Guided Walking Holiday - A Knights' Island. A small-group guided holiday of wonderful leisurely walks with great scenery and ample time to appreciate Rhodes' beauty. Enjoy the island's endless sandy beaches, array of buildings, traditional cuisine and great climate, which even in winter is ideal, when the days are generally mild and bright. Call 01707 818 409 for more info.
Tread in the footsteps of ancient civilisations; all around you are the historic traces of those who came before. One of the larger of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes has been important from the earliest times due to its strategic position and has been allied to various empires throughout history. Experience this journey with Ramblers Walking Holidays. Heritage from the Ottomans, Italians, Knights of St John and Persians is as rich as you will find anywhere in Greece. There are miles of jagged coastline, interspersed with sandy beaches and quiet coves. Trails hug the coast, with views of the sea, and gently meander through the interior, passing olive groves and ancient archaeological sites. The UNESCO World Heritage city of Rhodes Town is a maze of alleyways, magnificent archways, monuments, shady squares and museums and a perfect place to immerse yourself for a few hours. On the other side of the island is Lindos with its imposing acropolis and sheltered harbour of St Paul, where the apostle is said to have safely landed during a storm. In between you will find traditional villages, peaceful valleys, and pine woods, which all make for wonderful leisurely walks with great scenery and ample time to appreciate the island’s beauty. Travel with us at Christmas and see how the island marks Christmas time with church services and wonderful processions. The weather is ideal, with generally mild and bright days.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
With a 70 year history of specialising in guided small group walking holidays, Ramblers Holidays offer over 250 inspiring guided walking and activity holidays in the UK, Europe, and worldwide. The nature of their holidays not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but travelling in a small group also reduces the environmental impact. Ramblers Holidays has a passion for travel and discovery and they are dedicated to making exploring the world on foot a fantastic and positive experience for everyone; for you as the traveller and the locals whose country, culture and lifestyle you’ve come to enjoy.
From their early pioneering holidays into the wild and mountain landscapes of Europe, they have continued with their passion for travel by creating discovery walking holidays to an increasing range of destinations. Their ethos is about seeing the world on foot, offering everything from lowland ambles to high mountain trekking, from short sightseeing walks to challenging long distance trails, from adventurous activity holidays to strolling between the museums of renaissance Italy.
Travelling in small groups, un-insulated from the world you’re visiting by a coach window, allows you to get a very direct and personal experience of your destination and to discover the essence of the place you are visiting. You’ll get to see not only the big ‘must see’ highlights but also the less discovered places, you’ll get a feel for the history and culture that’s shaped the country as you see it today and you’ll taste the food the way the locals do it. Ramblers most immersive holidays are their Experiential tours which take you beyond the trodden path and allow you to get under the skin of your chosen destination. Seek solace amongst the mountains on a mindfulness, yoga and meditation retreat, learn the art of cooking a perfect tagine in Morocco, watch a stunning sunset as you chase the ‘Big Five’ across Kruger National park or tread amongst tranquil temples of worship in Indonesia.
Ramblers Holidays’ company mission is to generate funds for walking charities. So, unlike most tour operators they are run as a not-for-profit. All of their profits not required for the running of the business are channelled back into charitable causes, both home and away. In the UK, through the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, they support the Ramblers and other smaller outdoors charities. They also offer direct financial support to walking groups through The Walking Partnership. In order to aid their sustainable tourism ethos, they run a staff-managed initiative called Heart and Sole which directly supports communities in the destinations they visit.
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