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The port and buildings in Symi


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Fishing boats in a beach near Symi

Symi is located in the Dodecanese and is connected by ferry to and from Athens, the Aegean islands, the Cyclades and other ports in the Dodecanese.

There are 3 ferry companies operating ferries to and from Symi. Anes Ferries, Blue Star Ferries and Dodekanisos Seaways all operate ferries to and from Symi. In the summer season, there are a total of 61 sailings per week.

The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Rhodes to Symi with 19 sailings per week.

The port or island closest to Symi is Panormitis (Symi) with a distance of just 7.2 kilometres - that's 4 miles or 4 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Piraeus at a distance of 407 kilometres - that's about 253 miles or about 220 nautical miles.

The port of Symi is located on the northern side of Symi and serves as the island's busiest seaport. Note that the island may also be spelled 'Syme' or 'Simi'. The port is a medium sized port and is generally moderately busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Symi are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter. Symi is served by a mix of fast and conventional ferries but predominantly conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Symi with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Symi ferry schedules

Why visit Symi?

  • Enjoy a Greek coffee at one of the traditional "cafes" in the promenade. Most shops are located in the main squares, Kampos at the old shipyard and Skala
  • Climb the hundreds of steps to reach Ano (upper) Symi, known as Kali Strata. The panoramic view from the summit will reward your journey

Island hopping around  Symi

Symi is one of the Dodecanese islands and so it’s the ideal base if you want to hop from island to island not only to Dodecanes islands but also to North Aegean Sea. You can easily book quick ferries to Kastellorizo, Samos, Patmos, Kalymnos and others.

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Symi port address & GPS

Symi Port
Port of Symi, Yialos, 85600, Greece.
Telephone: +30 22460 71205
Fax: +30 22460 71205
GPS Co-ordinates
27.8384 ° N, 36.6165 ° E

Symi port facilities

Symi port is located directly in the capital town of the island. You can find hotels, car rentals, restaurants, grocery stores, and cafes.

No parking facilities, long or short term, are available.

In the summer months the port can be become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if travelling by car. For more information about Symi, you can visit Wikipedi.

Getting to and from the port


By car

The port is located in the main town of Yialos so it’s very easy to reach the port by car.

By Taxi

As the port is near the town it is just a short ride by taxi. (Tip: There aren't many taxis on the island so in August it may be an idea to pre-book or to organise a transfer with your hotel.)

By Bus

There are buses to the port from the town and the villages.
on foot

On Foot

As the port is located in the main town it’s very easy to go there on foot.

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Latest prices for Symi ferries

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Fare details
  • Booked: 25th June, 2021
  • Travel: 26th June - 19th August
  • People: One foot passenger

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