Symi, a piece of art
This classy island of the Dodecanese was declared by the country’s Central Archaeological Council as an archaeological site. Its rich history along with the exotic beaches, make Symi a very popular destination in the Mediterranean. Book your ferry tickets to Symi through Let’s Ferry and let the elegant residences of neoclassical architecture take you back in time when the island was a shipping center.
Symi's Neoclassical harbour
The meeting points
According to many visitors, afternoon is the best time to enjoy the bright colors of the island. Everyone in Symi knows that since the day it was built, in 1881, the main meeting point has been the Municipal Clock Tower. It is located at the main port, Yialos, where you will also see “Mihalaki”, the famous statue of a young fisherman holding a fishing stick. After Yialos there is Kali Strata, a stairway with 500 steps that leads to picturesque Ano Symi and its traditional cafes. Take your camera with you, the Knights Castle of Symi is waiting for you! Myloi is a village at the highest point of Symi, where you can see the remains of 20 windmills as well as the oldest monument of the island, Pontikokastro.
Gialos, the port town in Symi
Up to the hills, down to the sea
Agios Georgios Dysalona Beach has an impressive vertical rock of 350m height perfect for climbing. After your descend, enjoy a swim at the sandy beach. The Caribbean-like waters in Agia Marina rocky islet is the main reason people love scuba diving there. During a beautiful hiking route from Yialos to Panormitis you will see the cypress forest in the area of Kourkoniotis and finally arrive at the Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis, also known as the Monastery of miracles.
The Nanou beach in Symi island
Tip: Sesklia and Nimos, the two small exotic close islets north of Symi, are a must-see not only for their unforgettable scenery but also for “garidaki” the mouthwatering seafood delicacy served here. Discover this small gem of the Aegean Sea by booking ferry tickets to Symi at letsferry.com. Pick them up at home or at the port.
Information about the port of Symi
Passenger routes connect Symi with Piraeus and Rhodes while there are frequent connections to Kalymnos, Kos, Leros, Patmos, Fourni and Nisyros.