Ferry to Symi

Passengers traveling by ferry to Symi visit the most beautiful and picturesque island of the Dodecanese island group!

The island has a lot of mountains and is surrounded by innumerable bays and the clean sea. Chorio or Ano Symi is the main town of the island and is located between two mountains. To be more precise, the town spans two hills flanking the port of Symi. The neoclassical houses display the traditional architecture of the island and rise tier upon tier to the peak creating a small town. The town and its buildings date back to the 19th century.

Tourists traveling to the destination Symi and visit the main town Ano Symi discover some derelict buildings, partly decayed, among the picturesque houses. At the beginning of the 20th century, Symi had almost 30,000 inhabitants. It used to be the capital of the Dodecanese and the hub of sponge fishing for the world. Nevertheless, after having enjoyed the time on the islands and upon departure with ferries from Symi, visitors will realize that the economical decline of Symi has come to an end and the island is flourishing again. Increasing tourism is an important factor in the new awakening of the island. The population has started to increase and to head for new settlements out of the port and Chorio.

Symi is located very close to the Anatolian coast, north of Rhodes. It covers an area of about 58 square km and the coastline is 85 km long. Approximately 2,500 people live on the island in the meantime. Ferry routes Symi include routes to Piraeus, Rhodes, the Cyclades and the other Dodecanese islands and can be seen online through isFerry’s Symi ferry timetable. The distance to Piraeus is 230 nautical miles and to Rhodes 21 nautical miles.

Ferry Port Symi

Forthcoming information advice on how to get to the ferry port Symi by bus, taxi and water taxi as well as its geographical location.

How to get to Symi Port

Get to Symi port by bus, taxi and water taxi.


There are two public bus transfer services with daily connections on Symi island:

  • The Green Urban Bus connects the Symi port (Gialos) with the main village (Chorio). For more information, please call +30 694 531 6248, +30 697 669 4999.
  • The Panormitis Bus connects Symi with Panormitis. For more information, please call +30 22460 71311.


In order to schedule a taxi transfer, please call

  • CHARISOPOULOS THANASIS: +30 694 656 8731
  • TSAVARIS KOSTAS: +30 694 525 2308
  • PETRIDIS GIORGOS: +30 697 462 3492
  • MAKROPOULOS THODORIS: +30 694 527 3842
  • KOURDOUMPAS STAMATIS: +30 694 522 6348

Water Taxi

Water Taxis operate around the island and connect all seaside villages.

Schedules & Prices Symi

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Discounts & Offers Symi