Rhenia Tours has the market background and knowledge of the different requirements and preferences across a diverse group of source markets, to be able to structure and conduct a highly effective excursions program for your client base.
Our excursion program is actively sold by many Tour Operators who chose to take advantage of our excellent service, market knowledge and competitive rates.
Programs can be structured to address the requirements of different target groups including families, youth, elderly and special interest groups eg bird watchers, historical, cooking! etc.
The island Tour is a fascinating excursion, which covers practically all the main sites in Samos, an island of legend and beauty.
Birthplace of Pythagoras and home of the beautiful goddess Hera, Samos stands apart from the islands of the blue Aegean for its unique majesty, cultural traditions and picturesque charm.
The people of Samos are considered to be very friendly and open hearted. The warm hospitality a visitor gets is also something to be admired. Samos is an historic island as well as a verdant one, well known for its vegetation and plant life. The island Tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy Samos thoroughly, whether it concerns archaeological sites, mountains, beaches, villages or other places of interest.
During the tour we visit the hera temple or the efpalinos tunnel , few of the beautiful samos villages , a small traditional winery , the monastery of timios Stavros or megali panagia and other highlights of the island like pythagorio and Kokkari.
A taste of the orient…. Sail away to the coast of Asia Minor to the magnificent town of Kusadasi (New Ephesus) famed for its fascinating shops and bazaars.
Departure at 08:00 from Pythagorio and cruise towards the Orient. Arrival in Kusadasi after 1 ¼ hour boat journey.
On arrival, there is an optional Tour to the ancient site of Ephesus, famous for the temple of Artemis- one of the seven wonders of the world. Then an optional lunch, before returning to Kusadasi, where you still have plenty of time to enjoy the Turkish bazaars where you can find oriental carpets, leathers, jewelry, brass, alabaster etc.
Return to Samos at approx. 18:15 (17.00 departure from Kusadasi).
Captain’s BBQ with Andreas
After sailing along the coast in a fishing boat from Pythagorion (starting at 09:30) , anchor before the sandy beach of Samiopoula for a swimm (1 hr) , then you reach the small Beach of Kakoperato where the crew will prepare a meal for you (at about 13:30) while you enjoy swimming in the clear blue waters.
Return at around 18:00
Patmos is situated 32 miles south of Samos and is dominated by the imposing Monastery of St.’ John, standing at the top of the Hill above the harbor.
Leaving from Pythagorion at 08:00 you reach this beautiful island after 2 1/2 hours of cruising. This tiny island is part of a submerged volcano and is revered because of St.John who spent his exile here in AD 92. It is said that St John wrote part of the Bible on Patmos, known as the Revelations and (as it is also claimed) the Fourth Gospel.
Dominating the island is the great Monastery, a powerful fortress-like building, which houses some famous scripts and icons, some of which are very rare. The view of Patmos from the Monastery is quite spectacular.
Upon arrival , an optional guided tour will begin and guests will be taken by motor-coach , with the assistance of an experienced guide to the Apocalypses Cave (entrance free of 2 euros to be paid on the spot) for a half an hour visit , and further on to the village of Chora, where they will visit the famous monastery of St.John (entrance free of 4 euros to be paid on the spot) and the museum for an one hour visit and guiding .
After the tour and around 20 minutes of free time , guests return to Skala , where they can spend remaining time with a walk at harbor , rest and have a lunch .
The ferry returns at 16.00 hrs to Pythagorion, where it will arrive approx. 18.30 hrs.
Full day excursion from pythagorio port to Ikaria , the beautiful unexplored island . The tour includes the speedboat tickets and a tour on the island !
The tour takes you over some rough terrain, to the beautiful and remote villages of the island, passing through mountainous areas, with a chance to see some of the most spectacular views on the island. Stopping for lunch on a beach on the southwest coast of the island. Then on to the cascading waterfalls in Karlovassi, the caves of Pythagoras and many other beautiful and interesting sites. This excursion is very popular and a must while on Samos.
Captain Andreas departs with you at 19.00 from the port of Pythagorrio .
While you are enjoying the sunset our captain will take you on a short trip with a Greek fishing boat.
The trip will take along the beautiful coast-line from the south part of Samos .
In an intimate atmosphere , with 2 musicians playing soft music , you will be served real Greek food, BBQ style on the boat .
Around 22.00 the boat will take you back to Pythagorion .
WESTERN SAMOS Area / Votsalakia extra tours
This is full day island tour offered to guests from the areas of Karlovassi and Votsalakia . Guests from karlovasi will be normally transferred by taxi to meet the bus coming from votsalakia at the crossroad to agii theodori.
The schedule of the tour includes
First stop in the village of Platanos for a short walk.
Stop in Koumaradei at a Pottery and a chance to view some local ceramics.
Guided tour of the Monastery of Timios Stavros.
Visit of the HERA temple (entrance fee NOT paid , guiding is offered if more than 25 pax).
Stop in Pythagorion, the main tourist resort on the island and lunch (lunch not included in the price).
Drive to Samos town through the village of Mitilini and visit of the Samos wine museum (not offered for island tours on Sundays).
Drive to Kokkari, a picturesque fishing harbor and free time for a walk around.
Stop in Platanakia for a short walk.
Return to the hotels.
Samiopoula and Pic Nic
Samiopoula Boat Trip is ideal for our quests who are looking to cruise around leisurely.
This small island offers uniquely beautiful white sands and turquoise waters for sunbathing & relaxing.
We start our trip at Ormos port at approximately 09:30am. We pass the pebbly beach of Balos & sail to the isle of Samiopoula(Little Samos) for approximately 1 hour. During the trip sweet wine or juice & fruits will be served and if you are lucky, you may see dolphins passing by.
When we reach Samiopoula the beach is within a few metres. People can either swim to the beach or use a small inflatable boat. You have the time to swim and relax for around 1 hour.
After that stop we depart from Samiopoula to the next beach close to Ormos area . Sailing takes about 1 hour. We stay there for about 2 hours , plenty of time to swim, relax in the sunbeds & umbrellas (free of charge) and watch the crew preparing our lunch that will be served on the beach.
Once we begin sailing back to the port, ouzo or juice & fruits will be offered to everyone.
Note for all tours : As is normally the case with group tours, a minimum number of bookings are required in order for a tour to be financially viable and operated.