Sitting within touching distance of Turkey, Symi is a Dodecanese Island that offers a distinctly different experience – which makes a daytrip to the isle such a fascinating experience. On this full day tour, we'll take the ferry from Kos and discover this history-steeped island's laidback charm and must-see Panormitis Monastery.
The adventure starts with a glide across the Aegean to Symi. The first stop is in the southwest, at the vast Panormitis Monastery. It is famed for its Byzantine frescoes and icon of St Michael, but most of all for its location right on the water's edge. You'll also have free time to explore the site.
Next, you'll sail for Symi town itself. The arrival into the harbour is a joy to behold – tiers of pastel-coloured houses pack the surrounding hillsides. You'll have some free time here to relax and wander around the charming surrounds of the harbour before sailing back to Kos.