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Interested in visiting a Greek Island during your holidays in Bodrum? Make it happen by joining a full day Bodrum Symi Day Trip from Bodrum to the picturesque island of Simi. This island is listed among the smallest of the Dodecanese but achieves to charm thousands of visitors every year. Admire its architecture, taste some local recipes, learn its history and tradition, and visit some places of interest with this great tour.
Bodrum Symi Day Trip begins during the morning. During the completion of your booking, you will receive some important information regarding the time you need to be at the port. Please note that, for this boat trip from Bodrum to Simi you need to bring with you passport. Once the necessary formalities are done, you will enter the ferry boat and start sailing in the Aegean Sea for almost 2 hours.
When you arrive at the Island of Simi, you will be offered some hours of free time to spend as you wish. The Island will capture your attention since the very first moments and increase your desire for exploration.
The first thing to notice at the port will be the beautifully constructed and decorated houses. Simi is known for preserving its traditional architectural style and thus, the port is surrounded by many colourful neoclassical houses. Take some time to walk around the narrow streets in order to observe these houses and snap some photos of this incredible backdrop.
In what regards the places of interest, the most known and important sited in Simi is the monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis. It was constructed during the 18th century and can be found on the southwest coast of the Island. There, you can observe an impressive bell tower or visit the museums inside the monastery. In Simi there is also an archaeological museum that includes a collection of items from the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman eras, a Byzantine collection, and a small collection of interesting folklore items.
In Simi, you can also find many charming shops selling beautiful souvenirs, clothes and traditional products. Take your time to explore these shops or relax in one of the local cafeterias and restaurants in order to taste some delicious food or drinks.
By the end of your free time, you will return back to the port in order to enter the ferry boat back to Bodrum. This excursion finishes during the afternoon when you arrive back with a sense of sweet tiredness but, full of great memories.
Get the chance to visit the Greek Island of Simi during your holidays in Bodrum. This small Island is located in the Dodecanese Island complex and is listed among the most beautiful and charming ones of the area. Bodrum Symi Day Trip takes you on a memorable journey there and allows you to spend a day full of laughter, sightseeing and relaxation.
Boat Trip: Departure from Bodrum is scheduled during the morning. On a prescheduled time, you will arrive at the port of Bodrum and complete the passport control. The boat trip to Simi has an approximate duration of 2 hours and during this time you can enjoy the views from the deck and snap some photos.
Simi Island: The Island attracts thousands of visitors every year due to its charming character, the warmth and hospitality of the local people, and its important sites. When you arrive there, you will have some hours of free time in order to explore the island and experience its cosmopolitan character.
Architecture: The first thing to notice when at the port of Simi is the incredible architectural style of the island. More precisely, Simi is known for preserving its traditional architecture as houses have their own special colour pallet. Take some time to walk around the neighbourhoods in order to admire the charm of these neoclassical houses and interact with the locals.
Sightseeing: In case you wish to proceed with some sightseeing, one interesting place to visit is the archaeological museum. Inside the museum there is an interesting collection of items from various eras, i.e. Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine. However, the island’s most notable site is the monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis. There, you can visit the monastery’s facilities, admire the imposing bell tower and explore the small museums inside.
Shops and Restaurants: Around the port and in the main village, there are multiple shops selling interesting and beautiful souvenirs and handcrafts. In addition, you may find some charming island boutiques selling clothes and handmade jewelleries. During your free time, you can also take a break in one of the cafeterias or taverns that the island has. Do not miss the chance to taste some local recipes and delicacies.
Return: At a certain time, you will return back to the port in order to pass the passport control. The boat trip will allow you to further relax and enjoy the Aegean Sea. Arrival back to Bodrum is expected during the afternoon.