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Symi Island Excursion Itinerary

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Beautiful summers day on the Greek island of Symi in the Dodecanese Greece Europe

Introduction to the Journey

Embark on a fully accessible excursion to the enchanting Symi Island, known for its picturesque neoclassical houses, rich history, and vibrant harbors. This itinerary is meticulously designed for travelers with mobility difficulties, ensuring a comfortable and enriching experience from start to finish.

Morning Departure

  • Pick-up: Your day begins with a special transfer from your accommodation in Rhodes to the harbor. Our vehicles are specially adapted with seats for clients in wheelchairs, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride.
  • Setting Sail: At approximately 09:30, the boat, equipped with facilities for clients with mobility difficulties, departs from Port Acandia. Enjoy the scenic voyage across the Aegean Sea, destined for Symi Island.

Exploring Symi Island

  • Arrival: After a 1.5-hour sail, you’ll arrive at the charming port of Symi Island. The island welcomes you with its colorful neoclassical buildings and serene atmosphere.
  • Guided Tour: Accompanied by a professional guide, you’ll explore the narrow streets of Yalos village. This is your chance to dive into local culture, visiting shops that sell traditional sponges and spices, integral to Symi’s heritage.
  • Leisure Time: Post-tour, savor local delicacies at traditional restaurants. Use your free time to wander, capture photos, and soak in the island’s beauty.

Afternoon at Panormitis Monastery

  • Next Stop: The journey continues to Panormitis Monastery, a site of historical and spiritual significance. Here, you’ll have 45 minutes to explore the monastery and its museum, enveloped in tranquility.
  • Return: At 18:00, the ship sets sail back to Rhodes. Relish the views and reflect on the day’s experiences as the sun dips below the horizon.

Evening Return

  • Back to Rhodes: Upon arrival at Rhodes port, a coach awaits to transport you back to your accommodation, marking the end of a memorable day.

Tips for a Seamless Experience

  • Wear comfortable shoes and a hat for sun protection.
  • Bring your camera for unforgettable snapshots.
  • Carry sufficient funds for meals, drinks, and shopping.

Important Notes

  • Due to transport limitations, a maximum of 2 wheelchairs and 10 guests in total are permitted.
  • The ship includes toilets and a lift but is not fully accessible; please provide wheelchair dimensions when booking.
  • On Tuesdays, the itinerary first visits Symi, then Panormitis; Saturdays are in reverse order.

This itinerary promises a day filled with discovery, comfort, and accessibility, allowing everyone to experience the magic of Symi Island.

For more details or to book your excursion, visit our site or email accessible-rhodes.com.

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