West Kent Medico-Chirurgical Society Trip to Rhodes

1 - 5 May 2024
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

Rhodes is one of the showpiece Greek islands, with an exquisitely preserved medieval city that was the legacy of the crusading Knights of St John, based here from 1309-1522. The largest of the Dodecanese Islands, it is blessed not only with historical riches but lovely beaches and a charming port town in Lindos.

On this tour explore the medieval city of Rhodes, including the Street of the Knights, the Grand Master’s Palace and the hospital of St John, now a museum. Take a day trip to Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, and visit Lindos, stopping on the way at Butterfly Valley, a cool, green retreat for thousands of butterflies. In Lindos explore the old town, with the option to visit the Acropolis, before lunch and the afternoon at your own pace.

There is ample time at leisure to further explore, relax on the beach or absorb the atmosphere of the historic old towns at one of the inviting local cafes or tavernas. This tour will delve into the rich history and culture of the island, with many opportunities to enjoy the wonderful cuisine and wine of the region.

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Self guided and local guide

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Day 1: Rhodes (Wednesday, 1 May)  On arrival in Rhodes, check into Hotel Acandia, located in the old town. Listen to a brief background on the tour followed by a welcome dinner.
  • Day 2: Rhodes (Thursday, 2 May)  With a specialist guide, take a half day walking tour of Rhodes’ old town, visiting the Street of the Knights, the Grand Masters Place and the hospital of Knights of St John (now a museum). Enjoy a delicious lunch with fresh ingredients at a local taverna. Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 3: Rhodes – Kos – Rhodes (Friday, 3 May)  Morning fast ferry to Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates. Embark on a full day tour of the old town, dominated by a Knights’ castle. Visit the International Hippocratic Institute of Kos, the famous Hippocrates plane tree and the Asclepium. Visit the Museum of Medicine. Afternoon fast ferry to Rhodes.
  • Day 4: Rhodes (Saturday, 4 May)  Drive to Butterfly Valley. Continue to the lovely town of Lindos. Option to visit the Acropolis and the medieval village. Afternoon at leisure in the old town or at the beach before returning to Rhodes in the late afternoon. Farewell dinner in Rhodes.
  • Day 5: Rhodes (Sunday, 5 May) Morning breakfast and at leisure until check-out before departing for the airport.

Tour cost

The cost of the tour is £790 per person sharing. The cost of the tour is £936 with a room to yourself.

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