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Rhodes: Speedboat Trip to Symi with Free Time to Explore

1. Rhodes: Speedboat Trip to Symi with Free Time to Explore

Admire views of town of Rhodes and the town of Symi from the water with this speedboat tour between these two points. Have ample time in Symi to shop, try local cuisine, and capture pictures of the colorful houses before returning by speedboat to Rhodes  Hop aboard the new speedboat in Kolona Harbor. Soak up some sun on the outdoor deck or cool off in the air-conditioned closed deck as you take in views of the Rhodes castle walls, the minarets of the Old Town, the medieval clock, and the Marine Gate. Head out from Rhode and catch a glimpse of the on your left hand the 46-meter high Naillac Tower, the windmills of Rhodes, the Saint Nicholas Fortress, and the Aquarium of Rhodes.  Arrive in the bay of Symi where you can spy the town of Symi which is amphitheatrically built. Spy the colorful neoclassical houses which reflect in the sea on clam days. Disembark and have over three hours to take in the charm of this island before returning to Rhodes. 

Rhodes: High-Speed Boat to Symi Island and St George's Bay

2. Rhodes: High-Speed Boat to Symi Island and St George's Bay

Tale a high-speed boat cruise to Symi, of the Dodecanese's most beautiful islands set amid the brilliant blue sea. Enjoy a fast boat service that gives you more time to explore the island. On the way, stop for swimming at Saint George’s bay. Begin your high-speed cruise at Mandraki Harbor as you set sail for Symi. On arrival, admire the turquoise water of the fishing harbor, the pastel-colored neoclassical buildings that frame the bay, and the colorful church domes dotting the landscape. Disembark at Symi and enjoy approximately 3 hours to explore the fishing town on your own. Have lunch at one of the numerous traditional tavernas (at your expense) or swim in the glittering waters. Depart Symi and admire the coastal views as you sail through Saint George’s Bay. Stop for a dip in the crystal clear waters or soak up the sunshine on deck before making your way back to Rhodes.

From Rhodes: Cruise to Symi Island and Saint George's Bay

3. From Rhodes: Cruise to Symi Island and Saint George's Bay

The excursions of SP Cruises to Symi start from the Mandraki Harbour of Rhodes every day at 10:00 in the morning. After about two hours we arrive at the beach of Agios Georgios, where we stay for an hour for diving and swimming in its clear blue waters. From there, we depart at 13:00 for Gialos, the main port of Symi, where you will have plenty of time to explore the quaint town and enjoy your lunch at one of its wonderful restaurants (lunch is not included in your cruise fare). We depart from the port of Symi at 16:20 to return to Mandraki harbour at 18:30, after a wonderful day with SP Cruises!

Rhodes: Symi Island & Panormitis Monastery Day Trip by Boat

4. 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: Boat Trip to Symi with Swim Stop at St. George Beach

5. Rhodes: Boat Trip to Symi with Swim Stop at St. George Beach

Admire views of town of Rhodes , the town of Symi and the turquoise waters of St.George with this speedboat tour. Have ample time in Symi to shop, try local cuisine, swim, sunbath, and capture pictures of the colorful houses before returning by speedboat to Rhodes  Hop aboard the new speedboat in Kolona Harbor. Soak up some sun on the outdoor deck or cool off in the air-conditioned closed deck as you take in views of the Rhodes castle walls, the minarets of the Old Town, the medieval clock, and the Marine Gate. Head out from Rhodes and catch a glimpse of the on your left hand the 46-meter high Naillac Tower, the windmills of Rhodes, the Saint Nicholas Fortress, and the Aquarium of Rhodes.  Arrive in the bay of Symi where you can spy the town of Symi which is amphitheatrically built. Spy the colorful neoclassical houses which reflect in the sea on clam days. Disembark and have over three hours to take in the charm of this island before returning to Rhodes.  Enjoy the boat tour from Symi town to St. George Beach. Swim in the turqoise waters in one of the most amazing beaches of Greece. You will have 1hr free time for swimming and sunbathing.

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

6. 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 Faliraki: Direct High Speed Boat to Symi

7. From Faliraki: Direct High Speed Boat to Symi

Take a high-speed boat cruise to Symi, of the Dodecanese's most beautiful islands set amid the brilliant blue sea. Enjoy a fast boat service that gives you more time to explore the island. On the way, stop for swimming at Saint George’s bay. Begin your high-speed cruise directly from our 4 stops in Faliraki Beach without having to board a bus and set sail for Symi (with a 10-minute stop in Mandraki Harbour, to disembark and embark people). On arrival, admire the turquoise water of the fishing harbor, the pastel-colored neoclassical buildings that frame the bay, and the colorful church domes dotting the landscape. Disembark at Symi and enjoy approximately 3 hours to explore the fishing town on your own. Have lunch at one of the numerous traditional tavernas (at your expense) or swim in the glittering waters. Depart Symi and admire the coastal views as you sail through Saint George’s Bay. Stop for a dip in the crystal clear waters or soak up the sunshine on deck before making your way back to Rhodes.

Rhodes: Speedboat trip to Symi Town and Panormitis Monastery

8. 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: Boat Trip to Symi Island and St Marina Bay

9. Rhodes Town: Boat Trip to Symi Island and St Marina Bay

Join a city cruise from Rhodes to Saint Marina Bay and the tiny boutique island of Symi, with sun beds and floating gear included. Stop for swimming and snorkeling in the bay which is only reachable by boat, before sailing to Symi to enjoy 3 hours of free time on the island. Depart in the morning and set sail for St. Marina Bay. Feel the sunshine on your faces and admire Rhodes from the water. Stop for a 30-minute break to swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear water of St. Marina Bay. Then, enjoy a short boat ride to Symi Harbor. Disembark and take 3 hours to explore Symi at your own pace. Soak up the stunning harbor views and lose yourself in the colorful streets lined with neo-classical houses. Finally, relax as you sail back to Rhodes Harbor in the evening.

Kiotari, Lardos, Pefkos, & Lindos: Speedboat to Symi Island

10. Kiotari, Lardos, Pefkos, & Lindos: Speedboat to Symi Island

Take a high-speed boat cruise to Symi, of the Dodecanese's most beautiful islands set amid the brilliant blue sea. Enjoy a fast boat service that gives you more time to explore the island. On the way, stop for swimming at Saint George’s bay. Begin your high-speed cruise from our two stops at Kiotari or Lardos beach and set sail for Symi(with a 10-minute stop in Mandraki Harbour, to disembark and embark people). On arrival, admire the turquoise water of the fishing harbor, the pastel-colored neoclassical buildings that frame the bay, and the colorful church domes dotting the landscape. Disembark at Symi and enjoy approximately 3 hours to explore the fishing town on your own. Have lunch at one of the numerous traditional tavernas (at your expense) or swim in the glittering waters. Depart Symi and admire the coastal views as you sail through Saint George’s Bay. Stop for a dip in the crystal clear waters or soak up the sunshine on deck before making your way back to Rhodes.

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Manos is an excellent company. They arrange everything for you and meet you with the boat tickets, saving you a lot of hassle. You then have the day to yourself. Panomitis Monastery is beautiful andI lit candles. Symi itself is great. By bots Venetian style Harbour with lots of good restaurants and tourist shops. I explored Symi itself- lots of windy lanes and reached as high up as a farm. Saw outside of a beautiful local church. Also saw the folk museum. Warning- if you explore further afield from harbour it's very easy to get lost. Local transport is sparse at best and taxi drivers do not always answer their phones. WiFi reception can be weak so please test first before relying on Google maps. Allow yourself plenty of time to get back to the boat. The locals are friendly and will do their best to help you. However please do not expect them all to speak English- after all you are on a Greek island. (p.s. I got lost but mercifully did make it back to the boat in time).

Amazing amazing. I heard about this place online before coming and knew I had to book a trip there. This was recommended to me and did not disappoint. Beautiful place, great boat ride there and back with a stop half way there so we could get into the sea.

We loved this activity, we had lots of free time to explore Symi, we had beautiful weather and views! We found the meeting points very easily and had no problems at all. It made our honeymoon one to remember!

The activity was fun, the views were amazing and it was a great experience! If you do the swim stop, be careful where you get off as we got off at the wrong stop!

Got there in just an hour, had 3 hours of free time and a swim stop in St George’s Bay! Definitely worth the price!