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  • Rhodes Town: High-Speed Boat Cruise to Symi Island

    1. Rhodes Town: High-Speed Boat Cruise to Symi Island

    Your 1-hour high-speed boat cruise starts from Mandraki Harbor at 11:00 AM. Take in the crystal clear waters of Symi's fishing harbor, the pastel-colored neoclassical buildings framing the bay, and the colorful church domes dotting the landscape. In Symi, you will have 3 full hours to explore the fishing town, have lunch at one of the numerous traditional tavernas, and try the famous Symi mini shrimp with a glass of Ouzo. After exploring, take time to swim in the amazing waters right nearby. Depart Symi at 3:00 PM, sailing through Saint George’s Bay, and stop for a dip in the crystal clear waters before heading back to Rhodes.

    Excellent! Fast ride on the boat was a lot of fun! Symi harbour is very beautiful! Swimming in the stunning waters of the St. George bay was a pleasure! Recommend this to everyone who likes sea, waves, wind, swimming and beautiful islands!

  • Rhodes Town: Boat Trip to Symi Island and St George Bay

    2. Rhodes Town: Boat Trip to Symi Island and St George Bay

    Depart at 8:45 AM, and sails to St. George Bay – one of the most stunning beaches in the world. We will stop for a 40 minute break, where you can swim and snorkel off the boat in the crystal clear blue water. When all passengers are back on board, the boat sets sail to Symi main harbour, with the journey from St George Bay taking around 15 minutes. In Symi, you will have 3 hours of free time to explore the amazing views, colorful streets and the famous harbour. The boat will return to Rhodes Harbour at 17:00, ending a fun day mixing beautiful beaches with a historical and quaint Greek village.

    Boat ride was fabulous Symi island was absolutely beautiful The staff on the boat were very friendly and welcoming Especially Anna she was an amazing host, very hospitable Thank you

  • From Rhodes: Symi Island Full Day Trip by Boat

    3. From Rhodes: Symi Island Full Day Trip by Boat

    Be picked up from the nearest designated pickup point to your accommodation and be brought to the port, where you will receive your boarding card and tips for the day. It takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach the island of Symi. You can sit on the deck or inside, wherever you feel is most comfortable. The first stop will be the Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis where you will have approximately 1-hour of free time for your individual visit. You can light a candle or walk around and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this holy place. After, continue the boat cruise, following the precise boarding time provided at the front of the boat. Enjoy a beautiful 1-hour cruise around the island’s west coast with a small stop by the famous bay of St. George for a swim. Entering the little harbor of Symi you will be amazed by the colorful houses and many private sailing boats and...

    Lovely day trip. Symi is beautiful. The swim stop was amazing. A lovely day at a great price.

  • From Rhodes: Boat Trip to Symi Island with Hotel Transfer

    4. From Rhodes: Boat Trip to Symi Island with Hotel Transfer

    Admire the beauty of the island of Symi on a day trip from Rhodes. After a pick-up from your hotel, head to the harbor, board a boat, and enjoy the cruise. Once in Symi, wander the city and see the natural sponges that live along the coast of the island. Visit one of the countless monasteries or chapels on the island, scale the 400 steps of the Kali Strata and see the rest of the Johanniter fortress, then simply enjoy the incredible view over the city and sea.

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What people are saying about Symi

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 670 reviews

It was a great trip and worth every penny! It is worthwhile to be at the boat in good time in the morning (ie 30-45 mins) in order to get a place on the deck, the sun loungers are rare. Otherwise the crew was very professional and well organized.

Excellent! Fast ride on the boat was a lot of fun! Symi harbour is very beautiful! Swimming in the stunning waters of the St. George bay was a pleasure! Recommend this to everyone who likes sea, waves, wind, swimming and beautiful islands!

This activity was fantastic. Safety and cleaning on the boat was paramount. Staff were great. Symi island is lovely. We took the wee train around Symi, the driver was great and will take photos for you

Boat ride was fabulous Symi island was absolutely beautiful The staff on the boat were very friendly and welcoming Especially Anna she was an amazing host, very hospitable Thank you

Amazing tour, very well organized and Symi island is fantastic!