Symi Island

About Symi

Symi is one of the most beautiful and traditional islands of Greece. It belongs to a complex of twelve islands that is called Dodecanese or Dodekanisos (meaning in English: Twelve Islands) and is located between Rhodes (the biggest island and capital of Dodekanisos) and the South West coast of Turkey. Symi is surrounded by the gorgeous Aegean Sea and its mountainous landscape is defined by numerous bays and heavenly beaches. The capital of the island, which is also its port, consists of two conjoined traditional settlements, Chora and Gialo. There are two other superbly preserved old settlements on the island, Pedi and Niborio. Symi is renowned for its traditional character and architecture and its towns and villages have officially been listed as traditional. The visitor will be amazed by natural beauty of the island and the colourful little towns with the gorgeous red-tiled roofs and the pastel- and ochre-colored houses rising up the rocky hills in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature.


Symi is also renowned for its delicious local cuisine, while one can enjoy a pleasant nightlife in the tasteful bars of the island. Each summer the municipality of Symi organizes many cultural events that everyone is welcome to attend and participate.


The access to the island is easy and very frequent by boat or catamaran either from Rhodes or other nearby islands or from Athens (Piraeus port). Alternatively, one can go from Athens or abroad to Rhodes* by airplane and from there get the boat or catamaran to Symi. For more information on boat tickets and routes please visit:, and


* If during May, June or October you connecting flight to or from Rhodes is on a different day than the day of your arrival/departure to Symi, our company could provide accommodation upon request in one of her hotels in Rhodes (you need to contact us in advance about that).

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