Island of Rhodes destination guide
The Island of Rhodes is an essential and exciting island for nautical tourism. For the reason that has over 2600 years of history, breathtaking natural beauty and a great variety of landscapes. Not to forget, some of the most beautiful crystal clear beaches in Greece. Rhodes island successfully combines a lively present with a rich historical past.
If you decide to sail South Dodecanese islands most probably, the island of Rhodes will be one of your destinations. Therefore you can spend here a day or even overnight. The island is the biggest in Dodecanese archipelagos; measures 80 by 35 kilometres, and is located 18 km (11 miles) from the coast of Turkey. The main port on the island, Rhodes town (greek Rodos) is also the tourist and cultural centre of the island.
For the reason that limited gulets are available for boarding on Rhodes, it will be easier to start your cruise in Turkey. Most of the gulets are Turkish flagged, so they are coming to the island of Rhodes from nearby Turkish ports.
If you are coming to Rhodes from a Bodrum or Marmaris port, you will be entering from another country. Therefore on arrival to the harbour, your gulet will first complete customs formalities and after you are free to discover the island.
When visiting Rhodes by gulets
Island of Rhodes being a big island does not offer many many possibilities for gulets to anchor in the bays. South of the marina are located most of the beaches. This bays are quite far for a short swimming breaks. Consequently, if you visit the island of Rhodes for one day only is impossible to cruise also the bays. Usually, all gulets are entering the new marina where they stay all day, and the clients are free to discover the island on their own. If you prefer to include in your gulet cruise more swimming from the boat then sightseeing maybe you should avoid Rhodes on your gulet cruise and visit the island as the separate holiday.
Things to visit in one day on the island of Rhodes:
- Rhodes old town city with its narrow streets is perfect for sightseeing and shopping. You can also have swimming on the famous Eli beach. This can be a good plan if you do not want to go too far from the marina or you have limited time. The Old Town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Lindos village located at the south of the island is also a gem. Lindos is known for its historic small houses, whitewashed and sit beautifully on the hillside making it one of the most beautiful places on the island. Here you can climb up to the ruins of Acropolis. But also have a break on beautiful beaches and capturing incredible panoramic photos of this historic town.
- Butterflies valley and 7 spings is a nice half-day excursion in Rhodes inland. Butterflies valley, is known as a summer residence in Rhodes for millions of butterflies during the summer months from June to September. Seven Springs offers a fresh, magical landscape, a real oasis, even in the heat of high summer. With its natural springs is a charming retreat in the most lavish of Mediterranean greens.
Your gulet will be docket in Rhodes New Marina that is located about 4 km away from Medieval town. You can reach the old city by foot or by taxi. We can organise private custom-tailored shore excursions service. You can also choose from a number of our tours where we will take you to the best historic and cultural spots. You can add or delete pieces of the itinerary as you wish. If you like, you can extend your half day excursion and add lunchtime at a seaside village, right on the water’s edge, or at a traditional local tavern and taste the Rhodian cuisine and our excellent local wines.