5 ½ hrs
Rhodes port - Kolymbia - Tsampika Beach
About The Tour
Make a Kolymbia part of your day while in Rhodes. Combine a visit to the Monastery of the Virgin of Tsampika and the free time at the beach, which takes its name from the mentioned monastery.
Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies.
Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24hrs prior the tour.
After your disembarkation from the ship, you will be welcomed by your escort in the Port of Rhodes. Together you get on board of the fully air-conditioned coach and your day starts.
You will be driven along the east coast of the island for almost 40 and then you reach Kolymbia. Just outside Kolymbia your coach will turn left towards the Holly Monastery of Panagia Tsampika. The road leads half the way up on the hill. From this point on, you will have to walk up the hill, following the 350 steps. On the top of the hill you will find the tiny, Byzantine church, dedicated to Virgin. It’s perched at an altitude of some 240 m featuring some truly spectacular views on the coast, both north over Kolymbia and south over Tsampika beach and all the way to Lindos, which makes the strenuous effort uphill definitely worth a try!
The legend says that praying to Panagia Tsampika, the goddess of fertility on Rhodes makes childless women able to have a child, but they have to walk up the steps barefoot. If the vow works, childless believers name their child Tsampikos, if it is a boy and Tsampika, if it is a girl.
After the visit to the Monastery you will walk way down to your bus, get on board and in a short while you will reach the famous Tsampika beach, which you were admiring just a while ago from the top of the hill.
You will have approx. 2hrs of free time to spend at the beach and to swim in the crystal clear waters of Aegean Sea. The beach is fully organized with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas and there are also watersport facilities for those, who prefer more than just swimming. You can also get something to eat while there in a small canteen serving all kinds of snacks.
Your escort will inform you about the meeting point and pick up time to board back on your vehicle for the return trip to the port in time for your ship’s departure.
Get back on board and relax while watching the photographs of the day’s unique snapshots.
- Rhodes port
- Holly Monastery of Panagia Tsampika
- Tsampika Beach
- Bring sun protection (sun cream, hat, sunglasses); temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) during summer.
- Low heeled comfortable shoes are recommended due to some uneven and slippery paths.
- Appropriate clothing should be worn in places like monasteries and churches (no shorts, no hats; shoulders should be covered).
- Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24 hrs prior the tour. Full payment for the trip is required upon the confirmation of the reservations. All the last minute reservations are non-refundable.
- Lower rates for larger groups (20+pax) available upon request!
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
At GeoTravel our highest priorities are compliance, environmental protection, health, safety and well-being of our staff and clients.
Our staff and partners are informed and trained in accordance with the guidelines set by Greece’s public health organization (EODY) to meticulously maintain the last hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures.
Our staff always uses personal protective equipment (face masks, shields and optional gloves) and the temperature is monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for our clients.
All our vehicles are regularly sanitized and all seats, armrest, sidewalls, overhead bins are intensively cleaned and disinfected between use.
In addition, hand sanitizers are available to travelers and staff before entering the office or the vehicle.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a whisper audio system (for an extra charge) is recommended to be used by all the travelers and the staff in order to keep social distance guidelines.
Terms & Conditions
Geo Travel reserves the right to accomplish any amendments on regular shore excursions’, one day tours’ programs & timings and also abort a specific program/timing during the season. For any previous booked tour/timings which have been cancelled, a new tour program or timing will be suggested as a replacement. If the replacement does not satisfy you, you will be granted with a full refund.
Any scheduled tour or visit, in case of delay due to bad weather, damage of the vehicle used for transportation or any other reason is postponed to the next few days, and if this is not possible it is permanently canceled and no claim is made against the office for compensation as the reason of the cancellation is “force majeure”.
It is emphasized that the travel agency is not able to anticipate or control circumstances that are foreign to its sphere of influence and may lead to the cancellation of the trip or damages due to non-performance or faulty performance of the agreed travel services.
Typical examples of such cases are: strikes, accidents, diseases, epidemics-pandemics, organic disturbances due to local conditions, altitude, climate, due to meals not included in the itinerary or due to insufficient hygiene conditions due to external factors, external factors, injuries, wars or terrorist acts, airstrikes, earthquakes, weather conditions, fires, epidemics, toxic infections and any other emergency or «force majeure». In the above cases, the travel agency is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by them.
Our clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of our office as well as from the bus transfer insurance which is obligatory in Greece. Our buses are fully insured. Concerning the rest of the tour, if the clients wish to be covered by commercial general liability, it is upon request and a matter upon negotiation with our clients with an extra cost.
In case of cancellation due to withdrawal the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service: pay 50% on the total
3 days prior service: pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service: pay 100% total
1/ In all above cases, bank expenses that occur for the refund will be deducted from the payment.
2/ For large groups (15 people or more), some expenses, due to their nature, (example: restaurants, prepaid entrance fees) might not be refundable, if the cancellation comes within 4 days before service, whatever the cancellation reason is.
3/ by reserving one of our services you agree with the above terms.