Rhodes, Symi, Halki 8 days trekking
1st day: Arrivals
Arrival at Rhodes airport and transfer to the hotel.
2nd day: Visit of Monte Smith and the old town of Rhodes.
We start with the visit of the Monte Smith with the remains of the ancient temple of Apollo and the stadium. Afterwards we walk through the old city with its monuments from the medieval times, several mosques from the ottoman period and the old jewish quarter. In the Castello of the Grand Master we can enjoy the old mosaics mainly from the island of Kos. Return to the hotel and time for a swim before dinner.
3rd day: Castello of Faraklo-Lindos
The Thermes of Callithea beautifully restored bring us back to an atmosphere of the '30s.They were the scenery of many greek and international movies. On the way to the south of the island we stop for a picture of the Castello of Faraklo and we visit the byzantine church of Asklipio with its magnificent wall paintings. Lunch and possibility for a swim. On returning to Rhodes we visit the acropolis of Lindos the most visited archeological site of the island and we can stroll through the traditional village with the small narrow streets and all the shops and cafes.
4th day: Filerimos-Kameiros
From the hill of Filerimos we enjoy the view over the northern part of Rhodes. The acropolis and the city of Kameiros with its houses and its temples bring us back to the antiquity. Before we have a lunch break and a swim in the clear water we can climb up to the Fortress of Cretenia. Our visit of the western coast of the island finishes with the fortress of Monolithos from where - by clear sky and good weather - we can admire the incredible richness of the greek island archipelagos. On the way back to the hotel we have the oppurtunity to see the differences of the rhodian landscape from the extreme dry areas to the green forests. What a fantastic combination on one island!
5th day: Symi-monastery of Panormitis
Boat trip to Symi island once famous for its sponges! The boat will take us from Rhodes harbour over to Symi where we can spend the day. We can walk up to the castle of the knights ( 1 hour +100m/-100m ) and coming back into the main town we can visit the monastery of Panormitis one of the most visited places on the island. Enjoy a nice lunch break and then we return by boat to Rhodes.
6th day: Seven Springs
Rhodes is famous for the unique species of butterflies in a valley south of the town and with this we start our last day on the island. We continue through villages towards the second highest mountain and in a restored chateau of the italian occupation we can enjoy a cup of coffee before we continue for the last stop by the Seven Springs, where in the shade of trees accompanied by the sound of the running water we can relax and enjoy our farewell lunch. Return to the town in the afternoon and we have the rest of the day free to enjoy our last day on the island.
7th day: Boat trip to Halki, a paradise island near Rhodes.
We will spend all the day exploring the island and back in the evening by boat. Small walks inside the calderimi roads and swim in the crystal clear waters.
8th day: Departures
Transfer to the airport for the flight home.
Insurance: Limited insurance is held by the operator. The client acknowledges and accepts that there may be no policy covering the Company’s liability to its clients for death, injury, damage or loss occurring anywhere in the world. The client also specifically acknowledges that with respect to passenger accident liability cover this cover may be very limited or may not exist at all. The client acknowledges that the company has taken reasonable steps in safeguarding its liability. Although the Company does hold various insurances this booking condition states that the client must assume he/she is not covered by any Company insurance policy, including all liability insurance, for death, injury, damage or any other loss.
Period: On Request Basis from April to October.
Transportation: We travel by our own mini-bus, which leaves us to walk and continues, with our baggage, to the next place where we will stay for the night.
Accommodation: Hotels in the cities, village pensions throughout the trip (all with private facilities).
The trip prices are based on double occupancy.
Food: Every morning we have breakfast in the hotels, picnic lunch en route and a dinner at local tavern. (Vegetarians are welcome on the trips)
Price per person: 1.260,00€
Group Size: minimum 4 participants.
Difficulty Level: Hike (1)
Easy hikes with a maximum of 3-4 hours walk.