A day trip to Kastellorizo from Rhodes is a wonderful way to experience the beauty and charm of this small and remote island. Located just two hours from Rhodes, this small island is a true hidden gem, boasting stunning natural beauty, a rich history, and a vibrant local culture. Read more about Kastellorizo here…
Our official guide will meet you at Kolona port and after the necessary instructions you will board on the boat. The ferry ride from Rhodes to Kastellorizo takes approximately 2 hours, departing from the Kolona Harbor at 8:30 am and arriving at the island’s small port approximately at 11:10 am. Right after you step your foot at the port, captain Antonis after meet & greet, he leads you at his boat taxi. He will sail to the Blue Cave while telling stories about the island.
When the day draws to a close, you will catch the ferry back to Rhodes, departing from the island’s port at 16:00 and arriving at Kolona Harbor at 18:40.
A visit to Kastellorizo would never be complete without exploring the Blue Cave. The cave is located on the western side of the island and can be reached only by boat. Inside, the water takes on an incredible shade of blue, as sunlight reflects off the cave walls and illuminates the water. The Blue Cave is a natural wonder and a photographer’s dream, with opportunities for stunning photos around every corner. | Duration: 1 hour
Upon sailing back to the village, you can immerse yourelves in the island’s rich history by exploring the ancient ruins, including the Hellenistic fort and the Byzantine churches. These sites are open to the public and offer a fascinating glimpse into the island’s past. After exploring the ruins, you can take a leisurely stroll through the charming harbor and the colorful houses, admiring the traditional architecture and soaking up the island’s authentic charm. The harbor is home to several small cafes and restaurants, perfect for a midday break and a refreshing drink. This is where you will have 1 hour free time where you can indulge in the delicious local cuisine at one of the island’s many seaside tavernas. Fresh seafood is a particular specialty, with the catch of the day grilled to perfection and served with traditional Greek sides. Mezze platters, featuring a variety of local specialties, are also a popular choice. The tavernas offer panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, making for a truly memorable dining experience. | Duration: 3 1/2 hours