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Symi excursions

Postby snapperjon » 16 Jun 2011, 15:36

Hi folks,

Is there a list of Symi trips and prices anywhere? Trips around the island, day trips to Turkey and similar exotic destinations, bus times, walking trips and so forth? A comprehensive guide in other words. Does such a thing exist?
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Postby Andy W » 16 Jun 2011, 16:00

I've never seen a single unified list anywhere, Jon. It would be a good idea, but may be quite difficult to do. A lot changes as the season goes on - Walking trips start earlier to avoid excessive heat, the Symi Bus runs longer into the evening, the Panormitis bus makes 3 trips instead of two, and so on. Then in September and October the changes go into reverse as the days get shorter and the visitors get fewer. You'd really need a month-by-month guide.
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Postby George » 16 Jun 2011, 20:05

Month by month would not work either. Taxi boats and trip boats do not have a precise start up date, it often depends on the weather. Changes to the bus schedule seem to happen with a day or two's notice. A daily bulletin?
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Postby snapperjon » 16 Jun 2011, 22:34

Maybe people could put stuff in that they've recently experienced? It will alter a bit, but probably not that much and would give a pretty good indication of what to expect.
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Postby AMPY » 16 Jun 2011, 22:52

Happy to oblige.

Taxi boats from Yialos to the nearer beaches were 9 Euro last week. Marathounta was 14 Euro (but still free sunbeds)

Didn't take a round the island trip but think they were around the 35-40 Euro mark.
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Postby Gemma1 » 17 Jun 2011, 08:03

Not something I've experienced personally (yet) but the Sunday morning photo walk with Neil Gosling from Symi Dream sounds good if you're into walking and photographer. I'm not a great photographer myself but it's definitely on the agenda for my next trip :) It sets off at 9.15 in the morning from Symi Dream.

I really enjoyed the walking tour round Horio when I was on Symi last year. I went with Ian the Olympic rep so not sure if anybody is doing a similar trip this year :?:
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Postby snoopy2 » 17 Jun 2011, 08:42

:) Not a popular thing to recommend going off Symi for an excursion but my daughter and myself went on the day trip to Turkey. Specifically went for a Hamam and it was wonderful. After there was still time for lunch - a visit to the hairdresser where there were loads of couples queuing for pedicures and time to wander round the extensive and interesting market. The boat sails to a custom built resort so no ancient things to see but again i would thoroughly recommend a visit to the hamam - you come out feeling 'new' 8-)
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Postby snapperjon » 17 Jun 2011, 09:28

Well, there we are! Should we have a thread dedicated to this sort of thing? Sort of a mini `trip advisor'?

I know it's not a very British thing to do (why????) to talk about money, but if prices could be mentions (thanks, Ampy!) it would help with budgeting.
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