Symi island belongs to the Dodecanese islands complex and lies 41km northwest of Rhodes. It has beautiful surroundings, nice taverns and wonderful waters to swim.
Symi is known for its beautiful little port and the unique architecture of the houses. The residents of Symi live mainly from tourism, although there are still fishermen and some farmers.
Its main town is divided in two parts: the harbor side one, called Gialós, and the adjacent one on the slopes of the hills, called Chorió
There is also a big monastery complex, Panormitis, where around 30 people live and take care of the monastery.
Symi is a mountainous island making it difficult to walk, especially during the hot days of summer. There is a bus connection of Gialos port with Ano Symi and also some taxis available for transportation. Travellers can also rent small fish boats and visit inaccessible bays.
The town of Symi is build around the port. There are daily itineraries from / to Rhodes island and twice a week ferry schedules from / to Piraeus (Athens). During summer there are also excursion boats departing from Rhodes.
We offer travelers the availability to search the ferry schedules and book ferry tickets online.