Discover the colourful Symi Island and the historic monastery of Panormitis.
The beautiful island of Symi, the mythological birthplace of the Three Graces, is a small island in the Dodekanese that maintains its authentic traditional character almost intact. The charming Gialos is full of colourful, neoclassical mansions built almost on top of the other, with endless steps, hidden corners and amazing views that will enchant you. Its Venetian style beauty makes Symi postcard-perfect and strolling down its promenade is a pure delight.
Attractions of Symi
The main attractions of Symi Island are the Monastery of Panormitis, famous for its miracles, the Archaeological and Folklore Museum of Symi and the Naval Museum. Visiting the ruins of the Knights’ castle on the hilltop overlooking Gialos is a must not only for the site but also for the panoramic views to the main harbour. Furthermore, the iconic war monument, carved on the side of a huge rock is probably one of the most photographed spots on the island as well as the most popular meeting point.
Things to do in Symi
When in Symi, the cobble stoned alleys with the countless steps will enchant you, making you want to explore them all. Every corner hides a new surprise, with awe-inspiring panoramic views and beautiful images. Try the tiny shrimp of Symi and the freshly caught fish and seafood. The Gialos promenade is delightful; the perfect place to buy authentic sea sponges. From Gialos you can also board a water-taxi that will take you to any of the secluded beaches of the island.