"Symi, Dodecanese Island" Symi by Custodyspice

Symi Travel Guide: 226 reviews and 366 photos

I spent a day in Symi whilst in Rhodes. A short boat trip from Rhodes Island, Symi is also close to Turkey. It is mountainous and rocky, but also has pine forests. The only way to get around the island is by boat. The houses sit steep and resemble sugar cubes. Symi used to be famous for sponge diving and boat building, but tourism has now taken over.

Symi is divided into two parts - Gailos, the port/harbour with tavernas, bars and cafes. Shops sell sponges and spices. Chorio is the quieter upper part which is more picturesque with lots of cobbled alleyways. There are 350 steep steps to link the two parts. Not for the faint hearted.

  • Last visit to Symi: Jun 1996
  • Intro Updated May 23, 2004
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  • suvanki's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2004 at 3:23 PM

    Hi, enjoyed your Symi pics, and tips, a nice reminder of my hols there, thanks, Sue.

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2004 at 4:17 PM

    nice pics, will stay here for a few days next May - memo to self book a B&B by the haebour and not up those steps!

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