„With Symi, it is Love at first sight”
A great chance to go on a full-day cruise to one of the “most charming islands” of the Aegean! Observe the views as you sail along the Aegean Sea, bask in the peaceful vibe of the Panormitis Monastery, and explore Symi with its unique pastel-color neoclassical homes rising amphitheatrically above the little port.
There are more than 3,000 islands in the Greek archipelago and the coastline that extends for more than 20,000 km (1,242,777.42mi). Visiting yet another island becomes a truly unforgettable holiday experience!
Symi is a postcard-like traditional village with a distinctive architectural heritage and fascinating local traditions of a centuries-old civilization.
Early in the morning, we will come to pick you up from your accommodation and drive you to the FERRY boat. We will have your check-in and boarding cards arranged, and off you go! Also, receive our customized take-away guide with interesting information, a map of Symi town, and directions.
It takes approx. 1.5 hrs to reach the Island. The travel along the deep blue Aegean Sea will be a great start to your discovery. 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.
To continue with the trip, you will head north towards your main destination – SYMI Town! Approaching Symi, you will be amazed by its picturesque shore! Beautiful mansions, authentic fishermen boats, private yachts & sailboats, dozens of restaurants & folk and art shops, stalls with sponges and wooden carvings! Feel the authentic atmosphere, have a casual walk through the port or get the FUN TRAIN for a great drive through Gialos, go for a swim or enjoy a nice meal in one of the many sea-front taverns! It is difficult to soak up the atmosphere and experience the local culture in just a few hours, but the little island and it’s people are so generous that, no doubt, Symi will leave a mark on your traveler’s experience.
At the end of your day, you will be pleased to find your Manosgoing driver waiting for you to take you back to your hotel in no time!
Duration approx. 9 hours
Hotel pickups start from 07:30 – depending on your hotel location
Precise PICK-UP TIME & PLACE for your exact accommodation will be provided upon the booking on your Booking Confirmation Voucher.
If you have reduced mobility or special needs, please contact us before booking or do let us know in the remarks. We do our best to welcome everyone on board and make everyone feel comfortable!
Infants under 3 years may join the tour free of charge, please note that no car seat is provided. Infants must be seated on the parent’s lap. Children under 10 years have 50% discount.
Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved. In April, May, end-September, October – take a light jacket with you as well.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop-off (or the closest possible place in Ialyssos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, Kallithea), English-speaking staff on board (clearly announcing departure times), your free time to explore the sites.
Exclusions: The tour is not accompanied by a tour guide, meals & refreshments (available on board at additional cost). There are no additional entrance tickets required. Recommended optional activities: visit the Monastery’s Ecclesiastical and Folk Museum (1.5 € donation), ride the Fun Train in Symi (6 € Ticket).
-Hotel/ port pick up and drop-off (or the closest possible pickup location) in Ialyssos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, and Kallithea
-Boarding Cards for the Ferry Boat
-Free Take-away guide with a map & directions
-1 hour stop in Panormitis Monastery
-3.5 hours stop in Symi Town
-Free time to explore sites
Meals & refreshments
No additional entrance tickets required
Symi is one of the most charming islands of the Aegean, a unique spectacle with colorful noble neoclassical mansions and authentic ﬁshermen boats.View
The most impressive bay of Symi Island.View
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.View
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An excellent service with clean, air conditioned transports. The drivers were excellent and helpful and the days both went exactly as detailed in the brochure. I recommend them without reservation for trips where they just provide the transport. One thing to note is that our buses were very busy and seating is not allocated by ticket. This might worry some people but didn’t affect us on this occasion.Name Surname
Nous avons passé une excellente journée lors de notre excursion sur l’île de Symi. Il s’agit d’une île très jolie, à voir si l’on séjourne à proximité. Nous avons eu un premier arrêt au monastère de Panormitis avant que le ferry nous dépose dans le magnifique village de Symi.ThomasP6428
Booked a day trip to symi for myself, got very clear instructions in an email on where the bus would pick me up outside the hotel to go to the boat. The driver was very friendly and punctual, good AC on the bus and we got there in time. The boat trip itself was good, very sunny so bring something to cover up with (but a hat will blow off). Boat trip over all took about 90 minutes, one stop at the panormitis monastery which I personally thought was too long (about an hour) and super warm. When going inside the church you get sarongs to cover up. Symi was really beautiful to wander around, many tourist shops and a beach (5 euros for a sunbed and 50 cents for a shower) and beware that even if it’s the same degrees as in Rhodes it’s way hotter in symi and...Schefen
We hebben vandaag een tocht gemaakt naar het eiland Symi. Eerste indruk goed. Voldoende plaatsen aan boord. Drie verdiepingen. Binnen een buiten. Bovenin heb je mooi gezicht en kan je foto, s maken. Binnen hebben zee airco, maar het verschil met buiten was echt te groot. Sommige mensen zaten er onder de strand lakens tegen de koude lucht. Toiletten schoon en fris. Als je boven zit kan je alleen voorin in de schaduw zitten. Achterin heb je meer last van de diesel uitlaatgassen. Stoelen zitten comfortabel. Personeel aan boord geeft duidelijk uitleg. Over de veiligheid in meerdere talen. En toeristische dingen en vertrektijden info Grieks en Engels. Vertrekken fijn optijd. Goed verzorgde dag. Eerste stop was bij klooster, genoeg vrije tijd daar. 2e stop in Symistad.Marjanv330
Wir wurden pünktlich wie angegeben abgeholt und Zurück gebracht Von einen klimatisierten Bus und ein sehr freundlicher busfahrer. Fahrt mit dem Boot, bar in Boot,Kaffee oder ein trink wehren der Fahrt genießen. Monastir Panormitis eine Stunde und Simi 3,5 Stunden Zeit zum Essen,Schwimmen, spazieren gehen,finde ich absolut ausreichend . Wir haben einen sehr schönen Tag gehabt DankeSakigr
Trips with ManosGoing are the way to spend your vacation time. Staff at ManosGoing is always friendly, kind and professional. ManosGoing always stays with you in touch and makes sure you know how to get to the meeting point for your trips. The busses are always on time which is nice to experience for a change. I travel a lot and I find myself in situations where busses are running late…Nobody wants to wait long while being on holidays… I booked two trips with ManosGoing and I was extremely pleased with them. The tour guide, Maria, was such a great person, kind and caring. I did not have change on me as I usually pay with a debit or a credit card, but there were places such as butterfly valley where only accepted cash. Maria was nice enough to lend some money to me to still be able to take...Aggi_K_R
First of all I would like to point out the exceprional services that Manosgoing offers as well as the professional yet personalised approach of Manos and Gunta. I was picked up on time from my hotel with a luxurious black van and was dropped in front of the cruise boat that took me to Symi. The staff on the boat was very welcoming and polite and the captain throughout the journey was providing helpful and interesting info of the surrounding islnad and our destination. The initial stop at the bay of Panormitis was a lifetime experince to me and as we enter the bay you immediately feel the energy of that place which is indeed confirmed when you enter the church of the Monastery and you face the immense icon of St. Michael the Archangel that commands your attention. This was a thrilling experience to me and I urge you...YannisS47
Good quality on the (midi) bus used to transfer from hotel to the boat and back, bus came in time (six minutes early). The boat did also seem good. Would not hesitate to book another trip with this company (Manos going)Tore1972
We travelled with Manos Going from Rhodes to Symi (which was stunning and so worth the visit.) The trip was very well organised and we loved it. Manos (himself) collected us from our hotel and saved us a walk up the hill to the pick up point… Thanks so much. Would highly recommend both the trip and this company!JenniferRS12