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Teen Adventure: Rhodes & Symi

Teen Adventure: Rhodes & Symi

An island adventure for young explorers

ACTIVE PERIOD
October 8-15, 2022
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
2
DURATION
8 days
Teen Adventure: Rhodes & Symi
PRICE FROM € 0 - DECLARE INTEREST

Overview

Teen Adventure: Rhodes Symi! An unforgettable week for young explorers!

Embark on an 8-day adventure to the beautiful islands of the Dodecanese! Explore Greece’s gems with friends and have the time of your life!

Highlights
  • Rhodes Medieval old Town
  • Cycling tour in Rhodes
  • Sea kayak tours to stunning isolated beaches
  • Visit beautiful Lindos & St. Paul’s bay
  • Sunbathe on famous beaches: Anthony Quinn’s Bay & Tsambika beach
  • Boat trip to the charming island of Symi
  • Give Something Back to the Community you visit: an afternoon at Phaethon – Rhodes Small Horses Association
  • Hike the third highest mountain of the Dodecanese
  • Snorkel, swim & relax

This Teen Adventure: Rhodes & Symi takes you to one of the most extraordinary areas in Greece, the Dodecanese islands! With better known Rhodes as our base, we will also have a chance to explore atmospheric Symi.

The largest of the Dodecanese island and bearing the longest & most colorful history, that dates back to ancient times, Rhodes, abounds stunning beaches, bustling towns, charming villages, and an absolutely atmospheric Old Town with its mind-blowing Palace of the Grand Master! We will enjoy the vibrant life of downtown Rhodes and take in all it has to offer! During our adventure, we will hop on our sea kayaks to explore secluded beaches and sea caves, enjoy boat rides and visit the beautiful island of Symi.

Awe-inspiring views of pastel-colored mansions built amphitheatrically above the harbor of Symi await, as we approach this little gem of an island. This place is a must for the most stunning pictures!

All of our programs are operated according to all health and safety guidelines for travel. Your safety, as well the safety of all of our team leaders & guides is our top priority. We also offer the possibility of tailormade trips, so feel free to contact us and we will design an experience to suit your groups’ preferences.
Day 1
Arrival in Rhodes
Day 2
Cycling Tour in Rhodes
Day 3
Boat trip to Lindos
Day 4
Sea Kayak Day
Day 5
Symi island
Day 6
Hike Rhodes' highest peak
Day 7
Sea Kayak yo Haraki
Day 8
Farewell!

Information

DURATION
8 days
ACTIVE PERIOD
October 8-15, 2022
PRICE

Price/person:

  • 2.045€ for 12-15 participants
  • 1.895€ for 16-20 participants

Equipment

Please consider taking along the following items on your trip. This is not a fixed list, but more of a guideline, so feel free to add and remove items as you see fit.
Greece has a temperate climate. Base your clothing on the “layering system”, if it is hot you can “peel off” layers quickly, if it is cooler and windy you can quickly “dress up”.

Luggage

  • Duffel bag
  • Day backpack to carry hiking essentials for the day: change of clothes, water bottle, camera, etc.
  • Luggage locks and tags

Clothing

  • Hiking shorts
  • Casual clothing made of light-weight fabrics
  • T-shirts
  • Long-sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants, loose and easy to move in
  • Underwear
  • Swimsuit

Clothing Accessories

  • Sun hat or baseball cap

Footwear

  • Beach sandals
  • Casual, comfortable shoes for the evening

Accessories

  • Sunscreen and lip protection
  • Sunglasses and retainer strap
  • Beach towel
  • Sleeping bag

Optional Accessories

  • Security pouch or money belt
  • Trekking poles or walking staff
  • Camera, memory, and batteries
  • Reading and writing materials
  • Watch with alarm or travel alarm
  • Travel pillow
  • Motion sickness remedies
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Insect repellent (low risk)
  • Electrical adapter plug/converter
  • Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.

The lighter you travel, the easier you travel. Use your best judgment and pack as lightly as possible. You will appreciate light luggage towards the end of your trip.

Activities / Schedule

Arrival in Rhodes

We will meet at the Rhodes International Airport (or Port) and transfer to our hotel in Rhodes.

After some time to rest, in the afternoon we will brief you about our upcoming adventures!

Today we will have free time to explore the area, get to know our surroundings, and enjoy a lovely dinner downtown.

 

Cycling Tour in Rhodes

This is the perfect day for cycling!

After our breakfast, we will cycle through the main attractions of Rhodes Town. Starting from the seaside and the two main ports, we will explore the ancient fortresses, the windmills, and the statues of the two deers protecting the town of Rhodes. Next, we will enter the magnificent old town, a Unesco Heritage Monument City, and also pass by the Moat that surrounds the area.

After our cycling tour, a refreshing swim in Elli beach is in order! Elli beach is popular thanks to its big trampoline, which promises some awesome jumps!

The rest of the afternoon is free to relax and have dinner in town.

Boat trip to Lindos

Today we will cruise the Mediterranean! We will hop on the ferry from the dock of Mandraki, close to our hotel.

From our ferry, we will have the chance to admire the Medieval Town and fortification of the old town of Rhodes from a different angle! Onboard, we will relax and take in some sun until we reach the infamous bays, like Anthony Quinn’s Bay & Tsambika. There we can swim and also snorkel while exploring the rich seabed.

Then, back on the ferry for a short trip to Lindos! One of the highlights of this trip.

In Lindos, we will have a whole three hours to explore the village, optionally visit the archaeological site of Lindos and also the famous St Paul’s Bay.

After our tasteful lunch, in the early afternoon, we will hop on the ferry back to Rhodes city.

A well-deserved dinner in town is in order!

Sea Kayak Day

After a lazy morning and yummy lunch, we start our afternoon with a short drive to Kathara Beach in Faliraki.

After a short walk through the necessary tips & tricks as well as all safety rules, we start paddling along the East Coast of Rhodes. Riding our sea kayaks allows us to see three of the most beautiful beaches of Rhodes. Breathtaking rock formations and the stunning colors of the Mediterranean Sea is our setting for the day. Along the route we will not miss the opportunity to plunge into these beautiful waters, direct from your kayak – a once in a lifetime experience!

During our sea kayaking tour, we will get to visit also sea caves. We will snorkel and explore life below the surface of the water, once we stop at Traganou Beach. Those of you with a more adventurous spirit can even try cliff jumping!

After paddling back to Kathara beach, we return back to the city and enjoy a well-deserved dinner.

Symi island

Today, it’s time to tick off one more thing on our Greek Islands’ bucket list! Symi – the so-called “Princess of the Dodecanese Islands” due to its colorful houses, lush forests, and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Starting off from Rhodes, we will hop on the ferry with destination: Symi! We will enjoy the views and absolutely gorgeous scenery and make several stops on the way to visit the Panormitis Monastery and swim in the turquoise waters of St’ George bay.

Once there, in the main village of Symi, we will go for a nice stroll around and take amazing pictures of the area, and then we will enjoy a homemade lunch.

If we are lucky, we might have dolphins accompany us on our trip back to Rhodes city.

Mouthwatering dinner in town follows in the evening to wrap up a great day!

Hike Rhodes' highest peak

After a lazy morning and lunch, time for an afternoon hiking adventure! We will start from Salakos, a village located on the foothills of the mountain Profitis Ilias. We walk among ilex, pine, and olive trees and admire views of the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey, and the nearby islands. Once at the top, we will learn about the history of this unusual Greek tourist attraction. We get to visit former Italian buildings built by the Italian Colonists in 1929 and 1932. All of them were built in Alpine-style architecture, which is a unique sight on a Greek island.

We also visit two hotels of the time “Elafos” and “Elafina” as well as “Villa de Vecci”, the house of former Italian Governor of Rhodes.We will not miss visiting the Byzantine church of Profitis Elias, this mountain is named after.

On the way back to Salakos, we will enjoy the stunning sunset above the Aegean Sea! The colors of the sea, the trees, and the sun calmly setting down over the horizon, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The last part of our hike will find us with head torches to light our way – the ultimate adventure!

Dinner in the village of Salakos

Sea Kayak to Haraki

Another sea kayaking adventure is in order, to wrap up an amazing trip around this stunning island complex. After an easy relaxing morning and a lunch in town, we will head to a charming fishing village named Haraki. The scenery, here, is completely different from our other kayaking days and never ceases to amaze. On today’s ‘to-do list we tick off the Medieval Castle of Feraklos, the golden sandy beach of Agathi, and the unspoiled gem of Rhodes, known as Red Sand Beach.

After a relaxing swim, snorkel, a BBQ will be quietly calling for your attention, with its mouth-watering aromas in our peaceful picnic spot right by the sea.

This will be the farewell dinner of the group since we will head back to the starting location just before sunset!

Farewell!

Time to say goodbye to our local guides, pack up your backpacks, and head to the airport (or port) full of priceless memories!

Farewell & thank you for joining & hope to see you again on one of our adventures!

FAQs

Which are the tour inclusions/exclusions?

Tour inclusions
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in triple rooms for students in 3* hotels
  • All meals throughout the duration of the program – Breakfast at Hotels (2 – 8), Picnic Lunches, or regular lunches (2 – 7), Dinners (1 – 8)
  • English speaking Trekking Hellas guides throughout the trip (two guides for 12-16 teens)
  • Sea Kayaking programs & Snorkeling with all necessary equipment (x 2)
  • BBQ Experience
  • Hiking activity
  • Community project (Phaethon)
  • Boat Trip to Symi
  • Boat trip to Lindos
  • Cycling tour Rhodes Town
  • All transfers mentioned in the program by private a/c bus
  • VAT
Tour exclusions
  • Drinks during meals
  • Personal Expenses
  • Personal Accident Insurance (available at 3€/pp/day)

Which are the participation requirements?

  • Good physical health
  • Swimming knowledge
  • Ages: 15-18

Safety

On all our sea kayaking tours we use the equipment below and do all the necessary maintenance

KAYAKS Dag Biwok Evo Tandem Sea Kayaks
PFDs Feel free Basic  (CE)
PADDLES Carlisle (two parts)
SPRAY SKIRTS Beluga

All our kayaking guides have the following qualifications

  • BCU CERTIFIED
  • Facilitator of Outdoor Activities (2020 – University of Thessaly, Greece)
  • First Aid Certificate (Hellenic Red Cross)

Agency

Trekking Hellas Rhodes & Dodecanese

Rhodes, Dodecanese Islands

Phone: (+30) 22410 66887

Maria Efstratiadou (+30) 6949 584022

Email: rhodes@trekking.gr

Address: Ifestou 16, Ialisos , ΤΚ 85100, Rhodes

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