Symi, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands of the Dodecanese,
is a relatively small island, surrounded by tall rocks and enchanting crystal waters.
Hora and the port of the island are built amphitheatrically and impress the visitor
at first sight. The jewel of the island is the monastery of Panormiti where numerous
pilgrims gather to worship the archangel Michael who is considered the protector
of the island. In Symi you will also see the church of Megali Panagia as well as
the castle of the Knights which are located at the top of Ano Symi from where the
view is breathtaking. In Kato Symi you will find several souvenir stores, cafes,
restaurants, taverns and bars that stay open until very late at night. You will not
find any frantic nightlife in Symi but you will enjoy beautiful nights and maybe
some festivities and concerts that take place on the island. Two of the most beautiful
beaches of the island are Agia Marina and Agios Georgios. In Symi you will spend
unforgettable holidays and you will enjoy every minute so wait no more, book your
ferry tickets now.
The Symi Port
There are regular ferry departures from the port of Piraeus for the port of Symi
and the journey, including stops at other islands as well, lasts about 12 to 14 hours.
In fact, by booking your ferry tickets online via aktoploika.gr your journey will
be even more comfortable and carefree. As the ferry approaches the port of Symi,
you will be able to see the impressive watch tower from quite a distance. The nearby
beach of Gialos is particularly cosmopolitan with several cafes and bars.
Connection With Other Islands
Symi has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus (Athens), Agathonisi,
Ikaria, Kalymnos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Leros, Lipsi, Naxos, Nisyros, Paros, Patmos,
Samos (Pythagoreio), Symi (Panormitis), Rhodes, Tilos, Fournoi.
You can now book ferry tickets online for Symi via Aktoploika.gr. If you plan to
travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks
earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-
Transportation in Symi
In Symi there are several taxis that can take you from the port to Panormitis. Taxis are surely more expensive than buses but certainly more comfortable. The road network in Symi is not particularly developed and you can access the beaches of the island by boats which have very frequent itineraries from and to the island.
Simi is one of Greece’s very few places, that don’t have streets, except the one connecting the villages Gialos, Chorio and Pedi. The one and only bus makes no more than four routes per day, as most of the island’s beaches are accessible only by the sea and the small fishing-
A breath away from the Minor Asia's coasts, embracing by both its small islands,
Nimos from the North and Seskli from the South, taking colors from the gorgeous neoclassic
houses and filled by its bustling Festival.
Symi is an island with a strong heterogeneity in its vegetation. Evergreen forests with cypresses, pine and Arbutus coexisting with extensive brushwood areas. Olive trees, almond trees, vineyards, fruit trees and many aromatic plants give their own color all over the island. In Simi also lives the rare blue green toad, while are also recorded the greek and the half-
In Symi you will taste the "simian" fried prawns, octopus, squid, cuttlefish, shrimp, lobsters and gaellopites, fried pies with smelt. Also, goat, rooster Pastitsada, chicken fricassee with almonds and meatballs. Also famous are the 'cakes', 'nevates' pies with local cheese and spearmint. And from sweets, doughnuts or akumia with local honey, pouches and kurabiedes.
Once you get on the island, don't forget to visit the later Byzantine icons and the paved 'platia' (courtyards) of churches of the village, but also the houses of Petinakis known for its Simian architecture and the house of Chatziagapitos-
If you wish to have an easy and quick access to all over the island, Gialos is the perfect place to stay.
You’ll definitely be proposed a walk to Kali Strata. It’s a step-
Happy Holidays in the amazing Symi!!!
Ferry tickets and offers to Symi
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