SYMI TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Simi on our travel guide! Symi island Greece is one of the gems of the Dodecanese island chain! It stands out of the other Greek islands for its beautiful architecture, colorful houses, and a relaxed atmosphere. The port of Symi seems to have popped out of a painting! The first thing that catches your eye as you approach Symi by ferry is the colorful mansions around the port. The setting oozes charm in abundance! The port of Symi is hands down the ultimate spot for romantic walks and sunset gazing!
The port is considered the center of the island. Within a walking distance from it, there are many little villages and beaches to discover. If you manage to peel yourself away from the utterly romantic port, you should visit the beautiful Symi beaches. They might be small, but they are clean and have mesmerizing crystal clear waters. Some of them are organized, but the rest are secluded, thus ideal for those who want to relax away from the hustle and the bustle!
Symi holidays are ideal for families and couples who seek relaxation away from the noisy crowds.
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Symi Greece is one of the most picturesque and charming islands of the Dodecanese island chain.
The most impressive spot on the island is hands down Symi port. The hill above the port is packed with crayon-like mansions which emit a fairytale-like charm. Not to mention that any corner of the town boasts a magnificent view of the Aegean Sea. The unique atmosphere of the port will bewitch you!
The main town of Symi, which is divided into two settlements: Gialos and Chorio, is the island’s center of activities. It stands out for its colorful mansions, peaceful atmosphere, and photogenic setting. Not to mention that every corner of the town boasts an amazing view of the Aegean Sea!
If you want to escape the summer heat after the town’s exploration, head to Symi beaches. Although they aren’t big, they are clean and laid-back. If on the other side you are an adventure lover, you’ll be happy to know that a hike around the island will bring you to many cute chapels and photogenic spots. Actually, on the southern part of the island, you’ll find the renowned Panormitis monastery, which is worth visiting.
What’s more, Symi is a brilliant base for island hopping, especially to the nearby Rhodes island!
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HOW TO GET TO SYMI?
The most popular way to reach the island is by ferry. There are ferries to Simi from the island of Rhodes and other islands of the Aegean. The closest airport to Simi is on Rhodes island.
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Simi Town is the centre of activities on the island. It is separated in two settlements: the port settlement of Gialos and the settlement of Chorio. The architecture of this place is amazing.
On the southern side of Simi, there is the beautiful Monastery of Panormitis, considered the protector of the island. Many boat trips depart from Simi or Rhodes to Panormitis.
Pedi is a small seaside village with few houses, surrounded by olive oil trees and bushes. The beach is narrow but clean.