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Boat Excursion to Symi by Tourtlee

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Address: Gr. Lambrakis str. 46, 85100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 697 784 1662
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: As you enter the natural harbor of Symi, you will be charmed by this...
As you enter the natural harbor of Symi, you will be charmed by this beautiful island. One of the most picturesque islands of the Dodecanese, Symi promises its visitors peace and tranquility. The main city of Gialos with its neo-classical houses climbing amphitheatrically up the hill, shows the grandeur of the island. Being world famous for its natural sponges has brought Symi a great wealth which is reflected in its local architecture and culture. A stop at the beautiful bay of Panormitis is a must, the 17th century’s monastery of Saint Michael welcomes its pilgrims as well as its tourists to admire the treasures dedicated to the saint for his miracles. A visit to Symi should not be missed!
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Great Day Out

A lovely full-day excursion to a beautiful small island. It took 2 hours each way to get there, but it was lovely, very picturesque. We were lucky to visit on VE day, and saw... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A lovely full-day excursion to a beautiful small island. It took 2 hours each way to get there, but it was lovely, very picturesque. We were lucky to visit on VE day, and saw their celebrations, which involved a parade with school children, a brass band and soldiers. On the return journey we stop on the other side of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I loved this excursion, it is a very relaxing and enjoyable day and you get enough time to walk around and have a nice lunch. Turtlee is amazing in terms of customer service, they really know how to spoil you. They are very flexible and do anything to make customers happy. Highly recommended!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

because its a bloody great ferry not a little boat there were 27 coaches full of all nationalities on borad, nightmare for tlour guides to control a walk round this tiny island whic is BEAUTIFUL, 5 tours at the Sponges at one time, restauraunts all out to get you, not too good on value for money, but you must go... More 

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Tourtlee, Manager at Boat Excursion to Symi by Tourtlee, responded to this review

Dear PupsMum, Thank you for your Review. Could you please specify where you have booked your trip to Symi that you paid 46 Euros? This listing is specific for the tour sold and provided by Tourtlee. On our website we sell "Boat Excursion to Symi island" for 25 Euros per person with the pickup from Rhodes, and 45 Euros per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

best prices are along the harbour by Old Rhodes Town. you will pay extra if you book an excursion through your travel rep or hotel. the islands harbour area is beautiful with brightly coloured buildings in a crescent harbour. plenty of restaurants, cafe's nik-nak shops to while away a few hours, then off for a trip around the island to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

First things first. If you are sensitive to being whole day in a crowd on a hot sun, this trip is not for you. But if you can prepare yourself for that and be open-minded – this is outstanding picturesque day out. I booked this trip on Tourtlee website a week in advance. We departed from commercial sea port by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

this is a trip well worth taking the architecture & colours are absolutely gorgeous & the sail is so relaxing (around 2 hours each way) the monastry is well worth a visit as it is just so gorgeous. for anyone who loves history this is where saint john wrote the book of revelations so is steeped in history. also handy... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went on the day trip to Symi on 13th Sep this year, we were picked up in a mini bus from Pefkos at 7.15am outside our apts, swift journey to Rhodes harbour, only 2 pick up's on way, Our driver gave us some info on the way there and was very informative and very pleasant, We loved the ferry... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

i gave 3 start and not more because of 2 things, first is the nozisy and smoke-full boat ride of over 5 hours total, the fuems from the engine was everywhere (all decks). second thing was the 2nd stop at st. michaels church, complete waste of time for me. simy itself is beautiful and i would recommend vising by other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The coach journey from being picked up and getting to airport two and a half hours too many pick ups

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The ferry trip was very long, but was all worth it when we got to Symi, beautiful houses and lovely restaurants. Very hot. loved every moment though :)

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