From Rhodes: Full-Day Boat Trip to Symi Island

From Rhodes: Full-Day Boat Trip to Symi Island

From $47.44 per person

Explore the colorful island of Symi and visit the historic Panormitis Monastery on a day trip from Rhodes. Get some free time to go to the Naval Museum or find your own quiet corner and relax!

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Duration 9 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Visit beautiful Symi island, said to be the prettiest island southern Greece
  • Go to the historic monastery dedicated to the Archangel Michael in Panormitis
  • See a war memorial carved out of a single rock
  • Make your own pictures on the most picturesque Greek island
Full description
Cross the Aegean Sea from the port of Rhodes and sail to Symi Island, where traditional houses greet you as you sail into harbor. Upon arrival, get some free time to explore the stunning island on your own.  Visit Panormitis Monastery, dedicated to the Archangel Michael and known for its miracles. Travel back in time at the Archaeological and Folklore Museum, visit the ruins of the knights’ castle overlooking Gialos or explore the island's maritime history at the Naval Museum. Stroll down cobblestone alleys and be enchanted at every corner, sample fresh seafood for lunch and walk down the Gialos promenade.
  • Round trip transportation by boat
  • Free time on Symi Island
  • Visit to Panormitis Monastery
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Boats depart from the Tourist port in Rhodes.

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  • At the time of booking you must input the full name, age and nationality for all participants, otherwise you will not be allowed to board the boat
  • You must bring your passport/ID in order to obtain your ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 118 reviews

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A great day on Symi Island. The journey takes about 1.5 hours. The ship is clean. Kiosk available at fair prices. Very cold on deck in the morning due to the wind, so take your jacket with you. Sufficient time to explore and lunch on the island (about 4 hours). The monastery was not so interesting, but nice to look at (1 hour stay). Don't forget to light the candle. All of them are a successful day with beautiful, but occasionally a little shaky, shipping. Tour from 9 a.m. to shortly after 6 p.m.

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October 25, 2019

I travel with a good program and good value for money. Symi and the Panormitis monastery are very beautiful, a visit that we recommend: being a one-day trip, it is obvious that the times for visits are limited and the time spent on the boat rather long. For us who wanted to get a general idea of the island, it went very well. For example, in Symi we were able to quickly explore the city, buy some souvenirs and take a quick swim in a beautiful cove just outside the city and from the port area, in Panormitis the stop time is shorter but in my opinion it is right that way . The only drawback: a bit of confusion at the first stop on understanding where the different guides were (there were numerous and rather scattered groups) and on understanding the time spent in the different stages (if possible, it would be better to know immediately as written information on the ticket / on site). Polite and very helpful crew.

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September 2, 2019

The tour was great. There was enough space on the boat. Our guide Gabriel was the best. He was super nice and answered all questions and gave us a lot of information about the island. You could also do a little tour with him on a bus on the island, which gave us a lot of insights. You could take beautiful pictures of Symi. I can only recommend the tour.

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July 6, 2019

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