A boat trip to Symi island offers some of the most idyllic pictures of Greece. Admire its picturesque pastel colors of the houses and visit its countless monasteries and chapels.
Moreover, in Panormitis bay, you will have the chance to visit one of the most important monasteries in the Aegean, that of Taksiarhis Michail.
The boat trip to Symi island starts with bus transfer from your hotel to Acandia port. Boat departs at 09:00 the morning and arrives aproximately at 10:00 to Panormitis bay. Stop for 45 minutes and depart to Symi. Upon you are in Simi you can take a short walk around the alleys of the town and being familiar with the tradition of sponge processing. There is ample time for lunch and shopping before the return to Rhodes. Final boat departure to Rhodes is at 16:00. Return transfer by bus to your hotels.
The Panormitis Monastery is located in Symi island, a small island close to the Turkish coastline. The monastery is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Greece and it was built in the middle of the 18th century. It was founded by a monk named Athanasios who had a miraculous icon that he found on the beach. The icon is believed to be miraculous and people from all around Greece come to visit it and pray for miracles.
The monastery has been established at the edge of a bay where there are two small beaches with crystal clear water and golden sand. They are perfect for swimming and relaxing during summer days or after an exhausting day of visiting other places on Symi Island.
Symi is one of the smallest islands of the Dodecanese region and located northern from Rhodes island. It s an ideal destination for those looking for tranquility and seclusion. Symi owes almost all its beauty to its long naval history. You will have the opportunity to admire outstanding two or three storey houses with symmetrical doors or windows. These massive colourful mansions used to belong to wealthy mechants and captains, who brought the artistic styles of the west because of their professional activities.
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