Symi island is part of the Dodecannese island chain , is located 41 kms north-northwest of Rhodes island. In greek mythology.
Symi is reputed to be the birthplace of the charites and to take it’s name from the Nymph Syme (in antiquity the island was known as Aigli or Metapontis).
Just like Rhodes island , Symi was conquered by the knights of St. John , The Ottoman Empire , the Italians and the British and finally rejoined with Greece in 1948.
Neoclassical mansions hang off the hills around the main port.
A reminder of Symi’s rich past and splendid sight for arriving visitors. Symi today is noted more for peace and tranquility than for beaches, which are in short supply.
One of the most famous tourist attraction on Symi is the Monastery of Panormitis, a favorite destination for the Greek visitors and also for the boat day trippers!