Tour Location: Panormitis


A cruise to remember!

The holy Monastery of the Archangel Michael of Panormitis is situated on the southern tip of the island and it majestically stands in the middle of the bay of Panormos.

It is one of the largest shrines of Orthodoxy in the Dodecanese islands, well-known all-over Greece. It dates back at least to the fifteenth century, while the current single space basilica, with the cross-shaped domes, was built in the 1783. It is a large single vaulted Basilica whose wooden icon screen is a real masterpiece.

The wall paintings from the main church date back to 1792. Also notable are the impressive bell tower, the carved screen, the icons (most are painted in the Cretan Byzantine style), offerings and the Panormitis icon.

The full figure representation was covered entirely in gold and silver in 1724 at the expense of the captains, clergy and community of Symi. The monastery complex has an Ecclesiastical Museum with rich collections of relics and a Folklore Museum. There is also a Library with post Byzantine manuscripts. It has also a hostel for visiting worshippers. The Monastery celebrates on the 8th of November and on Pentecost.

Important Information

Departure from Rhodes Tourist port

Departure is every day at 13:00, please check also the Symi Timetable.

Please be at the Tourist Port of Rhodes - Check in Kiosk, the latest 30 minutes before the departure, in order to receive your boarding card.

Your boarding card is also the valid ticket for your return.

After purchasing your ticket, you will receive a voucher by email, please check it thoroughly.

Please check the ship’s clock for the time of the next departure, every time you disembark from the boat.

Terms & Conditions

Please note: Children are considered from the age 7-12 (year of birth 2009-2014) and infants from 0-6 (year of birth 2015-2021).

Passengers traveling alone must be 18+ years old. Underaged passengers must be accompanied by an adult.

If a child is traveling with one parent, the police may require travel affirmation of his/her other parent.

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Sea Dreams offers the ability to change your scheduled travel date and travel until 15 October 2022.

Sea Dreams offers flexibility in travel dates, change of travel date up to 15th October 2022.

Keeping up with the current state of affairs, Sea Dreams adapts its services to the needs of its customers, offering flexibility and security.

In case you have purchased your ticket and you are worried about your trip we offer you the option to convert your ticket to «OPEN» (an open dated ticket), with which you can travel on a different date of your choice, without extra charge

Follow the steps below

  1. Send us an email of your reservation and your request for an “Open” ticket to info@seadreams.gr
  2. 2. 5 days prior to your planned trip please contact us to find out about the availability of excursions.

Trips are scheduled until the 15th October 2022.

Sea Dreams’ priority remains the safety and health of its passengers and crew.

Offering more flexibility and confidence, it adapts its services to the needs of its passengers, ensuring its quality services.

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  • Social distancing must be maintained by all passengers.
  • All passengers are required to complete a "Pre-boarding information" form.
  • Temperature checks are mandatory. 
  • All passengers  are required to bring and wear their face mask in all public areas.
  • Face masks are required for guides in public areas. 
  • In order to avoid crowding, the number of passengers is limited. 
  • Hand sanitizer are available to travelers and staff. 
  • High-traffic areas are sanitised regularly.
  • All Gear/equipment is sanitised between use.
  • Guides are required to regularly wash and disinfect hands. 
  • Regular temperature checks for staff are implemented.
  • A paid stay-at-home policy, for staff with symptoms is provided. 
  • A dedicated cabin space was provided in each boat to address and restrict individual suspected cases in order to ensure the health of the passengers and the crew.

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