Symi is part of the Dodecanese island complex and is located next to Rhodes. Enchanting at first sight, Symi is the ideal place to enjoy the Greek summer. It is one of the most popular destinations in the Aegean, as its unique elegance and traditional style attract thousands of visitors each summer.
Symi comprises of three main areas, Yialos, Chorio (Ano Chora) and Pedi Bay. Yialos is the area around the island’s harbour while Chorio is the upper town. From these two villages visitors can reach Kali Strata by climbing a cobblestone staircase and enjoy a scenic view of neoclassical buildings and traditional architecture! Pedi is another seaside village, its beach located at the end of the bay. Other smaller villages include Nimborio and Xisos.
At the other end of the island is the Monastery of Archangel Taxiarchis Michael of Panormitis, dedicated to Symi’s patron saint, Michael. It is located off a beautiful shore with green waters. Renowned for his miracles, the saint’s energy surrounds the monastery and attracts thousands of worshippers every year.
Visitors can try the local cuisine at traditional tavernas and restaurants. A popular dish is the Symi shrimp, a delicious bite-sized delicacy.
There are many organised beaches with restaurants, sun beds and umbrellas, as there are natural ones with crystal clear waters!
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