If you’re looking for your own slice of heaven, Symi holidays are for you. Just 23 miles north of Rhodes, this small island opens up with a charming harbour and Italian-style mansions sporting candy-coloured rooftops clustering up the hillside. Symi looks like a painting and feels like an oasis, making it a perfect holiday destination for all. Turquoise waters meet charming beaches, gourmet cuisine mixes with traditional nightlife and impressive heritage complements quaint, cobbled streets, making Symi a truly stunning Greek island.
Why we love Symi
Symi’s harbour is argued as the most beautiful in all of Greece, with steep cliffs rising on both sides, layers upon layers of beautiful 19th century pastel houses and numerous quaint cafés and restaurants. The town itself exudes an old Greece vibe, with dramatic narrow passages stringing old ruins and traditional tavernas together. The harbour and upper town are brought together by the famous Kali Strata, a spectacular stone-step street lined with numerous souvenir shops and cafés. Symi, with its effortless sophistication and timelessness, feels like the most relaxed place in the world.
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At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +3
- Average flight time: 3h 55m
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Things to do in Symi
You’ll love the diverse choice of Symi’s beaches, from secluded sweeps of soft sand to pretty, pebble bays that are each splashed by delicate turquoise waters. If you desire a change of scenery, the water taxis are there to take you to the hidden beaches dotted around the island. With a plethora of tavernas, you’ll have the chance to experience the spectacular Greek cuisine with its splendid aromas and fresh ingredients. The nightlife here is just as you’d expect it, laid-back with a generous amount of waterfront cafés and traditional restaurants. There’s no need to worry if you’re looking for something more lively though, as you’ll find discos and nightclubs just outside the main town.
During holidays in Symi, you can enjoy the pretty architecture and unspoilt Greek character of the towns while enjoying the summer-long sunshine. The town square opens with the charming St. John’s Church that boasts a quaint, pebble courtyard. The road from here leads to the 15th century castle ruins and the stunning Lemonitsa Church that offers superb views over the harbour. If you head inland you’ll find superb mountain scenery and many old churches, monasteries and ruins on the slopes. A true highlight is the intricate Monastery of Archangel Michael, originating in 450AD and subsequently finished in the 18th century which dominates the bay of Panormitis.
For unparalleled hospitality, breathtaking wild scenery contrasted by a postcard-perfect town, book your unforgettable holiday to Symi with loveholidays.com today!