Symi is the best choice for all those who are tempted by the magic of Greek islands, bright and colourful neo-classical house facades, charming fishermen boats, local produce, and traditions!
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). It becomes a „must” visiting at least one more nearby island!
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 boarding cards arranged, and off you go! It takes approx. 1.5 hrs to reach the Island. Travel through the deep blue Aegean Sea will be a great start to your discovery.
First stop will be at 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 tour, you will head north towards your main destination for the day – 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 the Symi town, 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!
*Depending on weather conditions or occupancy of the Port in Symi, the sequence of the visits can be changed vice-versa without previous notice
- Duration 09:00-17:45
- Pick up from your accommodation
(hotel pickups start from - depending on your hotel location)
- 1h 30 min Ferry Boat each way
- 1h stop in Panormitis Monastery
- 1h boat trip passing by St.George Bay (no disembarkation)
- 3.5 hrs free time in Symi Town
- Return back to harbor approx. 18:00
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