General information

Symi is the eighth largest island in the Dodecanese. Located 12 miles NW of Rhodes and is 255 miles from Piraeus, about 27 miles from Nisyros and 3.7 miles from the coast of Turkey. Port is called Yialos, around which the city is built amphitheatrically. Other settlements are Emborios, Marathounda, Pedi and Panormitis with important pilgrimage of the Archangel Michael. Simi such as Kalymnos, has a tradition of sponge fishing. Nowadays many permanent residents are foreigners, mainly British.

  • The neoclassical mansions in Yialos were restored. The rest of the town is a mixture of Aegean architecture with Venetian elements. The houses have tiled roofs, gables, decorative elements and square floor plans -all elements of neoclassicism. They have 2 storey in front and ground floor at rear because of the slope and the yards paved with pebbles or local slate. Before, the facades were painted with lime, ocher, indigo and the same colors were reused in recent years.


Symi produces goat cheese and honey. You should taste “akoumia” (honey doughnuts), cheese pie “tourtes” and prickly pear liqueurs. The carved furniture and hand-made fabric from Symi is well-know all over Greece. Traditional mill, distillery of raki (from fig) and candle factory operate in monastery of Panormitis.


About Rhodes Marina

We are building and managing a modern Μarina, with the highest standards, high levels of service and VIP facilities. An environmentally friendly Μarina that provides maximum security. We hope that Rhodes Marina will be one of the best in the world.  We also aim for it to become a major attraction for important sailing competitions and for all categories of yacht racing in the Aegean Sea.