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Symi Island Day Trip from Rhodes Including Panormitis Bay

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    Stop At: Panormitis Monastery, Greece

    The holy Monastery of the Archangel Michael of Panormitis is situated on the southern tip of the island and it majestically stands in the middle of the bay of Panormitis.It is one of the largest shrines of Orthodoxy in the Dodecanese islands, well known all over Greece.

    It dates back at least to the fifteenth century, while the current single space basilica with cross-chaped domes was built in the 1783. It is a large singlevaulted Basilica whose wooden icon screen is a real masterpiece. The wall paintings from the main church date from 1792. Also notable are the impressive bell tower, the carved screen, the icons (most of the in the Cretan Byzantine style), notice offering and the Panormitis icon. The full figure representation was covered entirely in gold and silver in 1724 at the expense of the captains, clergy and community of Symi.

    The monastery complex has an Ecclesiastical Museum with rich collections of relics and a Folklore Museum. There is also a Library with post Byzantine manuscripts. It hasalso a hostel for visiting worshippers. The Monastery celebrates on the 8th of November and for Pentecoste.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mandraki Harbour, Platia Eleftherias, Rhodes Town Greece

    Departs from Rhodes port approximately at 09:00 hrs.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Yialos supermarket, Ano Symi 856 00, Greece

    The ship will arrive at Symi Island port and the guests will be having a guided tour along the narrow streets of the village Yalos and the opportunity to visit the local sponges and spices shops. Afterwards the guests can have lunch at traditional restaurants and can have free time to spend on their own, where they can explore the village and take some beautiful photos.

    Duration: 4 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel Lobby
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Boat trip
    • Professional Guide
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch/Drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Yialos supermarket
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please wear comfortable shoes
    • Please bring a hat and sun screen
    • This tour is sometimes escorted, not guided
    • In some cases the first stop can be Panormitis Bay then Symi
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Took a boat trip from Rhodes to Symi. Nearly two hours. Town very pretty to look at, some interesting small shops on the front. Unfortunately too hot to enjoy. Nothing much else to see.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Camper66091705743
    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    We did this trip last week and it was simply lovely. A nice relaxing day with beautiful views. There is a fair bit of time spent on the ferry but it was lovely and clean with plenty of seating. The monastery is a must see...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank HeidiColchester
    Vassilis M, Υπεύθυνος Τμήματος Marketing at MTM D.M.C Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you for posting such a positive feedback of your recent tour in Symi island. It makes us so glad to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your holidays. Your detailed review helps us to see our product through your eyes and...More

    Reviewed 8 May 2019

    What a fabulous place. As you turn the corner into the harbour your jaw will drop. It’s just so pretty! Take your camera and enjoy this special place. Plenty of restaurants and little gift shops if that’s what you want or just sit watching the...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Fabalas
    Vassilis M, Υπεύθυνος Τμήματος Marketing at MTM D.M.C Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

    Dear Guest, We would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to you for your wonderful review. We are truly glad to hear how much you enjoyed your tour at Symi island. Thank you for having chosen us and we are looking forward to your...More

    Reviewed 27 September 2018

    We spent the night in Rhodes Old Town to take a day cruise to Turkey the next day. There were no boats to Turkey the next day, so we got on what was at dock. We loved walking about Symi and the short stop to...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
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    Vassilis M, Υπεύθυνος Τμήματος Marketing at MTM D.M.C Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for posting such a positive feedback of your recent trip. It makes us so glad to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your trip and that you felt very well looked by our amazing team. We hope to have the...More

    Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

    We did this trip with TUI with a guide who issued wireless headsets so we coud listen to her talking about various info etc. A 2 hour boat trip on quite a large vessel with bar on board ( air conditioned). A little rough at...More

    Thank KevofKent
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