From Rhodes: Symi Island & Panormitis

From Rhodes: Symi Island & Panormitis


  • Enjoy relaxing walks along the colorful traditional houses in Symi!
  • Don’t miss a swim stop!
  • Visit Panormitis Monastery, a landmark in the early 18th century & don’t forget also the museum inside!
  • Taste the local seafood delicacies in one of the many restaurants just in front of the sea!
  • Take memories with you buying the famous sponges!
Source: Kariba Travel - Excursions, Tours in Rhodes island


Full Day Cruise With different stops: Panormitis Bay (1 hr) + Saint George’s Bay (30 min) Only Every Saturday (from June) + Symi (3.5 hrs)

Symi island with Panormitis, is one of the most popular day cruises because has plenty of history and culture to see as well. No place is this better exemplified than at the Panormitis Monastery overlooks the bay. As you approach the Monastery, you will hear church bells ringing, warmly welcoming all the pilgrims, explorers, holidaymakers & curious travelers. It was built in the late of 18th century and this masterpiece is certainly worth to visit! 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 the impressive bell tower, a mixture of Baroque and Renaissance styles. The colors alone will wow you and the setting on the water of the Panormitis Port is breathtaking. During your 1 hour staying, don't miss to visit the museum inside and grab a refreshing drink at the café in front of the sea.

While approaching the port of Symi, after travelling 1.5 hours approx. you will have the overwhelming feeling of entering a perfectly painted image of a scenic traditional village. As a rule, people remain agape and cannot take their eyes off the spectacular sight. A galore of two and three stored traditional stone houses, painted in all colors but mostly in indigo, ochre and terracotta, with red tiled roofs and cute little balconies with railings set up the peculiarity of the island.

The island of Symi is adorned with traditional houses and charming neoclassical buildings that feature peaked 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, swimming at the small beach of Symi which is organized with sunbeds and different of choices of local sea view restaurants, tasting seafood under the sounds of the waves. 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 more than words or photos can say! Symi is also famous for its sea sponges and there are even a few places that sell them as souvenirs in town and also oils, honey, spices and wild herbs. Stroll the harbor but don't forget to cut into the backstreets of town to see it all!

Source: Kariba Travel - Excursions, Tours in Rhodes island

What's Included

  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • 1 hour stop in Panormitis Monastery
  • 3.5 hours stay at Symi town.
  • Swimming stop at Saint George's Bay for 30 minutes (SAT) (from June)
  • Boat ticket
  • Map of the island with useful information in English

Not included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Meals & Drinks

Source: Kariba Travel - Excursions, Tours in Rhodes island

Additional Information

Top Things to Do

  • Get your cameras out and picture the perfect Port!
  • Get lost in the alleyways of Gialos!
  • Don’t miss the monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis!
  • Walk up the stairs (Kali Strata to Chorio) for the Old Capital!

Don't Forget

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun cream
  • Swimsuit & beach towel
  • Pocket money for lunch & entrance fees

Departure Port

From Mandraki Port.


Self – Guided tour

Pick up Areas

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

Source: Kariba Travel - Excursions, Tours in Rhodes island

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