Blissed out in Symi
Symi lies in the Southern Dodecanese, north of Rhodes and close to the coast of south-west Turkey. Surrounded by turquoise seas and covered in trees, this beautiful mountainous island is one of the leading day-trip destinations from Rhodes, a scenic traditional village with shipbuilding and sponge diving history and unique architecture.
Well known for the vision of the neoclassical dwellings as you enter the harbor, it is indeed a sight to behold, truly picture-postcard beautiful. Yet the island has a lot more to offer to the traveler than a single harbor view. Bliss can be found here, in every way imaginable or pursued.
Although Symi is far from small, its only settlements are Gialos, the old village of Horio, situated halfway up the mountainside, and Pedi Bay, set down in the valley beyond. And one road runs all the way to the monastery of Panormitis, set near Symi’s southern tip. The Monastery with the dominating bell-tower of 1911, is dedicated to Saint Michael and attracts pilgrims from all over Greece. It is a peculiar place that seems to be out of this world hidden among lush greenery.
The rest of this spellbinding island is surrounded by blue coves and beaches, aglitter with crystal-clear water. A place blessed with natural beauty, combining the turquoise blue of the sea with the rough scenery surrounding the shores. The pebbly and sandy beaches are just how you like them: tranquil, unspoilt and totally sun-drenched, like Marathounda beach. What is more, the nature is just waiting to be explored: think diving and fishing, hiking trails with sunset views.
Are you ready to unveil the island’s mysteries and find bliss?