From Rhodes: Symi Island Full Day Trip by Boat

From Rhodes: Symi Island Full Day Trip by Boat

From £25.58 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 and delicious sea food.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 - 11 hours
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Pickup optional
You will be informed by email about the precise pickup place and time for your particular accommodation. If your hotel is not listed, provide the address and 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
Full description
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 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. At the end of your day trip, you will be pleased to find your driver waiting to take you back to your hotel!  
  • Port transfer from designated pickup points in Ixia, Ialyssos, Faliraki, Kalithea, and Rhodes Town (if option selected)
  • Roundtrip boat tickets
  • Free time at Panormitis Monastery
  • Free time at Symi village
  • Pickup from areas other than Ialyssos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, or Kallithea
  • Guided tours in Symi
  • Meals and beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    To get good seats, arrive at least 30 minutes before the departure of the Ferry (around 08:30 am) and present your Booking Number at the check-in desk in front of the ferry. The agent will provide your boarding cards and information booklet. You will also 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

    • The swimming stop at St George Bay is available on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday (days are subject to change)
    • At the time of booking once you have given your hotel name, you will be notified by email about the pick-up details
    • This tour only includes pick-up from the areas of Ixia, Ialyssos and Rhodes Town
    • 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 pick-up 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
    • This tour only includes pickup from the areas of Ixia, Ialyssos, Rhodes Town, and Kallithea
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 481 reviews

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    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

    20 June 2021

    The tour was very pleasant. The pickup happened right on time and we were given plenty of time to explore the monastery and the town of Symi. The weather was very hot on the day I visited, so I chose to go to the small beach north of the town for one hour before leaving the island, and I would definitely recommend it!

    24 September 2020

    Symi is beautiful and well worth the travelling to get there. However we had planned to do a lot there but it was so hot that we just wandered around, ate lunch, ice cream and had lots of cold drinks! The ferry crew need to tell passengers to wear masks though. The voice on the loud speaker was hard to understand but did say that masks were compulsory. A lot of people ignored the rule and the crew did nothing.

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    5 September 2020

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