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From Rhodes: Boat Trip to Symi Island with Hotel Transfer

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From Rhodes: Boat Trip to Symi Island with Hotel Transfer

Activity provider: Cretanholidays
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From US$ 58.22 per person

Admire the picturesque pastel colors of the houses and colorfully-painted fishing boats on the small island of Symi. Discover this island in the middle of the azure sea, visit its countless monasteries and chapels, and climb the Kali Strata.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
At or near your accommodation in Rhodes City, Faliraki, Afandou, Ialyssos, Ixia, Kolymbia, Kalithea, Tholos, Vlicha, Archangellos, Fanes, Gennadi, Kiotari, Paradisi, Pefkos, Stegna, Kremasti, Lindos, Lachania, Kritika, Ladiko, or Lardos.


  • Enjoy a day trip by boat from Rhodes to the idyllic island of Symi and let the colorful landscape enchant you
  • See picturesque houses and painted fishing boats and visit the historic monasteries and chapels
  • Scale the 400 steps of Kali Strata and enjoy a wonderful view over the sea
Full description
Admire the beauty of the island of Symi on a day trip from Rhodes. After a pick-up from your hotel, head to the harbor, board a boat, and enjoy the cruise. Once in Symi, wander the city and see the natural sponges that live along the coast of the island. Visit one of the countless monasteries or chapels on the island, scale the 400 steps of the Kali Strata and see the rest of the Johanniter fortress, then simply enjoy the incredible view over the city and sea.
  • Transfer
  • Tour guide
  • Boat ticket
  • Lunch
  • Entry fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Hotel pick-up can be arranged from the areas: Rhodes City, Faliraki, Afandou, Ialyssos, Ixia, Kolymbia, Kalithea, Tholos, Vlicha, Archangellos, Fanes, Gennadi, Kiotari, Paradisi, Pefkos, Stegna, Kremasti, Lindos, Lachania, Kritika, Ladiko and Lardos
  • You will be notified by email about the pickup details (check your spam folder)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

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The trip to the island is on the big ferry. I had imagined something smaller under "Boot". Nevertheless, it was a great trip. The island is very beautiful and the time is also good to climb the stairs, have something to eat or drink. Mail with the pick-up dates should not be sent shortly after booking and then under a different Greek name, get your guide did not show up. Sank in spam. Express pick-up location more precisely: pick-up hotel xy in front of the entrance, ... not Hiotel xy on the main street, ... my hotel was not on the main street, I walked there for 5 minutes, accidentally the bus still caught me.

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October 21, 2019

Day at Symi

The day was well organized and the guide is so passionate about history that she transported us with her stories. On the other hand, I encountered some difficulties in confirming the hotel / port shuttle the day before ... language issues, but once we could understand each other in English, everything was simpler. We had a wonderful day, but as the guide told us it takes more than a day to discover Symi, the ideal would be to sleep there and appreciate the moment when the incessant ballet of boats coming to drop tourists 'stopped.

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July 22, 2019

Symi was beautiful!

Pick up was on time, found finding the point a struggle with map that was sent but soon took advice on resort. The boat was clean, well managed and sailing fantastic, beautifully scenery all the way. Once there at Symi, the guide very good but we struggled with the ear pieces, both wearing glasses, also not only English speaking we had lots of silences while he spook to another language, so we skipped the tour and did our own thing, in fairness it’s just so beautiful to stroll around and take in the scenery. Found a nice taverna for lazy lunch. We had a bonus on boat back as stopped further around the island at a monastery which looked beautiful, there was time to look around but we were tired so stayed onboard and just enjoyed the scenery around us. We knew nothing of the monastery stop when we booked the tour! Once docked in Rhodes Town it was speedy disembark and back on the coach back to Pefkos. A long day as we were out 12 hours but well worth it for the beauty we experienced!

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June 5, 2019

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