A tiny island only an hour ferry ride from Rhodes, Symi Greece distinguishes for its picturesque architecture and the relaxing atmosphere. Especially the main town is a true marvel, with brown and yellow houses constructed on the slopes of a hill and offering fantastic view to the sea. Lovely villages and beaches are found in a walking distance from the port, offering nice chances for hiking. An interesting places to visit in Symi is the Monastery of Taxiarches, on the south of the island, that is considered the protector of the locals.
The island of Symi is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Dodecanese islands group. The most impressive spot of Symi island is the port. On the hill slopes above the port, there are elegant stone mansions that create an fabulous scene. From any corner of the town, visitors get breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea. The beaches of the island are small but relaxing, surrounded by tourist facilities and accommodation. The most popular sight is the Monastery of Panormitis, located on the southern side of the island. A hike around Symi island will bring you to lovely spots with view and nice chapels. This is a wonderful island for families and romantic couples, with few but truly nice things to do. In general, visitors will enjoy very peaceful holidays in Symi.
Many hotels in Symi are found in or around the main port. Modern and traditional studios are available in the port settlement of Gialos, while the village of Chorio has more traditional apartments and boutique hotels in restored stone mansions. The well-organized Pedi beach also offers some beachside accommodations for your holidays in Symi, with traditional rooms or family hotels in close proximity to the beach.