Travel to Symi, a vibrant postcard of the Aegean
Escape to the hidden paradise of Symi, a breathtaking island in the Aegean Sea near Rhodes. With its awe-inspiring landscapes, charming villages, Symi offers an unforgettable journey of elegance and tranquility.
Step into the picturesque postcard of Chora, where neoclassical mansions perch on rocky cliffs, creating a mesmerizing sight. The inviting harbor of Gialos welcomes you with its peaceful waters and anchored boats, while the stone alleys and the iconic Kali Strata staircase lead you to the upper town of Chora. Here, a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors awaits, showcasing elegant mansions that reflect Symi's rich history and maritime heritage.
Discover the remnants of the Knights of St. John's castle, housing the revered Church of Panagia. Uncover Symi's captivating past at the Archaeological and Folklore Museum. Seek solace at the revered Monastery of Taxiarch Michael Panormitis, adorned with exquisite frescoes and a miraculous icon. Indulge in relaxation and recreation at the pristine beaches of Agios Nikolaos, Nanos, and Pedos, offering crystal-clear waters and golden shores.
Embark on a boat trip to Agios Georgios Dysalonas beach, embraced by turquoise waters and towering cliffs, and let your senses soar. Symi truly epitomizes the earthly paradise of the Aegean.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine in Symi presents a wide variety of local specialties with products of exceptional quality. Fresh fish, seafood and shellfish occupy the first place in the delicious tastes of the region, with the Symian shrimp being famous all over Greece for its taste. Try the excellent galeopita, (or atherinopita), as well as the exceptional sweets of Symi, with the Symian akoumia, similar to donuts, Symian buns and rusks, to steal the delicious impressions.
When to visit Symi
Visit Symi during the summer months to combine your trip with a swim in the wonderful beaches of the island and unique excursions in nature.
Moving from/ to Symi
Transportation in Symi
Go by air to Rhodes and then to Symi by boat (1h). Symi is connected by ferry to the port of Piraeus, as well as to all the islands of the Dodecanese, with direct ferry connections, especially during the summer.
Transportation in Symi is available through your personal or rented car. There is a local bus that connects the settlements of the island and the beaches, as well as sea taxis, which take you to the destination of your choice. There are also regular taxis.