One of the greatest additions to complement your visit to Rhodes is a daily trip to the island of Symi.
Symi is a small island about 12 miles northwest of Rhodes with a population of 2500. The most famous areas include the harbor, known for its colorful traditional Dodecanese houses and the Holy Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis.
Panormitis is one of the most appreciated Monasteries, visited by countless Greeks and Orthodox Christians across the world, that are spiritually connected to the local monks. Symi’s residents historically were occupied with shipbuilding and sponges.
Accessible Rhodes organizes special transfers by boat to Symi and Panormitis for visitors with mobility difficulties. The trip lasts for a whole day with the company of a professional guide and it’s available for all nationalities. Meals and drinks are not included.
Guests will be picked up from their accommodation and transferred to the harbor with our specially adapted vehicle with seats for passengers in a wheelchair. The boat departs from Acandia port approximately at 09:30. The ship will arrive at Symi’s port after about 1,5 hour and will remain there for 3,5 hours.
The guests will be having a guided tour along the narrow streets of the village Yalos where they can also visit the local sponges and spices shops. Afterwards the guests can have lunch at traditional restaurants and have free time to spend on their own, where they can explore the village. Afterwards, the ship will sail to the next stop, Panormitis Monastery. They will have about 45 minutes to visit the monastery and the museum. At 18:00 the ship will arrive at Rhodes port and from there a coach will transfer the guests back to their accommodation.
TIPS: Comfortable shoes, hat, camera.