When entering its port, you will witnesses a large colorful settlement of distinctive neoclassical architecture that will get your camera hot.

A big ship in the port and a part of the settlement of Symi, Greece.
photo: Scintella at English Wikipedia

Symi Attractions


Harbor's War Memorial

A rock-carved monument that honors the liberation the island (and the whole Dodecanese) from the Italians on May 8, 1945.


Symi Clock Tower

At the entrance of the natural harbor, there is a Clock Tower is the jewel of the crown. You look around you and see only beauty.


Evaggelistria (Annunciation) Church

Symi's church of Annunciation has some of the most elegant hagiography in the country. It also has majestic views of the village and the sea.


Knights of St. John Castle Ruins

The Castle of the Knights of St. John lies in ruins on top of a hill that has excellent views over the island. You can walk up and down or take the bus.


Symi Mills (Pontikokastro)

Symi's old mills that are great photography material. Getting there is not difficult and the views are rewarding. Some mills have been turned into restaurants.

Symi Things to Do


Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis

This monastery has well-preserved extraordinary frescoes that will stir up your spirituality. After the visit, enjoy the food in the tavernas.


Local Food & Plates of Symi

Local dishes benefit from the great quality of this land's products. Prawns and goat chops are great and Symi's vegetarian dishes will surprise you.

Symi Why visit?

  • Birthplace of the Three Graces.
  • With 159 archaeological sites, the whole island was declared an archeological zone.
  • The port-town has 2500 colorful mansions.

Symi Settlements

A part of Gialos Settlement on Symi island by its natural bay.
photo: Scintella at English Wikipedia

Gialos (Port Settlement)

Among the most picturesque of the Mediterranean, Symi's traditional houses, painted with ochre and earthy colors, spur feelings of admiration and even awe.

Chorio (Ano Symi)

Colorful houses, atmospheric narrow alleys, and a constantly blue sky above - this is a blessed place built with care and love.

Symi Festivals

Custom of Koukouma

Traditional rite that takes place on the 2nd of May that involves a procession of 'unspoken water'. It symbolizes young people's pursuit of love.

Symi Festival

The festival comprises theater performances, live music and choirs, traditional dances and other cultural events. It's a month long.

Symi Museums

A photo of marine antiquities in the Archaeological & Folklore Museum of Sym.i
photo: YouTube

Symi Museum (Archaeological & Folklore)

The archaeological and folklore museum of Symi has a bit of everything. Classical, Hellenistic, and Byzantine exhibits and a folklore collection.