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Church of Panagia in Lindos

Church of Panagia in Lindos

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Situated on the left of the road heading up to the Acropolis at Lindos, just a couple of minutes of walk from the main square into the labyrinth of Lindos alleys, the church of Panagia (Our Lady)¹ is an enchanting sight and an obligatory stop for all visitors. Surrounded by ...


A wander around Symi

A wander around Symi

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Although Symi Town or Yialos is a small, compact place, it boasts a number of interesting buildings, statues and sights, many of which contain or are set amongst wonderful examples of hokhlaki (pebble mosaic) floors and courtyards. After disembarking from the ferry, the itinerary for the day trip included visits to ...


Relaxed Charms of Symi

Relaxed Charms of Symi

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A Boat Trip from Rhodes Symi sits tantalisingly close to the Turkish coastline, and in past times, enjoyed great prosperity due to the sponge industry and ship-building. This is now in decline, with the sponge stalls selling imported articles due to massive over-farming of the sea bed and the shipwrights finding ...


The Dodecanese islands

The Dodecanese islands

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The Dodecanese is complex of over 163 Aegean islands and islets, of which only 26 are inhabited, situated at the most eastern part of the Greek Archipelago, at the borders of Europe. You will find here a wonderful blend of architectural styles of eastern and western cultures. The islands have ...


Symi’s Past Life – A Chequered History

Symi’s Past Life – A Chequered History

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Symi, for all its tiny size, has always featured prominently in Greek history and mythology. The first documented inhabitants were the Carians, then the Leleges and after these the Phoenicians, fabled for their great seafaring prowess. The port of Niborios, 2km northwest of Yialos, was once a great commercial centre ...


Monastery of Taxiarchis Michail Panormitis

Monastery of Taxiarchis Michail Panormitis

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No trip to Symi would be complete without a visit to its wonderful monastery of Taxiarchis Michail Panormitis. The monastery is situated on the sea front of the tiny village of Panormitis, on the southern coast, protected by a narrow inlet that opens out into a wide harbour and small, ...


Berlusconi’s new house in Symi

Jul 21st, 2008 Posted in News | Read the full story

According to sources, the Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Silvio Berlusconi, a frequent visitor of the island of Rhodes, has recently bought an old neoclassical house on the tiny island of Symi that it is currently been transformed to Mr. Berlusconi's needs.


Entries to the island

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You arrive to Rhodes from Athens after about 55 minutes of flight or after approximately 16 hours from Piraeus, if you choose to travel by ferry boat. The island has two airports but only one, the Diagoras International Airport is currently used for commercial purposes and two harbors. Rhodes is ...