Welcome to Gialos


Plant yourself at one of the many tavernas and cafes along the quayside, making sure you try the island's celebrated shrimps. The basilica and clock tower punctuate the edge of the harbour where you catch and disembark from the ferry. Wander away from the sea to find backstreets spilling with fruit stores, ice-cream parlours and aromatic bakeries.


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$1037.23 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Sailtrip to Symi Island

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Agios Georgios Dysalona Beach, Symi, Dodecanese, South AegeanThe waters there are ideal for swimming and fishing but the beach is rocky. This location is of extraordinary beauty because of the steep rock that seems to have been cut by a knife. These vertical massifs at an altitude of 350m are ideal for climbing and are considered to be one of the most difficult climbing tracks in Greece. Every summer climbers camp here and open new routes. The port is unapproachable by land. - Copyright © wondergreece.grDuration: 1 hourStop At: Symi War Memorial, Symi, Dodecanese, South AegeanWelcome to Symi! With its sophisticated ambience and period architecture, Symi promises a different island experience on the edge of the Aegean, filled with old world glamourYou know that it’s a special island; so close to bustling Rhodes in the Dodecanese and yet such a contrast in character. What you may not know is that Symi ranks as one of the most popular summer destinations in the Mediterranan for those seeking a holiday with style, one that combines cosmopolitan flavour with old-world glamour, class and tradition. It’s an island rich with history and culture, with expensive yachts along the harbour and sailboats that make their way daily from nearby Turkey.Thanks to its unique elegance and special ambience, Symi has become a second home for people from all over the world. Whether you arrive at Gialos by ferry or cruise ship, you will be welcomed by the imposing homes of this multicoloured, listed neoclassical settlement. In its tavernas and restaurants you’ll sample the famous Symi shrimps.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Panormitis Monastery, Symi, Dodecanese, South AegeanOn the other side of the island you’ll light a candle and say a prayer at Taxiarchis Michael of Panormitis, the monastery that houses the icon of the famous miracle worker. Duration: 30 minutes

$285.43 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Lefkada Private Tour: Explore Lefkada Beaches Wine Photo Tour 10 hrs

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Porto Katsiki, Lefkada, Ionian IslandsA tour to Lefkada beaches can be custom to any of the west coast like Porto Katsiki, Gialos, Avali, Kavalikefta, Megali Petra, Milos, Kathisma. We will pick you up, and drive you to the beach of your choice and spend your daytime there swimming and having fun. At 12:00 PM approximately we will discuss regarding any modifications you wish to do, what other beaches you want to see, and how you want to seize your day in general. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Gialos Beach, Apollonii, Lefkada, Ionian IslandsGialos and Avali beaches are a long coastline 4km length, located 35km from the city of Lefkada on the west coast of Lefkada island. This very long and sandy beach is situated between Porto Katsiki and Egremni beach. The road might have some rough parts but the outcome will definitely reward you. You will also find canteens here serving snacks, coffee and beverages or cocktails. Due to the big length of the beach, there are also isolated areas for those who want to avoid crowds. Enjoy your day in this huge beach which is also applicable for nudism.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Megali Petra Beach, Lefkada, Ionian IslandsMageli Petra Beach and Kavalikefta Beach in Lefkada, are 2 beaches located after Kalamitsi village at the west coast of the island. They are situated almost 15-16km from the city of Lefkada and coastwise between Gialos beach and Kathisma beach. Megali Petra beach has a canteen with all the appropriate snacks and beverages. In front of the canteen, you will find the great view of huge rocks into the sea, light blue waters, and a small beach. There is also small parking here serving not a big amount of cars (parking serves both beaches) and for that reason, someone has to visit early in the morning in order to find their parking space. Kavalikefta is an empty but very beautiful beach next to Megali Petra. It looks a bit like Milos beach. Make sure you do not run out of the basics if planning to come to Kavalikefta beach. Here is a great place for free camping and nudism or just to spend a long day. Duration: 3 hours

$2911.46 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sailing Vacation in the Aegean, Greece (8 days)

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival at Rhodes Island & EmbarkationStop At: RhodeTrip, Rhodes Town, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South AegeanWe pick you up from Diagoras Airport of Rhodes and take you to the port. Ready for embarkation? Let's set sail!Practice lesson: Meeting the boat, sails, sailing and safety equipmentTheory lesson: Learn how to sail, setting the sails and tuning the boatDuration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Dinner on the yachtAccommodation included: overnight at yachtDay 2: Hop to Symi, the aristrocratic and sophisticated IslandStop At: Windmills of Symi, Symi, Dodecanese, South AegeanSymi Island, combines cosmopolitan flavour with old-world glamour, class and tradition. At Gialos, you will be welcomed by the imposing homes of this multicoloured, listed neoclassical settlement, an architectural masterpiece.Ai Giorgis Disalonas, the most impressive beach in Symi with its trademark 300 meter-tall rock laying its shadow on the sand. This beach is accessible only by boat.Panormitis monastery comes out as you enter the well hidden cove of Panormitis, which overlooks the town’s beautiful blue bay. It’s tradition for every Greek sailor to pay a visit to the monastery sometime during his life. The Cove of Panormitis is one of the most peaceful and serene places on Symi Island.Practice lesson: Learn how to set the sails and move the boatTheory lesson: Boat anchoring, Boat docking, Boat maneuverDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Light lunch, such as roasted chicken, greek salad, breadAccommodation included: Overnight at yachtDay 3: Hot to Tilos Island, the little emerald in the AegeanStop At: Mandraki Harbour, Rhodes Town, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South AegeanHop at Tilos island, a small and quiet island in the Dodecanese chain, near Rhodes Island, mesmerizing the visitor with its original atmosphere and unspoilt nature.Practice lesson: Learn how the boat is anchoring, how the boat is docking and how it is maneuveringTheory lesson: Seafaring, Sailing using the GPS and ElectronicsDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Light lunch (such as roasted chicken, greek salad, bread)Accommodation included: Overnight at yachtDay 4: Hop to Nisyros Island, the volcanic retro IslandStop At: Nisyros, Dodecanese, South AegeanThe three-crater volcano will make your trip here unforgettable, with its lunar landscape and picturesque port, Mandraki.Practice lesson: Learn how to fare the Sea and sail using GPS and ElectronicsTheory lesson: International Rules for the prevention of Collisions at seas (IRPCS)Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Light lunch (such as roasted chicken, greek salad, bread)with beverages / wine or beerAccommodation included: Overnight at yachtDay 5: One more day at Nisyros IslandStop At: Nisyros, Dodecanese, South AegeanNisyros shapes an exceptional character with diversified landscapes. A place that still keeps its peaceful vibe and deserves one more day for exploring (visit the volcano, etc.)Practice lesson: SAILING, man overboard (MOB), Sailing at nightDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Light Lunch (such as roasted chicken, Greek salad, bread)With beverages / wine / beerAccommodation included: Overnight at yachtDay 6: Hop to Halki Island, the small paradise island of the South AegeanStop At: Mandraki Harbour, Rhodes Town, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South AegeanAn incredibly beautiful little island, a picturesque town with colourful houses, wonderful beaches and crystal clear waters. Practice: Sailing. You are the captain!Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Light Lunch (such as roasted chicken, Greek salad, bread)With beverages / wine / beerAccommodation included: Overnight at yachtDay 7: Hop to Rhodes Island & Lindos BayStop At: Lindos Beach, Lindos, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South AegeanDaily excursion to Lindos bays. Visit the most picturesque village on the island, built on a slope, and its magnificent ancient Acropolis. Enjoy the small bays and St. Paul's bay, listed by tripadvisor in the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Light Lunch (such as roasted chicken, Greek salad, bread)With beverages / wine / beerAccommodation included: Overnight at yachtDay 8: Disembark & departStop At: Mandraki Harbour, Rhodes Town, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South AegeanIn a week time, you discovered the wonders of the Aegean Sea and learned to sail!You are awarded with the Sailing Certificate and we officially anounce you Captain!Our sea adventure comes to an end. We have time to discuss its highlights while we drop you off at the airport.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.