SYMI Including Panormitis
One of the Most Stunning and Unique Greek Islands…..A Mosaic of Colour, Scent, and Sound….. Sail Away to the Enchanting Isle of Spices, Sponges, and Greek Neo-Classical Style……Visit the Revered, Serene Panormitis Monastery & Delightful Symi Town
Symi is a must for those who love boat travel and smaller Greek islands. Leaving Rhodes Town, you have great photo opportunities to capture the essence of Rhodes’ skyline and coastline before enjoying a cruise past rocky islets, with Turkey clearly visible.
A visit to Panormitis Monastery gives you a glimpse into the Greek Orthodox religion as well as the history of Symi–the ornate church, quaint museum, and medieval-style bakery are the main attractions. Those not wishing to join the crowds in the monastery can stroll along the peaceful harbour–there is a pleasant café at end of the small bay.
Symi Town is a visual treat with its colourful Neoclassical buildings and imposing churches. Lively Gialos, the harbour area, is lined with cafes, fish restaurants, sponge and spice stalls; the narrow streets are packed with interesting little jewellery, clothing and gift shops. Dozens of steps lead to the upper part of Symi Town, Chorio, where there are also a few tavernas and cafes as well as great views of the area.
Once a major maritime centre, free port, and boatbuilding island, Symi’s appearance and atmosphere reflect its noble past. Peaceful Harani Harabour, just round the corner from Symi’s landmark Clock Tower, is said to be the site where the legendary ship the Argo was built. The remains of an ancient castle top the hill above the town. The Second World War Monument at Gialos is a reminder of Symi’s pivotal role in more recent history.
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ADULT : 55€
INFANT 0-2 YEARS OLD FREE
ADULTS 55 / CHILD 28