All 6 Simi Sightseeing
Here are all the Simi sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Simi, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Simi
The Archaeological Museum of Simi is housed in an elegant Venetian mansion in the Town. The archaeological collection includes Hellenistic sculpture, ancient coins, grave offerings, and small statues. The same mansion also houses the Folklore Museum, which exhibits rare Byzantine manuscripts, musical instruments, traditional clothes, and other items.
Many wine presses have been found on the island of Simi, mainly dating from the Byzantine era. Actually, there are more than 120 presses recently discovered (in 1992) by Sarantis Kritikos, scattered all over Simi.
The Monastery of Roukouniotis looks like a fortress and dates from the 15th century. Outside the monastery, there is a cypress in form of an umbrella.
The Nautical Museum is located in Gialos. It hosts ship models, old maps and compasses, maritime instruments, old diving uniforms and many other items that depict the long nautical history of the island.
The Venetian Castle of Simi was built by the Knights of Saint John on the site of a Byzantine Castle. It stands on a hill above the Town and gives great views to the harbor.
The Monastery of Panormitis is the main religious center on the island. It is dedicated to Archangel Michael and celebrates on November 8th. This male monastery receives many pilgrims every summer.
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