Pre-Trip-Information-Greece-Symi


PRE-TRIP INFORMATION – SYMI ISLAND, GREECE

Dear swimmer!
We look forward to seeing you soon on our swimming trip to Symi island, Greece. Your guides for this trip will be Aoife Doran and Toby Van den Eynde and you can contact them on +49 1522 4554938 (whatsapp).

You can also reach Pedi Beach Hotel at: [email protected], +302246071981.

Meeting Time:
First day of the trip at 18.30 pm at Pedi Beach Hotel, Symi Island, Greece. http://www.pedibeachhotel.gr/. If for some reason you cannot arrive by that time, it is fine and we will do a short briefing with you the next day.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/2c22UVgK8jT2

Finish Time:
The last day of the trip at 10.30am.

Travel Info:
You need to travel to Symi island, Greece. The best way to get there is via Rhodes island.

Ferry companies Rhodes – Symi:
Ferry times search and booking online: https://www.directferries.com
Dodekanisos Seaways: http://www.12ne.gr/en/
Sea Dreams: https://www.seadreams.gr/
Sebeco Lines: https://www.sebeco.gr/en/
Anes Ferries: www.anes.gr
Blue Star Ferries: https://www.bluestarferries.com/en/

Transfer from Symi port (Yialos) to Pedi Beach Hotel (Pedi bay)
Hotel transfer is free of charge. The driver (Spyros) will hold a signboard Pedi Beach Hotel. Please inform the hotel by email in advance ([email protected]) that you are coming with a ferry (arrival time, date and ferry company) and request for a hotel car/van to wait for you.

You can use a local taxi (7-8 Euro) from Yialos Port to Pedi beach hotel.

Extra hotel nights:
If you require additional nights please contact hotel Pedi Beach Hotel at: [email protected]

Important Tips:
a) PDF Trip Notes file: https://bit.ly/3ycgDje.

b) Local currency is Euro and ATMs are available in Yialos, Symi island. The hotel is safe and it takes card payments.
You are encouraged to have some cash (Euros) for restaurant meals and to tip your guides and boat captain based on your experience.

c) Please upload your travel health insurance to your account online. We also advise you to have a printed copy with you on paper or a copy on your phone.  See our website for more info: https://www.strel-swimming.com/travel-insurance/

d) Swimming towels and swim caps! We have our own swimming towels and swim caps for you.
Please bring your OWN WATER BOTTLE (for water breaks while swimming) clearly marked with your name on the side and on the top.

e) For swimming, we recommend you bring some anti-chafing personal body glide. We will also have our own vaseline and latex gloves there to use.

We hope you all enjoy our Symi swimming odyssey! Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.

The warm Mediterranean Sea is waiting for you!

Best regards and safe travels,

Strel Swimming Team