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Symi

A mountainous very attractive island, much preferred by English and Italian tourists because of its beauty, calmness and remoted beaches.
Symi was destroyed in WWII, but has been carefully restored and its two storey houses with the bright traditional colours reflect its rich past.

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Name of place: Symi

Capital: Symi

Basic tourist information
  • A mountainous very attractive island, much preferred by English and Italian tourists because of its beauty, calmness and remoted beaches.
  • Symi was destroyed in WWII, but has been carefully restored and its two storey houses with the bright traditional colours reflect its rich past.
  • Visit the seaside settlement of Nimborios, with the crystal clear waters.
  • At Kastro you will visit the byzantine acropolis.
  • From July to September is held the Festival of Symi, with painting exhibitions, and other cultural events.
  • If you do not like the crowded beaches, do not visit Pedi. It is a very pretty beach, with crystal clear and calm waters, but it attracts many tourists because it is easily accessed. There are also


Main port
  • Main port name: Yalos (Symi)
  • Mooring: Moor side-to if you find a place. During summer months the harbour tends to be quite busy. If so, anchor off and come stern-to. Take care not to obstruct the ferry.
  • Bottom of mud and rock which does not always offer very good holding.
  • Shelter: from the meltemi (N winds) but is affected by strong S winds.
  • Available services: fuel


Alternative bays
  • Panormitis. On the SW side of Symi. Because of its form it offers perfect shelter from N winds. It is affected by strong W winds. Provides good holding. Bakery and mini market ashore.


Useful Telephone Numbers
Port Authorities phone number  Health Center Police
 +30 22460 71205 +30 22460 71290 +30 22460 71111