MARMARIS – Rhodes Day Trip
Join us on our exciting all day long Marmaris Rhodes Island Day Trip as a part of your Marmaris Holiday.
Our Trip offers you the unique opportunity to visit Greece from Marmaris and be back in one day!
To enable you to get the most out of this day trip we leave at 7-30 am and arrange to get back to Marmaris by 6 pm.
Our guides will arrange a shuttle bus to take you to your Ferry.
You will go through Customs and Passport control and get your boarding pass and enjoy approximately 45 minutes – I hour journey to Rhodes. The port of
Rhodes has crystal clear waters and is most beautiful and we know you will thoroughly enjoy your day
Remember with a valid Schengen visa ( UK Citizens don’t need one. ) You enter Rhodes Island Port directly from Marmaris. We organize high-speed catamarans with powerful engines to take you to Rhodes Port as quickly as possible.
For The Marmaris Rhodes Island Day Trip keep your passport handy in case you are asked for identification.
When you book with us your port taxes are included in your ticket price
We offer excellent value for money.
There are two duty-free shops in Rhodes and we recommend you purchase items you wish to buy just before your return to Marmaris
When you arrive in Rhodes, you will have approximately six hours of free time to enjoy this incredible place.
At the end of this information booklet, details of the limitations of alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco perfume are given.
It’s important to know the prices are half that of Turkey and are payable in Euros.
Whilst food and drink are more expensive than Turkey the duty-free gives you excellent value and reduction in prices.
The information following is written from our perspective having visited this Island regularly from the 1970s and it never ceases to amaze us. We believe it will provide information to whet your appetite. It gives you an excellent incite to get the best out of your day in Rhodes.
Rhodes is the most important and historical Island in the Dodecanese Greek islands.
It is today a bustling neighbourhood of 6000 people who live and work here in this city where the Knights of. St John dwelt six centuries ago.
The citadel built by the Hospitallers us one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. And is designated as a UNESCO. World Heritage site.
When you approach the medieval old town of Rhodes from your ferry you are in fair proximity to the ancient city walls of Rhodes Town
You enter the Rhodes old town via one of the seven ancient gates in the City Walls.
You are about to enter the oldest inhabited medieval city in the whole of Europe.
Ancient high city walls surround the old medieval city of Rhodes where you will find the most exciting walks. You will be pleasantly surprised as you wander through an intricate network of busy narrow commercial streets. They are delightfully alternate with quiet interesting interconnecting alleys.
It is a very active ancient town dwelt in for thousands of years and just brimming with history and most atmospheric.
The colourful history of Rhodes means that it was occupied by many different ethnic groups and cultures over thousands of years.
Jews, Austrian, Turkish, Italian. German, English, Greek and Ottomans.
Too many to mention but 160BC the Minoans occupied Rhodes after the bronze age. Later the Greeks with their Mythology invaded Rhodes and participated in the Trojan War.
During the 6 century, the first settlement was formed. Rhodes meaning Helios the sun god. Rhodes also named after the native pink hibiscus that grows freely on the island.
Rhodes was famous for teaching astrology and mythology as well as many other subjects in their excellent schools and colleges. Rhodes had outstanding schools of philosophy, science, literature sculpture.
As you meander through Rhodes, you will see many medieval buildings, traditional ancient fountains, oriental motifs, Byzantine and Gothic churches and Mosques, many other churches, shops, restaurants and bars all scattered through the city.
There are roughly 200 streets and alleys many with no name.getting lost is not a defeat as locals will always guide you to the city walls with many openings
If you ask for ” Sokratous street” you can’t go far wrong as its the central, main street in Rhodes Old town.
The Palace of the Grand Master.
This stands out because of its imposing entrance with well-preserved towers and battlements. The interior of these buildings is decorated with priceless ornamental objects which are impressive and well worth a look. Very impressive it houses the famous Medusa Mosaic. The Archeological Museum
It is housed in a stunning gothic building of the great hospital of the Knights which preserves many masterpieces and works of art .there are finds from ancient Ialysos and Kimiros and mosaic paintings from Rhodes Island.
The Knights Street is the imposing street that leads to the Palace of the Grand Master keeping alive the accommodations of the Order of the Knights.
It’s Worth visiting PanagiaTou Kastrous the Panagia you Biurgkou ( clock tower ), the Synagogue, the Mosques of the Suleyman and Recep Pasha as all fascinating
The City is alive with the art of all descriptions, jewellery, paintings, ceramic, metalwork, needlecraft and an array of different clothes to suit all. The cobbled streets are like mazes but ever fear you will always find your way back.
There are small antique intriguing inns and shops where you will find numerous choices of places to eat or drink where payment is in euros.
You will just enjoy the incredible atmosphere of this unique setting.
It is like a film set with the expectation that the Knights will appear around one of the corners of the elegant antique houses .no wonder that many well-known films have been made here.
Rhodes is more like a Turkish bazaar than any other Greek city.
As you meander the Rhodes streets you can not help being touched by the history of Rhodes where a handful of Knights were the last Christians in a part of the world mostly Muslim with the Ottoman Turks.
When the city did fall in 1523, the Knights were given safe passage and left Rhodes with 5000 Christian inhabitants who chose to leave rather than be controlled by the Sultan.
The City of Rhodes remains a vibrant city full of intrigue. As you enter the Gate at Navarbhou of the gate of Elefthemad you see the remains of the 3 rd century Temple of Aphrodite and behind it the Lodge of the Knights of Aiberne built-in 1507.
Next to it us the lodge of the Battalion of England and the first hospital of the grandmaster in 1440.
At the archaeological museum you will see in a small room the beautiful Aphrodite of Rhodes, don’t miss it.
You will find because of all the historical splendours and antiquities you need a welcome drink from any of the fabulous choices of bars and cafes situated amongst the myriad of streets.
The most beautiful part of this city is the streets of the Knights in this medieval town. Refurbished to its ancient style and preserved it is lined by buildings where the warriors spent their days in prayer or military practice.
It’s like walking backwards in time.
The Palace of the Grandmaster is the single most impressive place in Rhodes with an interior full of inspiring ancient relics of the medieval period, ancient sculptures and mosaics.
If you decide to walk through the castle you walk through several thousands of years of history If you desire a birds-eye view of the city goes up the clock tower. The views are breathtaking.
It costs a few euros and when you come down trade your ticket for a drink at the bar.
As you walk into Offreos Street it is wider with lots of squares, alleys, mosques and palaces around. There are also Turkish baths there.
The old city is safe, closed to vehicles and the narrow streets just fascinating. It’s easy to just stumble upon treasures and you can never get bored. You will enjoy it as it’s a shoppers paradise.
The medieval walls enclosed an enchanting microcosm a place where different eras, cultures and archaeological styles meet. It’s easy just to meander but maps are sold everywhere.
To write the history one needs a book so this is purely a glimpse of it all.
It has seen the ancient Greeks, Byzantines, Ottomans, Italians, English, Jews and does many more. There is a romantic view but the truth is there are many ghosts in Rhodes.
With them many archaeologists, tour guides, artists, permanent residents, guest houses, hotels and cooks still writing a story of Rhodes which has been unfolding for the past 3000 years.
Your first impression is awe. You will soon be soaking up the history. There is nothing more beautiful during your day out to walk around the medieval most now grassland where the trees and flowers are gulls of incredible fragrances and colours.
Rhodes is where everyone should just visit at least once in a lifetime.
The Island other than Rhodes town is equally fascinating.
We can guarantee you will be back.
After an amazing day, you will find your way easily back to the ferry and delight in the duty-free shop to your heart’s content before sailing back to Marmaris after an extraordinary day out.
Below the allowance which applies to the import of domestic. And foreign goods.
Marmaris Rhodes Day Trip
Tour Days: Everyday
Tour Type: Greek Island Rhodes
Pick-Up Time: 7:30am
Duration: 10 Hours
Tour Pick-Up Point: There Are Designated Pick-Up Points Defined By The Company So We Will Inform you about It At Our First Meeting Once You Arrive At Your Hotel.
Remember To Bring: Passports(Do not forget), Cameras, Comfortable Clothes, Comfortable Shoes, Sun Cream, Sun Glasses, Hat, Towels.
What Is Including: Same Day Return Ferry Ticket, Harbour Tax, Free Pick-Up & Drop-Off Hotel Transfers (From Designated Points), Full Insurance.
What is Excluding: Any Type Of Food, Guidance, All Kind Of Drinks, Personal Expenses, Photos – Videos(Dvd)
We Need Your Passport Details To Complete Your Booking And Pricing For The Kids. Please Contact Us After You Once You Book This Tour Online
Please Do Not Forget To Take Your Passports With You!
Marmaris Express Catamaran
Our company do day trips to Rhodes, Kos, Symi, Patmos, Samos and Kalymnos with its own fast ferries “MARMARIS EXPRESS”, ‘AEGEAN CAT”, “AEGEAN JET”, “KARTEPE” and “AKCAKOCA” along with a car and passenger ferry called “YESIL MARMARIS”.
Places To Visit In Rhodes
Located near Mandraki, the Elli Beach is very close to the town. A popular beach among the Dodecanese, this is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.
Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
Housed in the medieval Hospital of the Knights Hospitaller Order of Saint John, the museum building was completed in 1489 by the Grand Master d’ Aubusson.
Acropolis in Rhodes
The Acropolis in Rhodes dates back to the Classical Greek Period. Situated on an island at 3 km from the town, it is part of a huge archaeological park covering an area of 12,500 square meters. Among other attractions, the site consists of the Temple of Apollo, the Athena Polias and the Zeus Polyus.
How would one describe Rhodes? The island of the knights, the emerald island, or the island of the sun? A fascinating blend of stunning nature with awe-inspiring buildings and landmarks? Perhaps it could all be summed up in one simple word: magic. This mysterious enchantment can be felt in the island’s luscious forests, on its golden beaches with their crystal-clear waters, on every street corner, and in every “medieval” alley.
A crossroads of nations and civilisations, Rhodes has cast its spell on all: Phoenicians, Dorians, Persians, Venetians, Knights of St. John, and Turks, to name only a few. They all left their indelible mark on a location destined to become one of the world’s most important historical sites.
The final battle for this corner of paradise took place in 1912 between the Turks and the Italians, heralding a new period of occupation that lasted until 1947, the historical moment that Rhodes was incorporated into “Mother Greece”.
Mario Lago, Governor of the Dodecanese at the time, realised the need for a thorough service renaissance and set out to revitalise the touristic standards of the island.
In 1924, he commissioned the design of a deluxe hotel to the Venetian construction company SAGAR, probably the most famous company of its kind at the time. The architectural trend of that period was a combination of Byzantine, Arabian, Ottoman and Venetian lines, and the fusion was applied to this structure during a construction project undertaken by the company G. SPAINI – M. URBAN.
Construction began on the 26th of March 1925, and a little over 2 years later, on the 24th of May 1927, the hotel opened its gates. A spectacular inauguration ceremony in the presence of local authorities and prominent personalities from Italy and Egypt attracted extensive public attention.
A legend was born.
This chef – d’ oeuvre was named Grande Albergo Delle Rose, Italian for “Grand Hotel of Roses”, after the colourful rose garden that surrounds it. Rhodes had acquired one of its most historic and emblematic landmarks,a masterpiece of unique architectural value.
The hotel featured the best that technology had to offer at the time, the finest and most elegant furniture from famous houses such as PUCROT, ZANIOL and PALEARI, and the most sought-after comforts and amenities. Above all, it housed a casino that officially opened in 1929, attracting the crème de la crème of wealthy gamblers from across the world.
Seven years later, on the 22nd of November 1936, a new governor of the Dodecanese was appointed, Cesare Maria de Vecchi Conte di Val Gismondi. He was not fond of the architectural design that his predecessor had applied across the town, and demanded that all buildings immediately be renovated.
Inevitably, this also applied to the Grande Albergo Delle Rose, which underwent minor refurbishment. A more modest and simple line known as “rurale” was applied, and the building took a form similar to that of the present day.
In 1937, the hotel’s administration was taken over by the Italian hotel company SAVIA, and the casino was taken over by SAN REMO and CAMPIONE, companies still in existence today.
After incorporation of the Dodecanese into “Mother Greece”, the Grande Albergo Delle Rose was used for the requirements of the Greek State. In September 1955, its administration was handed over to the company Astir S.A. and was eventually conceded to the Municipality of Rhodes.
A glorious and enviable era came to an end when the hotel’s doors were closed in the mid-1970s.
Less than three decades later, in early 1999, the hotel’s management was undertaken by Casino Rodos S.A., which promised to revive the glamour, outstanding beauty and fine distinction that the hotel had once epitomised, to breathe new life into its glorious past, and to mark a new era in hospitality with revolutionary standards and unmatched quality of service.
This promise was fulfilled, and in 2002 the legend of the Grande Albergo Delle Rose was reborn …
Free Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Back Service
All we need from you is to be ready at the main entrance of your hotels on time. We also take you back to your hotels after we completed our excursions.
And all these services are free of charge. Our newly bought brand-new, air-conditioned vehicles are available to be seen on Marmaris streets all-day
07:30 – 08:00
Pick-up From Hotels & Apartments
We will pick you up from the designated pick up points by air-conditioned buses.
The pick-up times and pick up points will be given on your arrival when meeting our representetive.
08:00 – 09:30
Getting In The Line For Ticketing & Passport Control
After reaching the port and taking your Catamaran tickets from checking kiosk, your tickets will be ready for you prepared in advance due to your passport details given while booking the trip.
09:30 – 10:30
Sailing Out To Rhodes Island By Catamaran
Our journey to Rhodes Island will approximately take 1 hour
10:30 – 16:00
Free Time In Rhodes Island
We have a whole 6 hours free time in Rhodes so there are many places to visit. You can check out the map we provide or you can walk around the island. From the harbour to the centre it takes only 15 mins to walk.
06:00 – 16:30
Duty-Free Shopping Time At Rhodes Port
We have 30 mins of free time to do shopping at duty-free shops. The product prices are incredibly cheap and good quality.
16:30 – 17:30
Return Back To Marmaris
After a lovely, interesting day, you will be turning back to the buses. Heading back to Marmaris and delivering everyone back to their hotels & apartments.
For Families & Couples
Historical & Cultural
FAQs About Marmaris Rhodes Day Trip
Once you arrive at your resort in Turkey, After you have done your booking online, we will meet you at your hotel and take photos of your passports (this is the easiest way).
We’ll do the rest for you.
Also, we give you your voucher and get the payment.
Ps. You can also send your: Name – Surname – Date Of Birth – Nationality – Gender – Passport Number via Whatsapp, Messenger, Email etc.
You shall bring comfortable clothes, swimsuits, towels, sunglasses, some money and comfortable shoes and of course your PASSPORT with you
Yes, it is. It’s for families with the kids and also for the couples. Anyone can join this tour.
After passport control at Rhodes Port, you are free from 10.00 am (estimated arrival time) to 5 pm. That works out for 7 hours. So enjoy your time in that beautiful Island!
Yes, but it’s not included in our ticket price. You can ask the staffs for further information about “Guided Tour In Rhodes” on the Catamaran. They will inform you