Discover the best places in Rhodes and around on a boat trip. The Greek island is placed in a perfect location to visit other Greek islands such as Symi or even the Turkish Riviera.
Boat trips and sailing excursions from Rhodes are the perfect activities to spend a day outdoor, merging the spectacular landscapes, water activities and relaxing sunbathing. The sandy beaches and the blue water around Rhodes offer a fantastic scenario for your boat trip.
What are the best places to visit with a boat trip from Rhodes?
Boat trips to Lindos
Lindos is a charming village of white houses located about 55 kilometers from Rhodes City along the east coast of the island. Protected by the fortress-castle fortified by the Knights and on which stand the Acropolis and the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, Lindos is the most beautiful village in Rhodes. Surrounded by a beautiful bay to the north and a small beach to the south, Lidos is a very popular destination for boat trips in Rhodes. The two bays are basically two different beaches that share the same bay and they are equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas, taverns. Lindos has a history as well: it was one of the three cities that dominated the island during the archaic and classical times.
Boat trips to Symi island
Symi is one of the most beautiful and welcoming islands in the Dodecanese and is located north of Rhodes, near Turkey's southwestern coast. The city of Simi, which gives the island its name, is a thriving village with Italian neoclassical architecture that descends from the hills and reaches the crystalline waters of Port Gialos. Due to the location near Rhodes, Symi offers the perfect scenario for a one-day boat trip from Rhodes. Symi coastline is dotted by lovely bays with gravel beaches and extremely clean water.
Boat trips to Marmaris
Marmaris is a port town and tourist center in the Mugla province in southwestern Turkey. It is absolutely a paradise corner. The abundance of bays and coves of great beauty, archaeological sites, natural attractions and ports for boats are just some of the features that make Marmaris a paradise for tourists.
East coast of Rhodes
Rhodes' east coast is not often visited on boat tours, even if there are lovely bays and beaches. Kayak tours are the most common way to visit this side of the island. Take the chance to discover Anthony Quinn's Beach and Ladiko, including some unique caves and rock formations.
How much do Rhodes boat trips cost?
Boat trips from Rhodes are definitely affordable.
- Boat trips and sailing tours to Lindos start from €30, which is really a bargain for a boat excursion lasting 8 hours.
- Boat tours heading to Symi island are slightly more expensive, but still relatively cheap. You can jump on a boat tour for as low as €35.
- There are several offers for trips on cruises and yacht lasting a few hours. They can include lunch or dinner. The price range between €30 and €60.
- Renting a private yacht is far more expensive, but you will have the all boat for yourself. The price for a group of up to 8 people ranges between €500 and €2000. The price depends on the kind of boat and the duration of the trip.
How long does a boat trip from Rhodes take?
Most boat trips from Rhodes last a few hours up to a full day. The duration is long enough to visit more than one place, make some stops for swimming and snorkeling, or sunbathing on the beaches.
Where do Rhodes boat trips leave from?
Boat tours leave from the main port of Rhodes city. Since most destinations are located in the northern area of the island, there are no other ports of departure for boat trips. If you are staying in accommodation outside Rhodes city, note that the pickup is often included in the boat tour price. Make sure to read the description of the tour carefully.
When is the best time for a boat tour from Rhodes?
Rhodes, like most of the Greek islands, enjoy a warm Mediterranean climate. The summer can be hot, but there is often a sea breeze. Spring and Autumn are warm enough for a boat trip. Winter is the coldest season, even if the climate is mild. Therefore, boat trips are feasible in Spring, Summer and Autumn, from March to November approximately.