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From Rhodes: Symi Island Full Day Trip by Boat

From Rhodes: Symi Island Full Day Trip by Boat

Activity provider: Manosgoing
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From US$ 36.52 per person

Take a full day trip by boat to Symi, the neighboring beautiful island of Rhodes. The island is famous for colorful neo-classical house facades, charming fishermen boats, sponge diving traditions, the Monastery of Panormitis, and delicious seafood.

About this activity

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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Pickup optional
You will be informed by email about the precise pickup place and time for your particular pickup point. If your hotel is not listed, the local partner will suggest the nearest pickup location.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit one of the most traditional and colorful islands in the Aegean Sea
  • Reach the island on-board the comfortable and fast ferry boat Nikolaos X
  • Enjoy 2 stops during the day — Panormitis Monastery and Symi Town
  • Stop for a swim at St. George's Bay, on designated days
Full description

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.

After 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, including a small stop by the famous Bay of St. George for a swim on Tuesdays and Saturdays (subject to change). 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 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.

  • Roundtrip boat tickets
  • Map of Symi with information and directions
  • Free time at Panormitis Monastery
  • Free time at Symi village
  • Port transfer from designated pickup points in Ixia, Ialyssos, Faliraki, Kalithea, and Rhodes Town (if option selected)
  • Meals and beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

Look for the Ferry Boat - Nikolaos X, opposite the Bank of Greece. To get good seats, arrive at least 30 minutes before the departure (around 08:30 AM) and present your Booking Confirmation to the Manos Going agent at the check-in desk in front of the ferry. You will receive boarding cards and a Symi Map with useful information. You might need to fill in a COVID-19 Health Declaration form before boarding (copies will be available outside the ship).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Photography inside

Know before you go

  • It is highly recommended that you bring sunscreen, a hat, and a bottle of water
  • Soon after your booking, you will be notified by email about the precise pickup details, particularly for your accommodation. For bookings from other resorts than Ixia, Ialyssos and Rhodes town, you will receive information about the ferry location and boarding procedure
  • Hotel pickups start roughly 1 hour before the departure of the tour. You will be provided precise pickup time for your location
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 678 reviews

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Very good tour, well organized and everything went according to plan. There's enough time for all the visits, seats on the ferry were good and it was possible to keep distance to others during Corona. The crew were friendly and helpful throughout the entire trip. Very good value for the money.

August 9, 2021

Wir wurden pünktlich in der Nähe unseres Hotels abgeholt und zum Hafen gebracht. Wir waren sehr früh vor Ort und konnten uns super Plätze sichern. Es wurde auch während der Fahrt immer wieder überprüft, ob alle Gäste ihre Maske richtig tragen, was ich als vorbildlich empfand, aber diverse Gäste sehr gestört hat. Es war wirklich ein toller Ausflug, der sehr gut organisiert war und alle Personen waren äusserts freundlich und hilfsbereit.

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July 11, 2021

Symi is such a beautiful, beautiful village! The color of the buildings is as seen in pictures, no editing! Gorgeous place! How ère the ride was à bit stiff, not the fault of crew members but just the tourists themselves. Very uptight set of tourists. Almost spoiled it for me

June 20, 2021

Product ID: 145041