9 days

From £4,590

Activity Level:


Following in the footsteps of Herakles

See another side of the lovely islands of Rhodes and Kos and rediscover their ancient origins. Long beloved by British travellers, there is more to appreciate here than their lovely beaches and sheltered bays. Hugging the coastline in the south-eastern corner of the Aegean, these islands were in the midst of a crucial sea lane in antiquity and served as a bridge between east and west during their long and eventful history. From Hellenistic sanctuaries, Roman villas and Crusader fortresses to Byzantine churches and stylish Italian architecture, characteristics of both worlds can be found here.

And venturing inland, the landscape swiftly changes from urban dwellings to juniper and thyme clad  hills where broom, myrtle and laurel grow in profusion.

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy a day spent on the lovely island of Kalymnos where we discover the Castle of Chrysocheria
  • Admire the fabulous collection of statuary at Rhodes Archaeological Museum
  • Soak up the stunning views at Lindos and Kalavarda
  • Discover the Asklepieion, one of the pre-eminent healing centres in the ancient world

Book Now

Today's Price

Deposit: £750 Single supplement: £620

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Dr Rita Roussos

Andante Guide Lecturer

A native Athenian, Rita taught archaeology and art history at the American University of Athens. She has worked on archaeological projects in Isthmia, Kato, Lossous and Mantinea.

View full bio

Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
7 September 2024 ADOD240907 7 September 2024 (Saturday) 15 September 2024 (Sunday) Dr Rita Roussos £4,590
(inc. flights)
£750 £620 Book your trip
Tour Enquiries

I agree to my data being processed in accordance with the Andante Travels Privacy Policy