Round trip by boat from Rhodes Town to Symi Island

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Symi is an island to fall in love with and many surrender to the charm of this Greek picturesque landscape, which we will immerse ourselves in by boat from Rhodes Town. The day tour includes a transfer from the hotel (North Rhodes) to the port and the crossing on board an excursion boat. On Symi, you can join a guided tour to Panormitis Monastery, among others (optional).

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 9 hours
  • Languages: English
  • Transfer: aus dem Norden von Kremasti bis Kolympia
  • The best insider tips
  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Symi day trip from Rhodes City

A boat trip to remember: from Rhodes Town to the colourful and charming Symi Island.

Price overview

  • Day Tour Rhodes - Symi Island (9 hours) - per person (age 12+)40.-€
  • Day Tour Rhodes - Symi Island (9 hours) - per infant (ages 3-11)20.-€
  • Day Tour Rhodes - Symi Island (9 hours) - per infant (ages 0-2)0.-€
Visit beautiful Symi island

Booking option: Full day boat trip to Symi Island from Rhodes City

The way to the picture book island of Symi: You will be picked up from the hotel in the morning and board the excursion boat in the port of Rhodes Town. Once you have reached Symi (the crossing takes between 1 and 1.5 hours), you will meet a tour guide who will explain all the details for your stay on Symi and share helpful tips. You can join a guided tour through the alleys of the capital of Symi and learn more about the tradition of sponge dipping as well as the history of the most important churches and museums (optional). After the tour you will have free time for shopping and lunch. If you want to explore the island at your own pace, take advantage of the tour guide's tips. A popular destination on Symi is the monastery of Panormitis.


  • Duration: ~ 9 hours
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Days: daily except Sundays
  • Months: May - September
  • Starting points: Rhodes City
  • Pick-up included in the price from: Rhodes City, Faliraki, Kallithea, Kremasti, Ialysos, Afantou, Ixia, Kolympia


  • Transfer, boat ride
Important information

Please bring along:

Passport, at least 1.5 l drinking water, snacks, suitable clothing, backpack, camera

Detailed description

Day trip to Symi island by boat from Rhodes Town

The Greek island landscape is a picture book and Symi one of the most beautiful sites. Discover one of the favourite destinations in the Aegean Sea on our day trip from Rhodes to Symi. The island is a well-kept secret and preserves the face of ancient times. They were, at least temporarily, exceedingly generous. The inhabitants of Symi achieved some prosperity through sponge diving and sailing ship building - which lasted until the wave of emigration. Anyone who catches sight of the island with its pastel houses rising dramatically up the mountain cannot help but appreciate the elegant architecture. Symi is a place to stay and there is enough to see on the small island to make it more than a day trip destination.

For getting to know it, however, our Rhodes-Symi tour is a good place to start. We depart from Rhodes Town by excursion boat, transfer from the hotel to the port is included in the northern region. The boat trip in the Aegean Sea takes between 1 and 1.5 hours and goes directly to Gialos - the main port of Symi. A tour guide will introduce guests to the island and give tips for worthwhile tours. You can discover Symi with a local guide or arrange your own time on the island. Bear in mind that much of the island is only accessible on foot and, especially in the summer season, a climb to the upper town can be arduous. There are 500 steps to climb on Kali Strata to get to the panoramic view of the town and the Aegean Sea.

Panormitis Monastery in the southwest, about 18 kilometres from the harbour, is an orthodox place of pilgrimage and the most important place of excursions on Symi. The day tour Rhodes - Symi includes a visit to this religious centre. If you are mainly interested in the culture and cuisine of the island, visit one of the museums and especially one of the tavernas where Symi shrimps are on the menu - a real speciality. After sightseeing on Symi, we gather in the afternoon for the return journey to Rhodes.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

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