Day Cruise to Symi by Speedboat (Panormitis Monastery optional)

Don't waste your time on traditional boats, and travel with the quickest and best boat available from Rhodes to Symi Island. In just ~1 hour 15 minutes you will be in Symi, where you will have ~5 hours free time. Bus trip to Panormitis Monastery also available.

Departure: 10:00.     Return: 18:00.

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  • Day Cruise to Symi by Speedboat (Panormitis Monastery optional)

    As you enter the natural harbor of Symi, you will be charmed by this beautiful island. One of the most picturesque islands of the Dodecanese, Symi is a visual treat with its colorful buildings and imposing churches. Lively Gialos, the harbor area, is very small but lined with little cafes, fish and seafood restaurants, sponge and spice stalls. For shopping lovers, there are interesting handmade jewelry, clothing and gift shops.

    Don't waste your time on traditional boats, and travel with the quickest and best boat available in Rhodes. In just ~1 hour 15 minutes you will be in Symi, where you will have ~5 hours free time, which is more than other boats can offer.

    You will have an opportunity to visit Panormitis Monastery as well, if you like. It was built in the 18th century, and you will be amazed of its interior: remarkable wall paintings of byzantine times, a wood-carved altarpiece and the impressive icon of Archangel Michail with the oblations from worshippers.

    The visit to Panormitis Monastery is optional. Once you arrive to Symi, there will be a bus that you can bring you to Panormis for extra 6 euros per person (both ways included: Symi - Panormitis Monastery - back to Symi ~13:30). Just have in mind that you will have left ~3 hours free time to explore Symi, where you can have lunch, shopping or swim at nearby beach.

    When booking, please choose the variation you would like to have:
    1. Just a Boat Trip by the Speedboat
    2. Boat Trip + Bus Transfer to Panormitis Monastery


    About the boat:
    Type: Speedboat Monohul Vessel
    Capacity: up to 200 persons
    Facilities: 4 toilets + 1 open deck + 1 air-conditioned lounge

    Departure information

    Check-in: If you do not need a transfer, and you are coming to the harbor by yourself - you have to come for a check-in from 09:15 until 09:30 am to our meeting point at Gallias str. 2 (in front of Benetton shop, look for our flag) to get your boarding passes. Check the meeting point on Google Maps.

    Departure: Every Day at 10:00 from Harbor in Rhodes Town.
    Boat arrives to Symi Town at ~11:20.
    Free time in Symi until 16:30 (~5 hours free time).
    Or you can go for the bus trip to Panormitis Monastery (from ~11:30 until ~13:30), which is optional, and then have 3 hours free time until 16:30.
    Boat leaves from Symi to Rhodes at ~16:45.
    You have to be back at the harbor for boarding not later than 16:30.
    Return to Rhodes Harbor: ~18:00.

  • Tour Important Info

    Check-in: If you do not need a transfer, and you are coming to the harbor by yourself - you have to come for a check-in from 09:15 until 09:30 am to our meeting point at Gallias str. 2 (in front of Benetton shop, look for our flag) to get your boarding passes. Check the meeting point on Google Maps.

    Terms and Conditions

    Payment: You do not need a credit card to book this tour. Once you will make a booking online, you will get a booking confirmation/voucher to your email. You will pay all the amount for the tour, on the tour day.

    Cancelation: You can cancel the tour one week before the tour date. In order to cancel the tour, please send us an email to info@tourtlee.com.

    Weather conditions: All tours and cruises are subject to weather conditions at the time of sailing. Only in the event of bad weather the tickets can be changed to other day trip or money can be refunded.

    Bus transfer to the harbour and back is not included in the price. You can come to the meeting point at Mandraki harbour by yourself, or we can pick you up for extra cost - from 5€ to 20€ per person (both ways) depending on the distance from the meeting point to your hotel:
    - Bus transfer from: Rhodes city, Ixia, Iallisos, Kremasti, Faliraki, Kalithea, Koskinou, Kremasti is extra 7€ per person (hotel-harbor-hotel).
    - Bus transfer from South: Lindos, Pefkos, Kalathos, Gennadi, Kiotari, Kolymbia, Archangelos, Afandou, Lardos is extra 20€ per person (hotel-harbor-hotel).

    If you wish to be picked up, please select the closest pickup point to your hotel from the list. 

    Children and infants: Children up to 12 years old - 50% discount; infants up to 5 years old - for free.

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