So, you have a day, a weekend, a week, two weeks or even longer on Symi. Great!
What are you going to do? Here are a few suggestions: walks, beaches, eating out, watching the world go by, photography, paint, draw, write, sunbathe, swim, a boat trip, hire a car…..
There are many beaches, large and small, scattered around the island. Each has its own character. Some you can walk to, others you can get a water taxi.
There is more information on the Diagoras on this page.
Look at the boards advertising boat trips at the South West corner of Yialos harbour to see what boat is doing what trip on which day.
The Folk Museum, Horio
Situated in upper Horio the Symi Folk Museum is housed in an 18th century mansion house. You will see displays of artefacts from Roman and Byzantine times, plus items from the diving era on Symi, local costumes and day to day living. (Summer 2012, closed for renovation.) More information here.
For weddings, special events or just for a ride around the harbour in style, look out for the dark horse and the white carriage. You can find more information at the stand by the bridge/town square, at Iapatos Village or by the clock tower.
Found at the west end of the town square.
The Old Pharmacy, Horio
(currently closed) Located along the main lane from the top of the Kali Strata on the right. More information here
Website: Olive Tree Events
Check out what’s happening at The Olive Tree, the healthy café in Horio. Famous for its fundraising and magic nights, it’s quizzes and music evenings, the Olive Tree offers more than just a healthy bite. Check their pages for forthcoming events.
Website: Symi Dream Photo Walks
See Symi from a different angle with the only photo walks on Symi. Sunday mornings, 9.15 set off from the Symi Dream shop on the Kali Strata for a fun and slightly educational stroll around the village or to Pedi. Private walks can be arranged on request. See the website for full details.
Website: Symi Dream Wine Nights
On your way to dinner in the village why not stop by for a glass of wine and to admire the Symi Dream Gallery? Monday nights, 6 to 8 pm, on the steps, and it’s free. View the work, chat and mingle, make new friends and enjoy the view. Every Monday through the summer season. See the website for more details.
Symi Wine Presses
Between 1994 and 1995, local author Sarantis Kritikos personally rebuilt eleven of the Byzantine wine presses. These ancient presses are discussed in his book, ‘The stone wine presses of Symi.’ Copies are available from his stationery shop in the back lane of Yialos, on the west side.
You can visit the wine presses, by car, or moped, or by a fairly long walk. They are situated in the hinterland of Symi. For more information see this page: Symi Wine Presses