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Rhodes: Symi Island & Panormitis Monastery Day Trip by Boat

Rhodes: Symi Island & Panormitis Monastery Day Trip by Boat

Enjoy a day trip to the stunning Symi Island and see the Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis, Symi Harbor, neo-classical mansions, cafes, and more. You will board a comfortable boat where you can sit on the deck or inside to experience the journey. Start your experience at the port, where you'll receive your boarding card and a map with information about Symi Island. 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. Continue the boat cruise, following the precise boarding time provided at the front of the boat. Enjoy a scenic 1-hour cruise around the island’s west coast. Every Saturday (from mid-June to mid-September) there is an extra stop for swimming 20 min at Nymporio Bay. Entering the little harbor of Symi you will be amazed by the colorful houses and many private sailing boats and yachts. You will then have approximately 3.5-4 hours of free time for your visit. Symi village is full of beautiful, neo-classical mansions, folk and art shops, many cafeterias, hospitable taverns, and stalls with sponges and wooden carvings. Feel the authentic atmosphere, have a casual walk through the port, get the fun train for a great drive through Symi town, go for a swim or enjoy a nice meal in one of the many sea-front taverns.

Rhodes: Speedboat trip to Symi Town and Panormitis Monastery

Rhodes: Speedboat trip to Symi Town and Panormitis Monastery

Experience the beauty and history of Greece on our boat trip to Symi and Panormitis Monastery. Set sail from Rhodes and enjoy breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea as you make your way to the charming island of Symi. Explore its picturesque harbor, soak up the sun, and indulge in delicious local cuisine. Then, visit the stunning Panormitis Monastery, a place of pilgrimage for Orthodox Christians. The itinerary includes a leisurely cruise through the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, a visit to the enchanting town of Symi, and a bus tour at the historic Panormitis Monastery, with a stop for a Panoramic photo of the island. Discover the island's rich history and cultural heritage as you explore its quaint streets and marvel at the stunning architecture. Relax and unwind on board the boat, soak up the sun, and take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters. Enjoy a delicious lunch featuring local specialties before heading back to Rhodes. The activity ends with drop-off at a central location in Rhodes, giving you the opportunity to explore more of the city on your own or head back to your hotel. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure, book now and experience the beauty of Greece like never before!

Rhodes Town: Symi Full-Day Yacht Cruise with Meal & Drinks

Rhodes Town: Symi Full-Day Yacht Cruise with Meal & Drinks

Cruise on a yacht to the beautiful island of Symi and be served unlimited drinks by your crew. Visit Symi town which is lined with colorful neo-classical houses and enjoy a full lunch on the yacht. Take a swim stop and cool down in St. George Bay on this full-day trip. Begin your trip with a cup of coffee or tea as you check in and get comfortable for the cruise. Head towards the mountainous island of Symi and make your first stop directly in the main city of Symi Yalos. Gaze at the colorful houses as you float into the port of Symi. Spend a couple of hours discovering the little alleys, local shops, and the breathtaking UNESCO-protected Old Town. Next, sail to the sheltered St. George Bay and admire the beauty of the golden sand, clear blue water, and steep rocky overhang. Here, take a cool dip while the crew prepares your lunch. Take your time to unwind and sunbathe, swim, savor a cold beverage and eat traditional Greek cuisine. After this, you go to the 3rd stop a small private island called Seskli a jewel of the Dodecanese where you can enjoy your snorkeling and enjoy the beautiful wild nature. Finally, head back to Rhodes and appreciate the view of beaches and isolated coves on the way back. Arrive back at Mandrki port on Rhodes Island fully relaxed.

From Rhodes: Symi Island Boat Trip with Hotel Transfers

From Rhodes: Symi Island Boat Trip with Hotel Transfers

Start with pickup in Rhodes and make your way to the boat. Sit back and relax on board and enjoy the air-conditioned lounge with a bar, where you can purchase coffee, snacks, soft drinks, and ice cream. Alternatively, choose the sundeck upstairs where you'll find another bar along with a shaded area with tables to relax at and enjoy your refreshments. Soak up the sun and admire the endless blue of the Dodecanese. First, make a stop is at Panormitis and see the monastery dedicated to the Archangel Michael, the protector of the island. Admire the large icon of Archangel Michael inside and light a candle if you wish. After the stop at Panormitis, continue to St. George's Bay. Make a quick stop to admire the breathtaking beach with its clear waters and towering cliffs that create a unique atmosphere. Arrive at Symi's Gialos Harbor and admire the striking colorful villas. Disembark and enjoy approximately 3 hours of free time to explore. Walk through the beautiful alleyways, hike to Castro and the windmills, go up the Kali Strata and admire the views, or sample local cuisine.

From Faliraki: Symi, St. George Bay, and Panormitis Cruise

From Faliraki: Symi, St. George Bay, and Panormitis Cruise

Start with a comfortable bus transfer from meeting points at select hotels and bus stops in Faliraki, Kremasti, Ialysos, and Rhodes. Hop on board a spacious catamaran with has an air-conditioned lounge with a bar, where you can purchase a morning coffee, snacks, soft drinks and ice cream. Head up to the sundeck upstairs, where you can take in the views at second bar that has a shaded area with tables where you can relax while surrounded by the endless blue of the sea. Those that want to work on their tan can access non-shaded areas. Stop at the Panormitis Monastery which is dedicated to archangel Michael, who is thought to be the protector of the island. Have about 45-minutes of free time to see a large and sacred icon of the archangel, light a candle, buy a Komboskini prayer bracelet, or buy some traditional butter cookies. Continue your journey with a quick stop at St. George's Bay beach which is only accessible by boat. Stop to snap photos of the crystal-clear waters at this blue flag beach that is hugged by impressive cliffs that reach a height of 300 meters. Set sail to the famed Gialos harbor on Symi island, where brightly-colored buildings are stacked on a hill next to the sea. Spend plenty of free time exploring narrow streets, hiking to the local windmills, trekking to the Kali Strata viewpoint, or capturing pictures of highlights like the clock tower. Buy some tasty food like simiako garidaki (tiny shrimp), tiropita tourta (Symian cheese pie), or Akoumia (traditional donuts made from rice flour). Return to your disembarkation point and transfer back to your meeting point by bus at the end of your tour.

Faliraki : Boat trip to Symi & St.George's Bay

Faliraki : Boat trip to Symi & St.George's Bay

COME ABOARD SYMI II - CATAMARAN & ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE FULL DAY BOAT TRIP TO SYMI. You will see the colorful island through 2 different stops at the most stunning places it has to showcase - Symi Town St. &George's Bay . On board you will be greeted by a cool, air-conditioned lounge with a bar, where you can enjoy your morning coffee, snacks, soft drinks and ice cream. (The items are not included in the price of the excursion). You can also choose the sundeck upstairs, where we have another up-to-date bar and a shaded area with tables to relax and enjoy your refreshments. Soak in the sun to work on that tan and admire the endless blue of the Dodecanese. Entering the famous harbor "Gialos" in Symi, don't forget to have your camera ready. Trust us, as soon as you see the colorful villas, you will be swept off your feet. You will have approximately 3 hours of free time to explore this color exploding place. Our suggestions: Wonder around in the beautiful alleyways of Symi. Take a picture of the clock tower (famous Big Ben replica). Hike to Castro and the windmills Go up the Kali Strata - the path will take you on a journey full of stunning views, architecture and overall scenery of the island. Try the tasty local cuisine - Sea food delicacy - tiny shrimps called ‘’Simiako garidaki”. Symian cheese pie called “tiropita-tourta” and last but not least the famous Akoumia - traditional donuts made from rice flour. Symi is known for having some of the best natural sea sponges you can get your hands on Take pictures of the beautiful scenery and the intricate mosaics that are traditional to the Dodecanese islands Don’t miss the sculpture of the Sponge Diver close to the bridge at the harbour. Stathis G. Hatzisavas. In 1913, he free dove to a depth of 88 meters, for 4 minutes. After our stop in Symi town we will set sail to our next destination St. George's Bay -photoshoot stop. Just a quick stop to capture this breathtaking beach that is only accessible by boat The most crystal-clear blue water you have ever seen hugs the impressive cliffs that reach up to 300 m. high. The combination creates a unique atmosphere.

Southeast Rhodes: Panormitis, St. George Bay, & Symi Cruise

Southeast Rhodes: Panormitis, St. George Bay, & Symi Cruise

Start with a comfortable bus transfer from meeting points at select hotels and bus stops in Southeast Rhodes. Hop on board a spacious catamaran with has an air-conditioned lounge with a bar, where you can purchase a morning coffee, snacks, soft drinks and ice cream. Head up to the sundeck upstairs, where you can take in the views at second bar that has a shaded area with tables where you can relax while surrounded by the endless blue of the sea. Those that want to work on their tan can access non-shaded areas. Stop at the Panormitis Monastery which is dedicated to archangel Michael, who is thought to be the protector of the island. Have free time to see a large and sacred icon of the archangel, light a candle, buy a Komboskini prayer bracelet, or purchase some traditional butter cookies. Continue your journey with a quick stop at St. George's Bay beach which is only accessible by boat. Admire crystal-clear waters at this blue flag beach that is hugged by impressive cliffs that reach a height of 300 meters. Set sail to the famed Gialos harbor on Symi island, where brightly-colored buildings are stacked on a hill next to the sea. Spend 3-hours of free time exploring narrow streets, hiking to the local windmills, trekking to the Kali Strata viewpoint, or capturing pictures of highlights like the clock tower. Buy some tasty food like simiako garidaki (tiny shrimp), tiropita tourta (Symian cheese pie), or Akoumia (traditional donuts made from rice flour). Return to your disembarkation point and transfer back to your meeting point by bus at the end of your tour.

From Rhodes: Symi Island Day Trip by Boat with Hotel Pickup

From Rhodes: Symi Island Day Trip by Boat with Hotel Pickup

Visit the island of Symi on a day trip by boat from Rhodes. Take some time to explore the charming harborside village of Symi, and discover the picturesque beaches and inlets of the south side of the islands, with a fantastic view of the Panormitis Monastery. Start with pickup from your hotel. Depart from the harbor in Rhodes and cruise to the island of Symi. Disembark at the harbor of Symi and discover a beautiful and relaxed fisherman's village with neo-classical pastel-coloured houses. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the quiet streets of the village. Browse the quaint shops in search of natural sea sponges and cooking spices. You can also purchase some lunch in one of the many seaside tavernas. After lunch, board the boat and continue the adventure to the south of the island. Admire the views of the coastline inlets, including the Panormitis Monastery, which is dedicated to the Archangel Michael and is comprised of a large bell tower and an ornate 12th-century church. Finally, relax on the return journey to Rhodes. As you disembark, board the bus for the return journey to your hotel.

Kolympia,Afantou:Boat trip to Symi- St.George Bay-Panormitis

Kolympia,Afantou:Boat trip to Symi- St.George Bay-Panormitis

COME ABOARD SYMI II - CATAMARAN AND ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE FULL DAY BOAT TRIP TO SYMI. You will see the colorful island through 3 different stops at the most stunning places it has to showcase. Panormitis Monastery - St. George's Bay - Symi Town. On board you will be greeted by a cool, air-conditioned lounge with a bar, where you can enjoy your morning coffee, snacks, soft drinks and ice cream. (The items are not included in the price of the excursion). You can also choose the sundeck upstairs, where we have another up-to-date bar and a shaded area with tables to relax and enjoy your refreshments. Soak in the sun to work on that tan and admire the endless blue of the Dodecanese. The Catamaran's first stop is at Panormitis where you will have about 45 minutes. During that time, you can see the Monastery dedicated to Archangel Michael, who is the protector of the island. Estimated to have been built during the years of the Turkish occupation and has been reconstructed several times since then. It's most significant restoration work was done by Anastasis Karnavas between 1777 and 1873. Inside the church lives a large and sacred icon of Archangel Michael. It is believed that through this icon the saint not only offers protection and guidance but also performs miracles. Legend has it that if you put a prayer inside of a bottle and toss it into the sea from anywhere, the bottle will find it's way to this cove and the wish will be granted by Archangel Michael. Our suggestions: Light a candle at the monastery Buy a Komboskini - Greek rope bracelet for prayer Taste the traditional butter cookies from the oldest wood oven located in the Monastery Make a wish for your loved ones After our stop in Panormitis we will set sail to our next destination St. George's Bay Just a quick stop to capture this breathtaking beach that is only accessible by boat The most crystal-clear blue water you have ever seen hugs the impressive cliffs that reach up to 300 m. high. The combination creates a unique atmosphere. Entering the famous harbor "Gialos" in Symi, don't forget to have your camera ready. Trust us, as soon as you see the colorful villas, you will be swept off your feet. You will have approximately 3 hours of free time to explore this color exploding place. Our suggestions: Wonder around in the beautiful alleyways of Symi. Take a picture of the clock tower (famous Big Ben replica). Hike to Castro and the Windmills Go up the "Kali Strata" - the path will take you on a journey full of stunning views, architecture and overall scenery of the island. Try the tasty local cuisine - Sea food delicacy - tiny shrimps called ‘’simiako garidaki”. Symian cheese pie called “tiropita - tourta” and last but not least the famous Akoumia - traditional donuts made from rice flour. Learn about the long tradition of sponge diving and smell all the aromas from herbs and spices

Ialysos,Ixia: Boat trip to Symi & St.George's Bay

Ialysos,Ixia: Boat trip to Symi & St.George's Bay

COME ABOARD SYMI II - CATAMARAN & ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE FULL DAY BOAT TRIP TO SYMI. You will see the colorful island through 2 different stops at the most stunning places it has to showcase - Symi Town St. &George's Bay . On board you will be greeted by a cool, air-conditioned lounge with a bar, where you can enjoy your morning coffee, snacks, soft drinks and ice cream. (The items are not included in the price of the excursion). You can also choose the sundeck upstairs, where we have another up-to-date bar and a shaded area with tables to relax and enjoy your refreshments. Soak in the sun to work on that tan and admire the endless blue of the Dodecanese. Entering the famous harbor "Gialos" in Symi, don't forget to have your camera ready. Trust us, as soon as you see the colorful villas, you will be swept off your feet. You will have approximately 3 hours of free time to explore this color exploding place. Our suggestions: Wonder around in the beautiful alleyways of Symi. Take a picture of the clock tower (famous Big Ben replica). Hike to Castro and the windmills Go up the Kali Strata - the path will take you on a journey full of stunning views, architecture and overall scenery of the island. Try the tasty local cuisine - Sea food delicacy - tiny shrimps called ‘’Simiako garidaki”. Symian cheese pie called “tiropita-tourta” and last but not least the famous Akoumia - traditional donuts made from rice flour. Symi is known for having some of the best natural sea sponges you can get your hands on Take pictures of the beautiful scenery and the intricate mosaics that are traditional to the Dodecanese islands Don’t miss the sculpture of the Sponge Diver close to the bridge at the harbour. Stathis G. Hatzisavas. In 1913, he free dove to a depth of 88 meters, for 4 minutes. After our stop in Symi town we will set sail to our next destination St. George's Bay -photoshoot stop. Just a quick stop to capture this breathtaking beach that is only accessible by boat The most crystal-clear blue water you have ever seen hugs the impressive cliffs that reach up to 300 m. high. The combination creates a unique atmosphere.

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Overall rating

4.4
(1,089 reviews)

If you have time and are seaworthy, you should definitely visit the neighboring island of Symi. Collecting the tickets went well. The guides were easy to find. The boat trip was a bit choppy. There was a draft on deck (that's how it is on the open sea) and now and then water splashes on deck, even right up to the top. So be sure to pack waterproof clothing or a change of clothes. The ship's crew makes a lot of effort to get all guests to dry land. It worked out well. There was no guide on site, which didn't bother us, so we were able to move around freely. 1 hour at the monastery and 3.5 hours in Symi were definitely enough. We at least saw all the recommended sights.

Well organized. A lovely trip that everyone enjoyed. The snacks were nice, but of course no big deal. Driving around Symi in the minibus was definitely an experience!

All went smoothly and much cheaper than booking with our tour operator

Great trip! Definitely worth visiting the Monastery.

Excellent experience,wish we had longer in symi 👍👍