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SYMI ISLAND (3.5 Hours) & PANORMITIS (1 Hour) (FD)

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    DAYS: EVERY DAY
  • DURATION: FULL DAY
    (09.00 am to 18:00 pm)
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    PICK UP TIME:
    From 07.45 am to 08.20 am
  • PRICE: 50€
Full Day Cruise Stops: Panormitis Bay (1 hour) +  Nymporio swimming stop (30 min-from 15th of June) + Symi (3 hours)

Excursion Details:

Are you wondering if a place that combines rich history, culture and natural beauty exists? Look no further! Symi Island gets the mixture right and no place is a better example than the Panormitis Monastery ⛪ overlooking the bay. As you approach the Monastery, you will hear church bells 🔔 ringing, welcoming all the pilgrims, explorers, holidaymakers & curious travellers at its warm embrace. The Monastery was built in the late 18th century, a masterpiece certainly worth the visit! The Holy Monastery is a treasury of the Greek-Orthodox culture. The contemporary church was built in 1783 and hosts the miraculous silver-plated icon of Archangel Michael. The main architectural feature of the Monastery is its impressive bell tower, a mixture of Baroque and Renaissance styles, with colors that will definitely woo you. Let’s not forget the setting on the Panormitis Port that is breathtaking. During your 1 hour stay, don’t miss out on visiting its museum and grab a refreshing drink at the café only a few feet away from the water.

 Symi island Panormitis Monastery Boat Nikolaos X

We will be travelling 🚢 for approximately 1.30 hours before reaching Symi. When approaching the port the most overwhelming feeling will take over you: entering a painting of a scenic traditional village made by a skillful artist. You won’t be able to take your eyes off of this spectacular sight or be left speechless. No need to worry! It is the most common reaction we get from travellers. The peculiarity of the island is set as you reach the shore to see a galore of two and three-story traditional stone houses🏠, painted in various colors but mostly in indigo, ochre and terracotta, with red tiled roofs and cute little balconies with railings.

Symi Island is adorned with traditional houses and charming neoclassical buildings that feature pointy 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 or swimming 🏊‍♂️ at the small organized beach of Symi with sunbeds provided. You will have an abundance of different choices for local sea view restaurants, tasting seafood 🍤 by the calming sound of the waves beneath you. 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 so much more than words –or photos– can say! Symi is famous for its sea sponges and there are even a few places that sell them as souvenirs! You can also find oils, honey, spices and wild herbs. Take a stroll around the harbor but don’t forget to also make your way into the backstreets and alleys of the town to get a glimpse of the center! You definitely won’t regret it!

     

 

  

     

TOP THINGS TO DO:

Get your cameras out and photograph the most beautiful Port you will ever see!

Get lost in the alleyways of Gialos!

Don’t miss the monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis!

Walk up the stairs (“Kali Strata to Chorio”) to see the Old Capital!

Pick up areas :

Faliraki, Kallithea, Rhodes City, Ixia, Ialyssos, Kremasti.

DEPARTURE PORT:

From Mandraki Port.

GUIDE:

Self – Guided tour

HIGHLIGHTS:

Enjoy relaxing walks along the colorful traditional houses in Symi!

Don’t miss a chance to swim!

Visit Panormitis Monastery, a landmark of the early 18th century & don’t forget about the museum inside!

Taste the local seafood delicacies in one of the many restaurants just in front of the sea!

Be sure to bring some memories home with you; in the form of Symi’s famous sponges!

Price Includes:

  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • 1 hour stop in Panormitis Monastery
  • 3 hours stay at Symi town.
  • 30 minutes swimming stop to Nymborio (from 15th of June until the end of September)
  • Boat ticket
  • Map of the island with useful information in English

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Meals & Drinks

DON'T FORGET:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat for the sun
  • Swimsuit & beach towel
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FAQ

Where and how is it best to book my tour?

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.

How early in advance should I book?

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.

What is the latest I can book the trip?

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.

The date I want to book the tour is blocked out/ not available?

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.

Are tours available all year round?

At the moment, we operate only during the Summer Season (April to October). Some tours are also available in November.(Private Tours).

How do I choose the right tour for me?

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!

I’m having problems with online booking. Are there any other options?

Yes, of course! You can email or message us, and we will provide you with alternative booking/ payment options.

How do I know that my tour is booked?

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.

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