Symi (Simi) ferries connect Dodecanese Islands with Athens, Samos & Turkey with crossings available to Rhodes, Kos, Tilos, Nisyros, Kalymnos, Leros, Lipsi, Patmos, Kastelorizo, Karpathos, Agathonisi & Panormitis (in Dodecanese Islands), Piraeus (in Athens), Pythagorio (in Samos) & Bodrum (in Turkey). Sailings from Symi (Simi) are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 26 ferry crossings daily from Symi (Simi) with sailing durations starting from 30 minutes. Our Symi (Simi) ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Symi is a small island belonging to the Dodecanese Island groups, which belong to Greece and rest just off the west coast of Turkey. The port is used as the gateway to neighbouring islands belonging to Greece, including Rhodes and Kos.
Once the ferry meanders over the gentle rocking waves of the Mediterranean Sea, and you first lay eyes on the wine-coloured houses overlooking the sleepy harbour that embodies Symi – it will be love at first sight. Every shade of orange, yellow and red is presented in an oasis of colour and vitality, symolising Symi’s character. A constant stream of buoyant tourists adorn the beaches, basking in the scorching sunrays and golden sands, bringing a youthful energy to the island. St Nicholas Beach and Marathounda Beach are the pinnacle of the shoreline, leading to a selection of blue coves waiting to be explored.
Primed for sunbathing and lounging around the harbour, whiling away the hours tasting a hybrid of Italian, French and Greek cuisine which epitomises the history of Symi, many often ignore the myriad of spectacular ancient buildings dominating the town centre, but some believe that is the highlight of the island. The numerous steps leading to the apex of the acropolis make the spectacle even more worthwhile - the Panormitis Monastery offers an insight into the fascinating history of Symi - as well as a breathtaking view of the incredible architecture.
You’ll certainly get through a few miles when perusing the shops, landmarks and restaurants, but there is no need for a car, just make sure you bring sturdy walking shoes.
Akti Navarchou Ioannou, Symi 85600, Greece.
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