Enjoy a rustic tour of this lovely region
Cycle the Dodecanese Islands on a bike and boat tour
Discover the crystal clear Aegean seas
Enjoy the sunkissed Greek Isles on a bike and boat tour
Breeze through the balmy days on deck and exploring the islands by bike
Visit this volcanic island on day 4
Head to this lovely spot on day 5
Spend the tour on this lovely deluxe ship and cruise the Greek islands
The 42 x 8.40 m Turkish gullet, Admiral, is a true eye catcher with its three towering masts

South Greek Aegean

Duration
8 days
Site savings
$44
From
$2,115 USD

Let yourself be mesmerized by the towering volcano crater of Nissyros and the charm of Symi with its wonderful neo-classical buildings. A true highlight of the trip is the bike tour on the Datca Peninsula that leads through spectacular nature to the beautiful bay of Knidos with its ancient remains. Go on a journey through time and discover the rock throwing Poseidon, the Knights of St John, and the famous sponge divers of Symi. They have all contributed to the unique character of these islands through their legacies, both in the form of exciting legends and incredible historical structures.

  • Category
    Solo
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    115.6 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    19.3 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    8 days
  • Main Destination
    Greece
  • Distance
    115.6 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    19.3 miles
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Coastal

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Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Arrival

    Individual arrival to Bodrum harbor. A collective transfer from Bodrum Airport to the harbor is available for an extra cost on request. Check in begins on the ship at 2 pm.

    Use the evening hours to enjoy the lively atmosphere in the city of Bodrum and relax with a typical Turkish tea. In the evening, a shared dinner on board can be enjoyed in the company of your travel companions and tour guides.

    • Premium boat accommodation
    • Dinner
  2. Day 2Bodrum –Yalıçiftlik (round tour) –Kos

    After breakfast, the anchor is raised for a short cruise to Yaliciftlik. From here you'll start your first bike ride through the local pine forests to Camlik where you will have the chance to refresh yourself with a short coffee break. You'll continue cycling through silver-green olive groves to the small village of Etrim. Ancestors of the Turkmen tribes continue to live semi-nomadic lives in the region. You can marvel at their fascinating handcrafts and during a lunch break at a local restaurant you can discover some local cuisine.

    After lunch, you'll return to Yaliciftlik where you'll board the boat and cruise to the island of Kos. A wealth of cultural sights in Kos town provide an insight into the town’s turbulent historical past including the Roman Forum, the Crusader fortress, and the mosques from the time when Kos was part of the Ottoman Empire. The evening can be spent in one of the numerous bars or cafes in the town.

    • 23.6 miles
    • Premium boat accommodation
    • Breakfast and Lunch
  3. Day 3Kos Island/Kos Town -Nisyros Island

    Today you'll bike in the direction of the world-famous archaeological excavation site of the Asclepion in Kos, the former home of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. From here you'll cycle along the coast back toward the town of Kos, where you'll board the boat and cruise to the volcanic island of Nisyros.

    • 18.6 miles
    • Premium boat accommodation
    • Breakfast and Lunch
  4. Day 4Nisyros Island –Tilos Island

    Today’s cycle tour leads you first to Nikia-a mountain village built directly on the edge of the volcanic crater at 1,400 ft./430 m above sea level. From here you can enjoy a spectacular view into the crater of the volcano. The volcano, white houses, and numerous pebble mosaics are a truly special highlight of this tour.

    From here you'll cycle on along the crater with its steaming sulphur springs before heading back to the small port town of Mandraki where the boat is already waiting to take you to Tilos Island, inhabited since ancient times.

    • 18.6 - 24.9 miles
    • Premium boat accommodation
    • Breakfast and Lunch
  5. Day 5Tilos Island -Chalki island

    The morning bike ride takes you from Livadia to Megalochorio. Here, those interested have time to visit the pygmy elephant museum, before returning to the boat. A tasty lunch awaits on board followed by a relaxing cruise from Tilos to the island of Chalki. The picturesque island capital offers a first impression of the classic architecture style which you will see on Symi.

    • 13.7 miles
    • Premium boat accommodation
    • Breakfast and Lunch
  6. Day 6Chalki Island –Symi Island

    In the morning you'll sail to Panormitis Bay, which lies just off the island of Symi, to visit the local monastery. Afterwards, you'll head off for the other side of the island. Cycling up several switchbacks, you can slowly conquer the hill, allowing yourself enough time to enjoy the picturesque views on the way up.

    The destination is the island’s capital, Symi, with its classical cityscape and harbor. In the evening, you can head to the upper part of Symitown. From the top, you'll have a breathtaking view over the harbor and the coastline of the bay. An evening visit to a remote tavern gives you the chance to enjoy the evening away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    • 15.5 miles
    • Premium boat accommodation
    • Breakfast and Lunch
  7. Day 7Datça (Datça-Peninsula) –Knidos -Bodrum

    In the morning, you'll make your way from Symi to the neighboring Datça Peninsula, back in Turkey. Today’s bike tour takes you from the Datça district along the peninsula to the historical ruins of Knidos (4th century BC) with its wonderfully preserved amphitheatre. After a visit to the impressive archaeological site, you will cross over to Bodrum. 

    Tonight you will say farewell to guests, guides, and crew with a festive evening on board.

    • Premium boat accommodation
    • Breakfast and Dinner
  8. Day 8Departure

    Disembarkation after breakfast. Collective transfers to Bodrum Airport.

    • Breakfast