Discover Symi
History & heritage tours

Discover Symi

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: more than 8 hours
Do this because
  • Aegean ferry ride
  • Panormitis Monastery visit
  • Symi old town
  • Sponge producer
What to expect

Each of the Dodecanese Islands offers a distinctly different experience – and Symi is one of the most culturally rich of them all. On this full day excursion, you'll discover its laidback charm and visit sights such as Panormitis Monastery and a sponge maker.

The adventure starts with a glide across the Aegean to Symi, complete with a drink on board. 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 then go on a guided tour of Symi town. And during the sponge maker visit, you'll learn about island's sponge diving heritage – and take a small gift back home.

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What's included
  • Transport
  • Ferry
  • Monastery
  • Guide
  • Personal headsets
  • One drink (on boat)
What to remember

This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values


Dress appropriately – no shoulders or knees showing – when visiting religious buildings

. Bring bathing gear and sunblock. Food and drinks not included
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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