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Rhodes: High-Speed Boat Cruise to Symi Island

1. Rhodes: 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.

From Rhodes: Full-Day Boat Trip to Symi Island

2. From Rhodes: Full-Day Boat Trip to Symi Island

Cross the Aegean Sea from the port of Rhodes and sail to Symi Island, where traditional houses greet you as you sail into the harbor. Upon arrival, get some free time to explore the stunning island on your own or choose to follow your guide. 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. Take a taxi boat to a secluded beach for a refreshing dip or instead try to taste as many local delicacies as possible. Afterward, board your boat once again and admire Panormitis Monastery, dedicated to the Archangel Michael and known for its miracles.

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It went pretty quickly to Symi in the morning. Due to the heat it was very pleasant to be there at 10.30am. Back on the ship we went to the first bay for swimming and snorkeling. During this time, lunch was also served, which tasted very good. Then we went to a second bay, this was great too. The crew was amazing and very attentive. All in all a thoroughly great trip.

Die Reise war angenehm. Gut Organisiert, beim Rückfahrt waren alle verwiert wir konnten nicht mit dem Schnellboot zurück fahren, zu viel Wind. Leider brauchten wir über 2 std mit eine andere Boot zurück. Im Hafen waren die Busse schon dort um alle Personen entweder im Hotel oder zum andere Hafen zu Transportieren, alle haben Euro 10.00 zurück bekommen.

As a someone who's with a motion sickness my experience was pretty good . We've reached our destination very fast so we had time to explore the area . Best part was on our way back to Rhodes .

Perfect, a magnificent island at the end of the outward journey, a swim in crystal clear water on the way back. In short, perfect!

Highly recommended comfortable small group day trip to Symi