Symi, one of the hidden gems of the Dodecanese, is an ideal destination for those seeking authentic experiences and untouched natural beauty. With Holidays Essential, you can unforgettably explore this enchanting island.

The island of Symi is located northwest of Rhodes and is only 41 kilometers away from it. Despite being a small island, Symi has managed to retain its authenticity and traditional charm. The neoclassical houses with their colorful facades, the picturesque bays, and the narrow, paved streets create a scene that looks like something out of a postcard.

Symi is a world-class tourist destination because of its architecture. The whole of Symi and the surrounding islands have been declared archaeological sites by the Central Archaeological Council, as they include 159 sites - sites and monuments - that record the history of the area from prehistoric times to modern times.

Monastery of Panormitis

One of the most famous sights of Symi is the Monastery of Panormitis, a historic monastery dedicated to Archangel Michael. It is located on the south side of the island in a bay of stunning beauty. Dozens of myths and stories accompany the Holy Monastery of Panormitis. It dates back to the 15th century and since then it seems to have kept the custom of people from all over Greece throwing a bottle with wishes and prayers into the sea, along with money for financial support to travel and reach the monastery. Next to the monastery and the harbor, you can also take a refreshing dip. The sight of the green waters, the vast open spaces, and some slopes with trees and greenery cannot fail to pique your interest.


The cosmopolitan area around the port of Chora is an open park of architecture, with magnificent neoclassical houses by the sea, but also one of the most romantic spots on the island. Walk across the wooden bridge that connects the two sides of the harbor, take a stroll through the fish market or the old tarsana, admire the imposing Clock Tower (1881) in the Harani district and the famous "Michalaki", the statue of the little fisherman with a fishing rod in his hand.


Symi has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Dodecanese. From the organized beach of Agios Nikolaos to the secluded coves of Nanou and Agia Marina, the island offers options for every taste.

This island is famous for the simplicity and deliciousness of its local cuisine. Although it is known for its seafood and its famous prawns, its gastronomic richness will fascinate you.

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