Day trip from Rhodes to Symi with Dodekanisos Seaways

Island hopping made easy!

Visiting Rhodes this summer? Great choice. You know what’s even greater? Going on a day trip from Rhodes to the island of Symi! Ready to plan your island-hopping trip? Learn about ferries to Symi and see how to have the best 1-day trip with ferry company Dodekanisos Seaways.

Boats and traditional houses at the port of Symi

Colorful, traditional mansions at the port of Symi

How to go on a day trip from Rhodes to Symi with Dodekanisos Seaways

Greek ferry company Dodekanisos Seaways serves one-day trips to Symi from Rhodes this summer!

There are 4 weekly crossings between Rhodes and Symi on average, depending on the season. It takes just 1.5 hours to reach the port of Panormitis in Symi.

Catch the ferry Panagia Skiadeni at 09:00 from the main port of Rhodes and you will be at the port of Panormitis in Symi at 10:30. You can then continue to the main port of Symi with the same vessel at 12:00 and return to Rhodes at 17:00 all with the same vessel!

One-way tickets from Rhodes to Symi with Dodekanisos Seaways are €21.

Tip: do you want to book your ferry tickets from Rhodes to Symi with up to a 50% discount? Find all the information about the early-booking offer of Dodekanisos Seaways for 2023 and get the best prices.

Ferry Panagia Skiadeni of Dodekanisos Seaways crossing the sea at sunset

Ferry Panagia Skiadeni of Dodekanisos Seaways traveling during sunset

What to do in Symi in 1 day

One day in Symi is the perfect way to live some of the best experiences on the island! You will get to taste amazing local dishes, visit important monuments and hit the beach in just a few hours. Symi may be small, but we guarantee you'll want to come back for more. Until then, let’s see what you can do in Symi in a day!

Catch the Dodekanisos Seaways ferry from Rhodes to Symi and the moment you arrive at Panormitis port, visit the historic Monastery of Panormitis. This impressive monastery is a popular attraction for visitors who want to find out more about the history of the island and its architectural tradition, as well as the importance of the monastery for religious faith in the Dodecanese island group.

If there’s enough time, go grab a cheese pie at the Fournos tou Panormiti traditional bakery. The same bakery also operates at the main port of Symi, so you can have your cheese pie later too :) 

After getting on the ferry from Panormitis to Symi, you can board a boat to the remote beach of Agia Marina for a relaxing swim, visit the main village of the island and enjoy a drink at the cafe of Lefteris or have lunch at Pantelis, where the famous Symi shrimp is served!

The ferry to Rhodes departs at 17:00 so make sure you get to the port in time.

Tip: did you know that, except the early-booking offer, Dodekanisos Seaways has more offers for perfect day trips from Rhodes or even from Samos to other beautiful islands? If not, check out our blog on day trip discounts by Dodekanisos Seaways.

Extra tip: remember to turn off mobile roaming when in Symi, as the island’s proximity to Turkey, which is not an EU country, may mean your mobile switches to a Turkish network and charges you more for data and calls.

Yachts and boats at the beach of Agia Marina in Symi

The crystal-clear waters of Agia Marina beach in Symi

Book cheap ferry tickets for your day trip to Symi

Compare prices and departure times on Ferryhopper’s ferry map, and book cheap ferry tickets from Rhodes to Symi in just a few clicks.

Tip: if you want to enjoy every moment in Symi to the fullest, download the Ferryhopper App and check your ferry’s live location on the map!