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Symi Ferries: Ferry and Ships to Symi Island - Greek Islands Dodecanese Greece

Ferries and Boats to Symi island Dodecanese greek islands Greece

Travel information for Ferries.
Ships and Ferries to Symi - Dodecanese Islands.

Symi and the Dodecanese in general are connected
to the port of Piraeus. From Symi you can also visit
the nearby Dodecanese islands, the Cycladic islands
and Crete through other ports.

Your trip to Symi can be with a conventional ferry
boat or Highspeed depending on the day, the time
and the ferry company you wish to travel with.

If you select to visit Symi with the conventional
ferry your trip will take about 15-17 hours while with
a Highspeed ferry 11-13 hours depending on how
many ports the ferry will call at on the way.

Ferries from Piraeus to Symi run all year round
on a daily basis. In summer of course there are more departures to choose from.

1. Symi - Rhodes
2. Piraeus - Naxos - Astipalea - Symi - Rhodes
3. Piraeus - Mykonos - Astipalea - Symi - Rhodes
4. Piraeus - Patmos - Leros - Symi - Rhodes
5. Piraeus - Santorini - Katapola (Amorgos)
Symi - Rhodes
6. Piraeus - Syros - Symi - Rhodes
7. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Patmos - Leros
Symi - Rhodes
8. Symi - Kalymnos - Kos - Nisyros - Tilos
9. Symi - Leros - Kalymnos - Kos - Symi
10. Symi - Kos - Rhodes

Attention !
The above mentioned information is subject to alteration. To be sure about correct schedules, departure and arrival times of conventional and highspeed ferries check the ONLINE Booking System.

Symi Ferries Dodecanese Islands

Ships and Ferries to the island of Symi in the Dodecanese
Travel Information for ferries to Symi. Island of Symi Dodecanese.

ON LINE Booking System for seats and tickets in real time.

Starting your reservation through the online booking system you can select to have your tickets
sent to you or to collect them from the port office on the day of departure about 2 hours
before departure simply by giving your reservation code and showing your ID card.

We wish you a pleasant trip!

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Α multileg reservation allows you
to combine 2 to 4 domestic routes
(routes within Greece) in one reservation,
even if the selected departures are
operated by different ferry companies.

Travel Guide Symi Island Dodecanese Greece


History of Symi Dodecanese Greek Islands Greece

Symi has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Homer reports that the island participated in the war against Troy with king Nireas.

The first inhabitants are reported to have been the Kares and later the Dorians. Symi always belonged to Rhodes with a small interruption during the 5th B.C. when it belonged to Athens.

In history it has followed the fate of the Dodecanese islands. The Romans occupied it and later on it became part of the Byzantine Empire.

In 1309 the Knights of Saint John conquered the island and a period of prosperity began. Symi then developed in shipping, trade, sponge diving and arts creating a special culture.

In 1522 Turkish occupation arrived but its residents managed to ensure some tax and trade privileges. The island’s financial robustness continued as they could make their own ships and rule the Aegean Sea.

Participation in the Revolution of 1821 resulted in the abolition of these privileges. In 1912 the Italians conquered the island. It is during this period that Symi starts to decline. In World War Two a large part of Symi’s population emmigrated in search of better living conditions.

In March 1948, in Symi, the Protocol of Incorporation was signed and all the Dodecanese islands officially became part of Greece.