Although the journey from Piraeus to Symi is long, Symi will reward you for your trouble and tiredness the minute the boat reaches the island’s port. Even though the island is surrounded by rocks, it is still filled with natural beauties and exceptional architecture. Symi’s port, Gialos, distinguishes for its clock tower, the amphitheatrically built city, the numerous shops, taverns and cafeterias that are always filled with people. The island of Symi is almost always full of tourists, who wish to spend leisure moments.
The monastery of Panormitis and the innumerable customs and traditions the locals follow attract many people from all over Greece and abroad. Of course Symi also stands out for its crystal clear waters as well as the great concerts and events that are being organized in the summer. The islands residents are friendly and hospitable and they do not hesitate to make acquaintances with those visiting the island and offer them some of the island’s delicacies.