Symi, just 23 miles north of Rhodes is one of the most picturesque of all the islands. The focal point of Symi, Yialos Harbour has a good choice of cafes and restaurants and this area has a certain sophistication to it, with hundreds of Italian style mansions built up on the hills around the quayside. Chorio, the upper part of Symi Town, is situated away from the quayside overlooking the harbour, and here the pace of life is even slower so it is impossible not to feel relaxed in this kind of environment. A visit to Symi will allow you to step back in time and take it easy for a week or two, promising complete relaxation. You'll love the wide choice of charming fish tavernas and cafes to be found all around the pretty harbour-front.
There is no lack of wonderful beaches dotted around the island of Symi. You'll find fantastic snorkelling possibilities at Yialos, Pedi, Emporios, Marathounda and Nanou, as well as the nearby islets of Agina, Marina, and Nimos. The water is crystal clear and there is an abundance of sea life. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available and it goes without saying the glorious Mediterranean sun always shines in Symi.
Shop for traditional handmade items like ceramics, textiles, honey, wine, Jewellery and local artists' paintings. You'll also find quality leather goods with luxurious handmade bags and Sea Sponges which used to be the islands main source of income.
Holidays in Symi are just the thing for those who want to spend some leisure time either walking or lazing around on the beach. Come and explore the local coves and secluded beaches on boat trips around the island.