When staying on Rhodes, take a full-day detour to another gem of the Dodecanese islands with this day trip to Symi. After being welcomed by the port’s brightly colored neoclassical homes and fishing boats, tour the winding streets of Yalos with a guide and climb to the ruins of St. John’s Fortress for spectacular sea views. Later, set sail for the Panormitis Monastery, known for its sacred icon of the Archangel Michael.
9am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
The ship arrives at Symi Island port after approximately 2 hours and you are having a guided tour along the narrow streets of the village Yalos and the opportunity to visit local sponges and spices shops. Climb the 400 steps of the Kali Strata, the good road, and reach the remains of the St. John fortress. For your efforts you will be rewarded with a beautiful view of the city and the sea. After you can have free time to spend on your own, where you can explore the village and take some beautiful photos. At 14:00 the ship sails to the next stop, Panormitis Monastery. You have about 45 minutes to visit the monastery and also the museum. At 18:15 the ship arrives at Rhodes port and from there coach transfers you back to your accommodation.