The islands of Symi and Rhodes are ideal for a post-pandemic vacation!
The British newspaper Daily Telegraph describes Rhodes and Symi as two of the 15 Greek islands that are ideal for a post-pandemic vacation.
The wonderful island of Symi offers visitors the authentic experience of a Greek island. Small and notable hotels and unique houses offer privacy that everyone is looking for after the pandemic.
In addition, Symi is an island with residents that are fully Covid-19 vaccinated and can offer a carefree vacation in a health-safe environment to its visitors.
Are you traveling alone? Are you traveling with your other half?
The island gives you a sense of familiarity and the interacting with the locals is very easy and you will soon feel part of the community.
Have an unforgettable day between sea and sky, take one of the taxi boats from the port of Gialos to reach one of the island’s beaches in a few minutes, which can only reach by boat.
You can decide for the island tour by boat and dive in different places into the blue waters of the Aegean Sea.
The most impressive beach is Agios Georgios Dysalonas with a view of the 300-meter-high vertical cliff and the crystal-clear waters.
Nanou Beach offers natural beauty and a relaxed atmosphere.
The most beautiful beach you can reach by road, is Marathounta, which offers the chance, as well as Nanou beach, to eat at the local tavernas.
The unforgettable drive to the famous monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis, takes you through rocks and a lush cypress forest.
The location, the buildings and the murals impress thousands of believers and visitors every year.
Don’t forget to stroll through the alleys of Chora (Upper Town), admire the architecture of the houses of Symi and climb to the castle for a breath-taking view.
In Symi you can also try the special local cuisine with dishes like the shrimps of Symi and the local cheese pies and you will find restaurants and tavernas that you will love to return to.
The easiest way to discover the beauties of the island is a day cruise from Rhodes. Sea Dreams, a family run business, offers daily trips from Rhodes to Symi. Enjoy a relaxing 60-minute cruise to the shores of Symi and take advantage of the many benefits Sea Dreams has to offer.
Rhodes is the island of sun god Helios and the knights, a mosaic of golden sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, pine-clad mountains and picturesque mountain villages, important archaeological monuments, medieval castles, historical sights and delicious food.
In 2020 it was a safe destination for visitors thanks to the professionalism of the local authorities and people working in the tourism sector, while the prospects for this year are even better.
Rhodes, as a larger island, offers everything to its visitors and is really an island for everyone.
Are you interested in sightseeing?
The medieval city of Rhodes is a unique cultural monument that will enchant you with its fortifications, the Palace of the Grand Master and the Street of the Knights. The Acropolis of Rhodes is ideal for an archaeological walk on the hill of Agios Stefanos (Monte Smith) with monuments from ancient times like the Apollo temple, the stadium and the small theatre.
The Acropolis of Lindos and the village with the traditional architecture are the ideal destination for a day trip, as are the excavations of the ancient city of Kameiros. Combine all of this with swimming at one of the island’s beaches, but also with a visit to a tavern by the sea.
Do you prefer a mountain landscape?
No problem, visit some mountain villages like Embonas and Apollona where you can try delicious local meat dishes.
Would you rather experience the nightlife?
There are bars and clubs for every taste, in the new and old town, in Faliraki and Lindos.
Do you only want to practice your favourite sport, surfing or kite surfing during your vacation?
The ideal places for you are on the west side of the island in Ixia and on the south end of Rhodes, in Prasonisi, where the wind blows strongly for many months of the year.
Do you want to spend your vacation mainly on the beach?
Rhodes has beaches for every taste, from the bays of Kallithea, Faliraki, Anthony Quinn and Ladiko, Afandou, Tsampika, Agia Agathi, Lindos, the port of Agios Pavlos, Glystra, Lachania, to the hidden Mavros Kavos beach.
Rhodes remains charming even after the pandemic, waiting for us all to discover it!