Rhodes Tours
High Speed Boat to Symi Island & Panormitis Monastery
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High Speed Boat to Symi Island & Panormitis Monastery

By Rhodes Sea Lines
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The only high speed boat operating the Rhodes-Symi route which means that finally, you don't have to spend half of your day on a boat to get to Symi Island! With a late departure (11:00) and only one hour journey time, this brand new boat offers an exhilarating journey and then three hours freedom to explore the island of Symi and its secrets. Symi, Greece is one of the most picturesque and charming islands of Greece. The most impressive spot on the island is hands down Symi port. The hill above the port is packed with crayon-like mansions which emit a fairytale-like charm. Not to mention that any corner of the town boasts a magnificent view of the Aegean Sea. The unique atmosphere of the port will bewitch you! On the way back we stop at the Monastery of Panormitis for a 45 minute stop where you can enjoy the breath taking views and the unique monastery.

Ages 0-110, max of 120 per group
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English
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  • Restroom on board
  • Entry/Admission - Panormitis Monastery


Start:
  • Rhodes Sea Lines, Pl. Eleftherias, Rodos 851 00, Greece
    The boat is located exactly opposite the national bank of Greece in Rhodes Harbour.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91578P13

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91578P13

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    • Pl. Eleftherias, Rodos 851 00, Greece
      The boat is located exactly opposite the national bank of Greece in Rhodes Harbour.
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    About the operator
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    • Rhodes Sea Lines
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      Joined in July 2014
    • kellybV5081UE
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Quick & easy trip to beautiful symi
      I booked this online whilst browsing, it cost €138 2 people from Kolympia harbour. We were staying at the atlantica imperial and the harbour was literally next door. My husband isn’t overly keen on boat trips so when I saw this I perfectt as it reduced time on boat. Unfortunately my husband had an upset tummy so I went alone. The boat arrived on time and we set off to Rhodes town harbour which took about 40 minutes. It was quite pleasant I sat up the top as less bumpy apparently. Then some people got off and loads got on. I would say it s just like a bus but on water. It then took about an hour to symi island. It was a bumpy journey at time. At no time was there any safety announcements or any kind of information. I was sat behind the captain , two of he’s mates got on and sat with him. They were chatting and the captain kept getting distracted on he’s phone as well. He came across as very unfriendly and dirty. It was 38 degrees but my arms were a tad chilly at times I took a towel so I wrapped that around me. We were given a map before we disembarked and was told what time to return by them holding up a sign as you got off. Atm was beautiful it was so hot ! I had a little wonder then had some lunch. I then paid €8 and got on the fun train which took 45 minutes and was brilliant. It stops at the top of a hill and you get 5 minutes to get off and take photos. It took 45 minutes. By then time was up. I noticed a girl on the boat alone I thought maybe we could buddy up but she dashed off before I had a chance to catch her eye. When I was having lunch I saw her make an exchange with a local man it was very discreet and looked dodgy he asked her how long she her for and I heard her say she had others but would be somewhere so he could find her. Seemed like a drug run to me and possible prosecution she looked sad only young. . It goes on everywhere I guess just wasn’t expecting that and no one would have noticed it was only that I recognised her from the boat. Back to the trip , we then stopped at a lovely bay and had about 30 minutes swim time. They had floats that they gave out but no snorkel I wish I took mine. You can leave your stuff on the boat as the crew stay on it. Like towel etc I took a change of swim wear and used the toilet to change which I’m so glad I did as again even though it reached 40 it was chilly at sea. As I was about to leave at Kolympia I quickly mentioned to a crew member about my husband ticket if it could be refunded. The captain was shouting no talking and honking the horn. I’ve never known such an unfriendly crew. I felt like he didn’t like woman either he friends were gay which I have no problem with what’s so ever but it was like he didn’t care about the day trippers just there conversations. We hit a few waves due to him not concentrating! Having said all that I enjoyed it and it was a lot quicker way to get there. Just think of it as a fast bus. I spoke to someone who got a different boat from Rhodes town and it took 2 hours. I also spoke to someone that got on there and it coast €40 pp. so you could stay in roads town after and spend evening there if you wanted. Buses are very cheap and easy. I emailed about my husband’ and I received a full refund for he’s ticket the next day!
      Written 16 June 2024
    • Erinmckelvie
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great boat trip!
      Great trip. Fast boat. Provided with a leaflet guide of places to visit in Symi island. Got a discount on sea sponges in the recommended shop also with a free gift! Swim stop was lovely however would have liked for it to have been for longer. Swimming noodles were provided which was great. Would have been good to have some goggles to see underwater.
      Written 16 June 2024
    • melissadS1950IY
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Birthday gift from daughter!
      My daughter and I have just got back from this trip! It was absolutely brilliant! The crew were amazing and even made me a birthday “cake” as it was my birthday! The swimming spots were gorgeous and the food was delicious! Cannot recommend this day trip enough! Couldn’t think of a more perfect way to spend my birthday!! Thankyou to the crew for making it such a wonderful day!
      Written 16 June 2024
    • 280giannisn
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxing sunset 🌅
      Amazing crew !!! Organised 💯, perfect view and sea 🌊, and top the barbecue 🍗 I went with my friend and we just chill 🧘‍♂️
      Written 16 June 2024
    • lucymW6044PS
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best day , best time, The best capitan Chris
      The best time I ever have ..in my life .. with my husband.. Our capitan Chris was excellent driver. He tuke care about us as king's. Thank you for acomodation around us. You company is the best Best day
      Written 14 June 2024
    • 313jennie
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great
      The boat was really comfortable and the hoast was really nice and professional! The places we stopped by was also well planned and the places were beautiful! Only thing i needed was a bit more time to swim, but still there was plenty of time for it. And maybe some salty snacks would be nice, now theres only fruits to eat, but these are just little things, overall it was a success!
      Written 14 June 2024
    • 287villes
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pleasant coastal cooldown
      Trip was fun and kids did enjoy also, maybe some snacks or fruits would be nice addition as kids started to get hungry at end of the trip.
      Written 12 June 2024
    • Compass820141
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      No sea sickness! 🏆
      Symi was amazing! We were travelling with kids and were afraid of possible sea sickness in speed boat. Everything went well! No one felt sick at all! Slower boat would have probably done it.
      Written 12 June 2024
    • Ambassador104710
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      It was a very enjoyable day. The crew were amazing, very friendly with everyone, lots of drinks available, and a delicious fruit salad. The 3hrs went so fast.
      Written 11 June 2024
    • Roving522844
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very nice family time. Everyone got the bits of offered fun.
      It was a very nice trip! Swim stops - fun! Music - enjoyable! Please continue having fish feeding, especially if you have kids on board. It’s a nice moment for them. Captain - seems doing the job with pleasure, that boosts the good mood! It was also nice to have chance to be protected from sun, especially if you are going in the middle of the day.
      Written 11 June 2024
    • olgagV3718JZ
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing! 🐠🐟🇬🇷
      My husband and I had an incredible experience on the boat trip organized by Sun & Sea. We visited three stunning locations, each more beautiful than the last. The scenic views and the peacefulness of the sea made our trip truly unforgettable. The crew was professional and friendly, ensuring that we had everything we needed for a perfect day. We are very happy and want to thank Sun & Sea for providing such a wonderful vacation. Highly recommended!
      Written 11 June 2024
    • Julialvina
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and friendly
      Super fun, relaxing and beautiful day trip. The crew is fantastic, friendly, open, inventive without being overbearing - we had lots of time to chill, get a tan and explore the boat and surrounding areas. It’s not a party cruise but everyone was in a good mood and had fun in the water together. The food was fantastic, the drinks flowing and cold, and lots of snacks! The only minor feedback was some of the music felt a bit of an odd mix, but I understand that the playlist was made to suit lots of tastes. I would have loved more Greek music and general summer vibes. Highly recommend this tour and getting a bean bag on the top!
      Written 11 June 2024
    • L64MEnatalial
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice 3h with a boat.
      Very nice 3 h with a fam of 4. Kids 10 and 12. Nice stops with swims (3), boat max cap is 30 person, so it was not crowted. I recomend this to familys.
      Written 11 June 2024
    • CindyandTy2015
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing day trip to Symi!
      Loved the cruise and Symi. Swim and Pics in St George bay such a bonus. The captain and crew were great, even provided jackets and blankets because the crossing can be quite windy. Taking the fast boat is well worth it to get there in an hour. Great day trip from Rhodes.
      Written 10 June 2024
    • mariaemiliei
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Redbull jet rhodes
      The trip was great and really fun. 5 stars from us!! Really good guides, thank you🫶🏻 Remember to bring a towel and some clothes because we were very wet when we came back
      Written 10 June 2024
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    Lee
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023 • Couples
    Excellent experience. We picked up a leaflet a few days before when we were in Rhodes Town. The lady handing them out wasn’t pushy, she just offered us the flyer in a friendly way.
    The trip left on time and picked up on time. We were back at 17.00 on the dot as promised.
    Panormitis and Symi are lovely places. The time spent in each was about right with enough to do what there was to do but not ages sat around waiting to get back on the boat at the end.
    I would definitely recommend this company.
    Written 3 July 2023
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    George V
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2023 • Couples
    If you want to spend less time on your trip and more time on your vacation this is the only choice..At Mandraki port 2 high speed boats took us to the symi island.
    time: 58 minutes, when the others needed 1:45h
    Very kind and polite staff, I highly recommend this transportation to an amazing island and amazing monastery Panormitis.
    It worth 100% and we will be back!
    Written 18 June 2023
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