Symi Island & Panormitis, from Faliraki!
The crystal clear waters of the stunning fishing harbour, the pastel coloured neoclassical buildings framing the bay, the blue, red and white church domes papering the landscape…this is Symi!
Enjoy the harmony of nature and man in this sun drenched sleepy corner of the Aegean.
Following free time in the harbour town of Symi, Gialos, the boat will take you to the other side of the island, to the picturesque monastery of Panormitis. This monastery is a famous place of pilgrimage for Christians and renowned for its miracles. The monastery building houses two museums, one of which contains a magnificent silk tapestry, decorated with jewels, depicting the last supper.
We offer a Sea-Shuttle boat transfer from Faliraki to the Symi boat on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The round trip (Faliraki-Rhodes-Symi Town-Panormitis-Rhodes-Faliraki) costs 29€ per person and tickets are available on the Sea Shuttle, as you board, and NO RESERVATION IS NEEDED.
Find the best beach-side pick up point for you HERE
Alternatively, and every day except Sundays, we offer a bus transfer from Faliraki to the Symi boat, and back.
You must book on-line* and reserve your seats.
Tickets cost 29€ per person and the transfer, to and from the harbour, with our Sea Dreams bus is free of charge.
Find the best road-side pick up point for you HERE.
THE FULL DAY CRUISE TO SYMI SCHEDULE:
Boat / Bus transfer from a point convenient to your hotel (see MAPS) to the Commercial Harbour in Rhodes Town.
Greeting by an escort (or tour guide**) and boarding.
Departure time 09:00.
On board entertainment with a musician and 80’s classics.
On arrival, meet with escort who will give you all the details for your trip to Symi Island, the stops and tips to organize the day ahead.
You can choose to follow our tour guide** who will take you on beautiful stroll around the alleys of Symi’s capital and will introduce you to the long tradition of sponge processing, the museum and the churches of the island.
Free time on Symi for shopping and lunch.
Then we depart for the historic monastery of Panormitis.
Boat departure from Panormitis is scheduled for 16:30.
Upon arrival in Rhodes, return transfer by Bus / Boat to hotels.
* Latest booking for the following day is 21:00
**English Speaking Tour Guide every Saturday