Bodrum Symi Ferry Ticket Sale

Bodrum Symi Ferry Ticket Sale

Bodrum-Symi harbour taxes are included in the price.

Only port taxes for 0-6 years, %50 discount for 6-12 years.

Marked days show the trip schedule. The company has right to change the schedule in case of technical failure and poor weather conditions.

RoutesSame day return (Excursion)One WayReturn
BODRUM – SYMI42.00 €42.00 €70.00 €
SYMI – BODRUM42.00 €42.00 €70.00 €
Bodrum Symi Ferry Ticket Sale

Symi

Symi, also transliterated as Syme or Simi (Greek: Σύμη), is a Greek island and municipality. It is mountainous and includes the harbor town of Symi and its adjacent upper town Ano Symi, as well as several smaller localities, beaches, and areas of significance in history and mythology. Symi is part of the Rhodes regional unit. Bodrum Symi Ferry Ticket Sale Bodrum to Symi ferry, Bodrum to Symi Greece, Symi Greece by ferry, greece to Turkey, Rhodes to Symi

Symi island seen from above, with Turkey in the background
Bodrum Symi Ferry Ticket Sale – Symi island seen from above, with Turkey in the background

The economy of Symi was traditionally based on the shipbuilding and sponge industries. The population reached 22,500 at its peak during that period. Symi’s main industry is now tourism, and its permanent population has declined to 2,500, with a larger population during the summer.

View of the port.
View of the port. Symi

The island is known for its unique shrimps. Named “Symi’s shrimps”, these are small shrimps that are pan fried and eaten whole (with the shell).

Symi Geography

Symi island seen from above, with Turkey in the background

Geographically, Symi is part of the Dodecanese island chain, located about 41 kilometres (25 miles) north-northwest of Rhodes (and 425 km (264 mi) from Piraeus, the port of Athens), with 58.1 square kilometres (22.4 sq mi) of mountainous terrain. Its nearest land neighbors are the Datça and Bozburun peninsulas of Muğla Province in Turkey.

Symi Houses of the island
Bodrum Symi Ferry Ticket Sale / Symi Houses of the island

Its interior is dotted with small valleys, and its coastline alternates between rocky cliffs and beaches, and isolated coves. Its main town, located on the northeast coast, is also named Symi and consists of the lower town around the harbour, typically referred to as Yialos, and the upper town is called Horio or Ano Symi. Other inhabited localities are Pedi, Nimborio, Marathounda and Panormitis. Bodrum Symi Ferry Ticket Sale

Panormitis is the location of the island’s famous monastery which is visited by people from all over the world, and many Greeks pay homage to St Michael of Panormitis each year. The island has 2,580 inhabitants, mostly engaged in tourism, fishing, and trade. In the tourist season which lasts from Easter until Panormitis Day in early November, tourists and day-trippers increase the number of people on the island to as much as 6000. Bodrum Symi Ferry Ticket Sale

Bodrum Symi Ferry Ticket Sale
Bodrum Symi Ferry Ticket Sale

In addition to its many historical sites, the island’s isolated beaches, many reachable only with small boats, are popular with tourists. The Municipality of Sými includes the uninhabited offshore islets of Gialesíno, Diavátes, Kouloúndros, Marmarás, Nímos, Sesklío, and Chondrós. Its total land area is 65.754 square kilometres (25.388 sq mi).

Symi History

In Greek mythology, Symi is reputed to be the birthplace of the Charites and to take its name from the nymph Syme (in antiquity the island was known as Aigli and Metapontis), though Pliny the Elder and some later writers claimed that the name was derived from scimmia “a monkey”.

In Homer’s Iliad the island is mentioned as the domain of King Nireus, who fought in the Trojan War on the side of the Greeks and was described as the handsomest man in the Achaean forces, after Achilles. Thucydides writes that during the Peloponnesian War there was a Battle of Syme near the island in January, 411 BC, in which an unspecified number of Spartan ships defeated a squadron of Athenian vessels.

Little was known about the island until the 14th century, but archaeological evidence indicates that it was continuously inhabited, and ruins of citadels suggest that it was an important location. It was first part of the Roman Empire and then the Byzantine Empire, until its conquest by the Knights of St. John in 1309.