DESCRIPTION OF THE EXCURSION
While approaching the port of Symi, after travelling 1.5 hours approx. along the northwest coast of Rhodes island, you will have the overwhelming feeling of entering a perfectly painted image of a scenic traditional village. As a rule, people remain agape and cannot take their eyes off the spectacular sight. A galore of two and three stored traditional stone houses, painted in all colors but mostly in indigo, ochre and terracotta, with red tiled roofs and cute little balconies with railings set up the peculiarity of the island.
The island of Symi is adorned with traditional houses and charming neoclassical buildings that feature peaked roofs of red tile and wonderful balconies, authentic fishermen boats, private yachts & sailboats & folk and art shops, stalls with sponges & wooden carvings! During your 3 hours and 30 minutes staying at Symi, you can relax walking along the colorful coastline, swimming at the small beach of Symi which is organized with sunbeds and different of choices of local sea view restaurants, tasting seafood under the sounds of the waves. All these restaurants and cafes surround a beautiful bay filled with small boats and the sparkling blue water of the Aegean sea.
Get your camera out and snap some photos! Symi is more than words or photos can say! Symi is also famous for its sea sponges and there are even a few places that sell them as souvenirs in town and also oils, honey, spices and wild herbs. Stroll the harbor but don’t forget to cut into the backstreets of town to see it all!
For as much as travelers rave about the beaches, Symi has plenty of history and culture to see as well. No place is this better exemplified than at the Panormitis Monastery overlooks the bay. As you approach the Monastery, you will hear church bells ringing, warmly welcoming all the pilgrims, explorers, holidaymakers & curious travelers. It was built in the late of 18th century and this masterpiece is certainly worth to visit! 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 the impressive bell tower, a mixture of Baroque and Renaissance styles. The colors alone will wow you and the setting on the water of the Panormitis Port is breathtaking. During your 1 hour staying, don’t miss to visit the museum inside and grab a refreshing drink at the café in front of the sea.
Get your cameras out and picture the perfect Port!
Get lost in the alleyways of Gialos!
Don’t miss the monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis!
Walk up the stairs (Kali Strata to Chorio) for the Old Capital!
Faliraki, Kallithea, Rhodes City, Ixia, Ialyssos, Kremasti.
From Mandraki Port.
Self – Guided tour
Enjoy relaxing walks along the colorful traditional houses in Symi!
Don’t miss a swim stop!
Visit Panormitis Monastery, a landmark in the early 18th century & don’t forget also the museum inside!
Taste the local seafood delicacies in one of the many restaurants just in front of the sea!
Take memories with you buying the famous sponges!
The easiest way to book is at our office. Come and meet our tour advisors, George & Maria and receive all the information, suggestions, tips, leaflets, maps… We like meeting our customers.
If you prefer to pre-book the tours but pick-up your tickets and arrange the payment upon your arrival, do not hesitate to get in touch with us by e-mail. We will make all the arrangements, and you can come to our office when you arrive in Rhodes.
If you prefer online booking, do check our Booking Engine (BOOK NOW). It offers real-time availability, an easy booking procedure, and instant booking confirmation to your email.
If you can not reach us out, you can always ask at your hotel front desk to give us a call and help you with your booking.
We also offer some of the tours through various Booking Channels, like Viator, Get Your Guide, Civitatis, Sunbonoo.
Booking early (shortly before your arrival to Rhodes or soon upon your arrival) is recommended for tours during peak season (July, August, September).
Travellers visiting Rhodes for one day or with a very limited time frame should consider booking their tour as far in advance as possible.
We gladly accept last-minute reservations. You can pop into our office until 22:00 (in peak season you will find us there even until 23:00).
Our Booking Engine has live availability for reservations up to 12 hours before the departure on most of our tours.
But surely, to avoid any disappointment, especially during the peak season, it is recommended to check the availability & book your tour at least 3 days in advance.
If your preferred date is blocked out or you do not find it in the calendar, do not hesitate to reach out to us, we may be able to offer you an alternative.
At the moment, we operate only during the Summer Season (April to October). Some tours are also available in November.(Private Tours).
We believe that nowadays travellers are very experienced and truly know what type of activities they prefer. All our tour descriptions are very informative and detailed so that it is easy to understand if the activity suites your taste and interests. You should check if the tour has a pick up from your resort, if the tour provides enough free time on sights, if the tour has a tour guide, if there are any additional expenses that are not included in the price of the tour (food, tickets), what language is the tour (mostly for non-English speakers), are there swimming stops, and so on. We want our customers to be well informed about the service/ product they are about to purchase.
If shared group tours seem not to suit any of your preferences, we also offer set and tailored private tours. Make sure to check them out!
Yes, of course! You can email or message us, and we will provide you with alternative booking/ payment options.
Your tour is booked only if you have received your Booking Confirmation. It is either a printed Voucher, a PDF Voucher or the Booking Confirmation e-mail for online bookings.