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Travelling to Symi
Plan a trip to the beautiful island of Symi with Sea Dreams full- day cruise from Rhodes. On this incredible journey, you have the opportunity to experience Symi's remarkable tradition, crystal-clear water, quaint winding paths, and traditional Greek architecture, inspiring centuries of art, and also view tranquil beaches and the majestic Monastery of Panormitis. Relax in the Aegean sunshine while appreciating the fascinating landmarks of the island.
Day trip to Symi
The picturesque island of Symi is the perfect destination for sightseeing and culinary exploration. Start your journey in Gialos, where the spectacular neo-classical houses are a must-see, then ascend Kali Strata for a mesmerizing view of the charming upper town of Chora. Keep climbing until you reach the top of the medieval Castle, where you can enjoy panoramic views over Pedi bay, complete with an unforgettable sunset. Afterwards, indulge in some local delicacies and experience a real taste of Symi's gastronomy in one of the many exceptional taverns on the island. For an extraordinary trip like no other to this paradise retreat, take daily ferry excursions from Rhodes with Sea Dreams so you can relax and take it all in while sailing the stunning Mediterranean Sea!
The day cruise starts directly from your hotel, where a bus transfer will be waiting for you! After being picked up from your hotel, we will take you to the Tourist Port of Rhodes, where our friendly staff will greet you and board you onto the Boat. You will be travelling with one of our best high-speed catamarans, where you can find a complete array of services on board, including comfortable seating, air conditioning, TV, and a snack bar. If your eye cannot get enough of the blue, you can spend time on the outdoor sundeck admiring the sea view.
During your travel to Symi from Rhodes Island, you will benefit from excellent customer service provided by our trained staff, who go out of their way to make your journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
Upon arrival, our tour guide will be waiting for you with all the details about the trip. They'll take you on a lovely stroll through Symi's city alleys, introducing you to its long history of sponge diving. Sponge diving is one of the oldest and most traditional livelihoods in Symi. It has been practiced by islanders for centuries, and remains an important industry and source of income for locals.
Sponge diving is one of the oldest and most traditional livelihoods in Symi. It has been practiced by islanders for centuries, and even today it remains an important industry and source of income for locals. The town also features a small museum (Symi Maritime Museum) dedicated to this practice that allows visitors to learn more about its history and significance to the island.
Our tour guide will also navigate you to the island's museum and churches, where you can admire the local art, customs, and architecture. After exploring Symi's attractions, you will have some free time for shopping or lunch at local restaurants. Food in Symi can be described as a mixture of various Mediterranean cuisines blended with traditional Greek flavors. The island is renowned for its seafood, especially fish, and its use of local ingredients like olive oil, olives, tomatoes, and herbs. There are many different restaurants to choose from, each offering a unique experience.
If, on the other hand, you feel more adventurous, you can choose to discover Symi on your own. You can stroll the streets of Symi Center, have a swim, or even rent a bike for a quick exploration of the island. Either way, you will be amazed by the island's hidden beauties, and of course, you won't avoid the temptation to take many photos on the narrow cobbled streets.
After that, you will board the boat and start your return journey to Rhodes with a stop at the Panormitis Monastery.
The Panormitis Monastery is an important pilgrimage site located on the other side of the island of Symi. It was built in honor of Archangel Michael, the patron saint of Symi and protector of sailors. The monastery dates back to the 18th century and houses several remarkable artifacts, including icons and other religious objects. Here you can view the magnificent architecture and learn about the history of this beautiful place.
After you arrive in Rhodes, your day trip will end at your hotel with a bus transfer.
Don't miss the opportunity to explore Symi with our Day Cruise from Rhodes Island! Join us for an unforgettable experience full of culture, beauty, and fun! We guarantee you will make lasting memories!