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Full day Symi Tour including Panormitis Monastery

Free cancellation
Place: Rhodes
Duration: more than 8 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted

Do this because

  • Boat trip from Rhodes to two locations in the Dodecanese island of Symi
  • Explore the Venetian-style Panormitis Monastery and the surrounding bay
  • Walking tour of Symi town, famed for its hills packed with pastel-coloured homes
  • Learn about the sponge-making industry and help support the local economy
  • Expert local guide with an unrivalled knowledge of Symi and its people

This experience meets the Global Sustainable Tourism Council criteria. By choosing this experience you can protect the places you love, care for the environment and support local communities.

What to expect

Each one of the Dodecanese Islands offers a distinctly different experience – and Symi is one of the most culturally rich of them all. You'll discover its laidback charm and visit sights such as Panormitis Monastery and a sponge maker. Fotini, one of our local guides, says, ‘Symi is one of the smallest and most picturesque Greek islands. The sight of the colourful houses as soon as you enter the harbour never fails to impress.'

The fun starts with a glide across the Aegean to Symi. The first stop is in the southwest of the island, at the vast, Venetian-style Panormitis Monastery. It is famed for its Byzantine frescoes and icon of St Michael, but most of all for its location right on the water's edge in a remote and sheltered bay. You'll also have free time to explore the site.

Next, you'll sail for Symi town itself. The arrival into the harbour is a joy to behold – tiers of pastel-coloured houses cascade down the surrounding hillsides. There's a guided tour of Symi town, too. And during the sponge maker visit, you'll learn about the island's sponge-diving heritage and its importance to the eco system surrounding the Symi. Your visit also helps support this traditional industry, vital to the local community. You'll get a small gift to take home, too. It's Fotini's favourite part of the experience. She says, ‘The old tradition of sponge diving has strongly affected the history and the customs of the Dodecanese Islands.'

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Important to know

  • Dress appropriately – no shoulders or knees showing – when visiting religious buildings
  • Bring bathing gear and sunblock
  • Food and drinks not included
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What’s included

Transport

Ferry

Monastery

Guide

Personal headsets

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

Booking fee

Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

Location

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Opening hours: Our team is available from 10.00 to 18.00 CET

Phone number: +44 121 468 3145