SYMI ISLAND & PANORMITIS MONASTERY (MONDAY & THURSDAY)

Departure Information Departure time: Every Monday & Thursday at 07:00 AM (approx.) from the Pickup Points near to the Hotel you are staying. Return to the Hotel: 20:00  (approx.) Symi is a must for those who love boat travel and smaller Greek islands. Leaving Rhodes Town, you have great photo opportunities to capture the essence of Rhodes’ […]

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MONDAY & THURSDAY – ADULT 12+ years old 38 EURO – CHILD 3-12 years old 19 EURO- INFANT up to 3 years old NO CHARGE

Departure Information

Departure time: Every Monday & Thursday at 07:00 AM (approx.) from the Pickup Points near to the Hotel you are staying.
Return to the Hotel: 20:00  (approx.)
Symi is a must for those who love boat travel and smaller Greek islands. Leaving Rhodes Town, you have great photo opportunities to capture the essence of Rhodes’ skyline and coastline before enjoying a cruise past rocky islets, with nearby Turkey clearly visible.
A visit to Panormitis Monastery gives you a glimpse into the Greek Orthodox religion as well as the history of Symi–the ornate church, quaint museum, and medieval-style bakery are the main attractions. Those not wishing to join the crowds in the monastery can stroll along the peaceful harbour–there is a pleasant café at end of the small bay.
Symi Town is a visual treat with its colourful Neoclassical buildings and imposing churches. Lively Gialos, the harbour area, is lined with cafes, fish restaurants, sponge, and spice stalls; the narrow streets are packed with interesting little jewellery, clothing, and gift shops. Dozens of steps lead to the upper part of Symi Town, Chorio, where there are also a few tavernas and cafes as well as great views of the area. The ruins of Symi’s ancient acropolis, later a fortress of the Knights of St. John, overlook the area.
Once a major maritime centre, free port, and boatbuilding island, Symi’s appearance and atmosphere reflect its noble past. Peaceful Harani Harabour, just round the corner from Symi’s landmark Clock Tower, is said to be the site where the legendary ship the Argo was built. The town beach is a 10 minute walk away. The Second World War Monument at Gialos is a reminder of Symi’s pivotal role in more recent history.
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