Symi Island from Rhodes with transfers from Ialysos and Ixia

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109 reviews   (4.55)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Rhodes, Rhodes

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Visit one of the most beautiful islands of the Aegean on this full-day cruise from Rhodes! Travel to Symi on a comfortable passenger ferry Nikolaos X. Stop for 1hour individual sightseeing in the impressive monastery of St. Michael Panormitis before traveling to the picturesque Symi village for another 3.5 hours free time of sightseeing, swimming, relaxing, shopping, dining. Your Symi Island Cruise includes round-trip hotel transport from Ialyssos, Ixia, and Kallithea resorts.

What's Included

3.5 hours free time in Symi village

Boarding cards for the day trip

Brief 1-hour visit to Panormitis Monastery

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only - Ialyssos, Ixia, and Rhodes City)

Map & Information about Symi Island

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off from other resorts than Ialyssos, Ixia

Tour guide

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 9
  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

We will come to pick you up from your accommodation and drive you to the FERRY boat. Your check-in and boarding cards will be arranged, and off you go! Also, receive a customized take-away guide with interesting information, a map of Symi town and directions. Departure is from the historic port Mandraki, passing by the sight of the ancient Colossus.

• Admission Ticket Free

Panormitis Monastery
The first stop is the little scenic bay, home to the Holy Monastery of Archangel Michael of PANORMITIS. As you approach the Monastery, you will hear Church bells ringing, warmly welcoming all the pilgrims, explorers, holidaymakers & curious travelers. The Holy Monastery is a treasury of the Greek-Orthodox culture. The contemporary church was built in 1783 and hosts the miraculous all silver-plated icon of Archangel Michael. The main architectural feature of the Monastery is it's impressive bell tower, a mixture of Baroque and Renaissance styles. The monastery also houses two museums with a large collection of ecclesiastical art, icons, ship model offerings and important objects of the island's folk culture. Admire the 18th c. wall paintings, light a candle for good luck and walk around to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this holy place.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Agios Georgios Dysalona Beach
The ship will pass by the famed St. George bay so you can make nice photos of the small church at the bottom of the imposing cliff.

• Admission Ticket Free


Lovely Symi
Joan S, 30-10-2022
Wonderful trip to a fascinating island
Picked up from hotel to Rhodes ,easy trip on boat Sea Dreams and a very nice English speaking guide for a the first half hour explaining the history of Symi and just a quick tour to sponge factory and the church and then guidance on restaurants
Very helpful young lady
Later on to monastery before leaving for Rhodes and return to hotel
Well worth trip
Similar island
Bruce M, 12-10-2022
Didn’t really read the itinerary so was not really prepared for being away for 10 hours in total !! In saying that we really enjoyed our trip, one hour and a half to visit a monastery for an hour and then on to Simmy which is beautiful three hours and 30 minutes was enough to see everything we needed to see. Beautiful picture is clean value for money was incredible book journey alone I was worth it seen some dolphins I think to look out for is when you’re so close to Turkey your phone picks up turkey Internet and you may get charged a fortune for sending messages et cetera all in all great trip worth €35 each
Travel171393, 01-10-2022
Absolutely lovely place we were picked up by Manosgoing and taken into Rodes Town to go on our day trip over to Symi Island. Our first stop on the ferry was at Panormitis to see the Monastery of Archangel Michael this was wonderful so much history.. Then went onto Symi Town wow such a beautiful place and if you can do go on the Noddy Train which takes you round Symi wonderful views this take about 40 minutes.
Worth it
petrosk838, 25-08-2022
Fair price, safe travel, nice and kind people, everything tidy and on schedule, definitely worth it
Great Day out
405peterv, 12-01-2023
Great day out. Enjoyed the monastery and the town. Had a good lunch, The boat trip was enjoyable. Watch your mobile phone data as on the boat you might connect to a Turkish network!
Symi is definitely worth to see, but I suggest buy tickets directly and may be even choose another vessel. Stay overnight in Sym
Signe M, 09-10-2022
Symi is gorgeous and Panormitis monastery magnificent as well. Ship was decent, but crowded. I was little bit sad that I failed to book it myself directly, or dod not check on ships at the harbour, so we decided to buy tickets from company and only after cruise we xame to conclusion that overpayed. But a school costs money. Will know next time.
Sailing seemed too long and would love more time on island.

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