holiday without being fixed in one place? If so, you should definitely take a look at the Dodecanese Islands tours.

Symi
Symi

A cruise to Rhodes, Symi, Tilos and Chalki is the ideal choice for a different and special holiday experience in 2023, with crystal-clear seas, breathtaking landscapes and fascinating cultures.

Day 1: Boarding in Rhodes Harbour

Rhodes Street
Rhodes Street

Arrive at Rhodes New Marina after 16:00 to begin your adventure. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay on board.

Day 2: Rhodes – Nanou Bay – Symi

Nanou Bay in Dedecanese Islands
Nanou Bay

After formalities and fueling up, we set sail for Symi, one of the most beautiful little islands in Greece. We’ll spend the day swimming in the clear waters of Nanou Bay before cruising to Symi port. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the fairy-tale-like Greek village. You’ll have the option to dine ashor but your dinner will be served on board.

Day 3: Symi – St George Bay – Panormitis/Pedi

Panormitis in Dodecanese Islands
Panormitis

After breakfast, we leave Symi port and stop for lunch, swimming and relaxation in St George Bay or one of the other beautiful bays. We’ll then cruise towards Panormitis where you can visit the Monastery of the Archangel Michael Panormitis, a Greek Orthodox monastery built in the early 18th century. Dinner and overnight stay on board.

Day 4: Symi – Akrogiali Bay – Tilos

Tilos in Dodecanese Islands
Tilos

We’ll cruise towards Tilos after breakfast, surrounded by high and rocky mountains, steep coasts and beaches with transparent waters and caves. Spend the day at Akrogiali Bay before entering Tilos harbour in the late afternoon to stretch your legs and explore the little town.

Day 5: Tilos – Trakhia Bay – Chalki port

Chalki in Dodecanese Islands
Chalki

Today, we’ll cruise to the beautiful island of Chalki, famous for its crystal beaches. We’ll enjoy the day at Trakhia Bay or one of the other stunning bays. In the late afternoon, we’ll cruise to Nimporio the only village and main port of the island, lined with cafeterias and taverns. Dinner and overnight stay on board.

Day 6: Chalki Port – Anthony Quinn Bay – Kalithea Beach

Anthony Quinn Bay
Anthony Quinn Bay
Kalithea Beach
Kalithea Beach

After an early start we’ll cruise to Rhodes Island, stopping at Anthony Quinn Bay for breakfast (depending on weather conditions). Spend the rest of the day at Kalithea Beach before dinner and an overnight stay on board.

Day 7: Kalithea Beach – Rhodes Port

church St. Nicholas in Rhodes
Rhodes

In the morning, we’ll make our way back to the New Marina in Rhodes for a free day to explore the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site of the medieval town. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay on board.

Day 8: Rhodes Disembarkation

Rhodes Old Town
Rhodes Old Town

Savor your last Mediterranean breakfast on board before disembarking in Rhodes at 09:00.

In conclusion, the Dodecanese Islands offer an unforgettable luxury cruise experience. With stunning scenery, crystal-clear waters, and fascinating culture, this is the perfect destination to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Important Note:

It’s important to note that the cruise itineraries provided are only meant as a general guide. The tours are subject to change due to factors such as bad weather or sea conditions, force majeure, or changes in local legislation without prior notice. Additionally, certain stops may be visited on a different day than originally scheduled or even canceled.

The Captain is responsible for all passengers and crew onboard and has the right to change the program if necessary.

On the first night, we will spend the night at Rhodes New Marina. The next morning, the Captain and V-GO staff will organize all necessary formalities and fuel before we start cruising, usually between 10:00-13:00, depending on how busy it is at the port authorities and fuel office.

On day 7 we will arrive back at Rhodes port between 09:00-10:00 for a free day and our last night on the boat.

If you wish to visit the Old Town, beaches or villages on Rhodes Island, you can request a taxi at the reception located at the entrance of the New Marina. Walking to the Old Town takes approximately 20 minutes.

Please inform us if you have any special wishes, dietary requirements, or allergies. All tours will be operated by legally licensed vessels under the Greek flag and will be fully compliant with International Conventions for the Safety of Life at Sea.