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Address: Gr. Lambrakis str. 46, 85100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 697 784 1662
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Beautiful island - lots of travelling time

The Simply Symi excursion is interesting however you do spend most of the day travelling - 4 1/2 hours approximately by boat. Paul, our guide, was lovely - very calming voice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2016
London, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was well worth the money about ninety mins to the island which is stunning with plenty of places to eat.Then to another place on the island to visit a monastery lovely place.Would recommend this trip.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On top deck, a hot day, feeling the sea breeze blow through your hair, my stomach isn't the best on boats but it was a excellent day, beautiful symi, an amazing day.

Thank jacqui357
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The Simply Symi excursion is interesting however you do spend most of the day travelling - 4 1/2 hours approximately by boat. Paul, our guide, was lovely - very calming voice.

1 Thank iamsamchanelle
Batroun, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Symi is one of the most beautiful islands we had visited during our Rhodos travel visit. We ate at Yanni Restaurant. fresh sea food & wonderful wine. It has a nice beach. The boat Excursion was well planned & worth trying.

2 Thank Costy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is THE island that sums up what I always looked for in Greece - quiet but with an architecturallly beautiful harbour which is lively and interesting.Yet quite small and walkable.Pebbly, quiet beaches with turquoise seas.Mountainous and wild.It is so far removed from the chaos of Rhodes as to be unrecognisable. Take one of the beach ferries out to Agios... More 

4 Thank Scotlandmac
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We booked as a couple before we left on holiday through the tourtlee website- this was easy and quick. We were picked up at our hotel by George who was incredibly helpful and friendly, he was very knowledgeable about Symi and gave us lots of advice for the excursion. He advised to sit inside in the aircon to avoid heatstroke,... More 

4 Thank George S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Few hours after I arrived to Lomeniz hotel at Rhodes I had to meet Georges Papadopoulos Troutlee sales manager at 10 Am, surprisingly he was there at 9:30 and this was impressive for me and that's because I didn't want to book online. We had a long talk, he was very helpful, friendly and trustful, we booked the Boat excursion... More 

2 Thank Georges H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We took this excursion towards the end of our tour of Rhodes, but we had five hours on the boat and only four onshore. Symi is undoubtedly a beautiful harbour, but it consists mainly of shops selling the same stuff we could buy in Rhodes Old Town. Similarly, the monastery at Panormitis is interesting, but scarcely worth the times it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Visiting the monastery at Panoramitis and pulling into the harbour of Symi Town are both breathtaking. The monastery is beautiful and ladies have to cover their shoulders and are provided with a shawl. The view as you come into the harbour is lovely but when you pull into Symi Town the views are stunning with lots of pastel coloured Venetian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We did the full day tour with Tourtlee to Symi Island. The transfer was prompt and seamless from hotel to ship. The boat itself was the Sea Dream and was a massive big ferry - my guess probably 250-300 people. The ship itself was quite roomy inside and out but is quite out of date and the indoor salon very... More 

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