Welcome to Gialos

Plant yourself at one of the many tavernas and cafes along the quayside, making sure you try the island's celebrated shrimps. The basilica and clock tower punctuate the edge of the harbour where you catch and disembark from the ferry. Wander away from the sea to find backstreets spilling with fruit stores, ice-cream parlours and aromatic bakeries.

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Private Sailtrip to Symi Island

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Agios Georgios Dysalona Beach, Symi, Dodecanese, South AegeanThe waters there are ideal for swimming and fishing but the beach is rocky. This location is of extraordinary beauty because of the steep rock that seems to have been cut by a knife. These vertical massifs at an altitude of 350m are ideal for climbing and are considered to be one of the most difficult climbing tracks in Greece. Every summer climbers camp here and open new routes. The port is unapproachable by land. - Copyright © wondergreece.grDuration: 1 hourStop At: Symi War Memorial, Symi, Dodecanese, South AegeanWelcome to Symi! With its sophisticated ambience and period architecture, Symi promises a different island experience on the edge of the Aegean, filled with old world glamourYou know that it’s a special island; so close to bustling Rhodes in the Dodecanese and yet such a contrast in character. What you may not know is that Symi ranks as one of the most popular summer destinations in the Mediterranan for those seeking a holiday with style, one that combines cosmopolitan flavour with old-world glamour, class and tradition. It’s an island rich with history and culture, with expensive yachts along the harbour and sailboats that make their way daily from nearby Turkey.Thanks to its unique elegance and special ambience, Symi has become a second home for people from all over the world. Whether you arrive at Gialos by ferry or cruise ship, you will be welcomed by the imposing homes of this multicoloured, listed neoclassical settlement. In its tavernas and restaurants you’ll sample the famous Symi shrimps.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Panormitis Monastery, Symi, Dodecanese, South AegeanOn the other side of the island you’ll light a candle and say a prayer at Taxiarchis Michael of Panormitis, the monastery that houses the icon of the famous miracle worker. Duration: 30 minutes

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Rhodes Sailing School & Island hopping 7nights (for up to 5 persons)

Experience the holiday of a lifetime with Greek island hopping and learn to be a sailor!Day 1Arrival & embarkation (Rhodes Town, Mandraki Harbour)Practice: Meeting the boat, sails, sailing and safety equipmentTheory: Learn how to sail, setting the sails and tuning the boatDay 2Hop at Symi IslandCombines cosmopolitan flavour with old-world glamour, class and tradition. At Gialos, you will be welcomed by the imposing homes of this multicoloured, listed neoclassical settlement, an architectural masterpiece.Ai Giorgis Disalonas, the most impressive beach in Symi with its trademark 300 meter-tall rock laying its shadow on the sand. This beach is accessible only by boat.Panormitis΄ monastery comes out as you enter the well hidden cove of Panormitis, which overlooks the town’s beautiful blue bay. It’s tradition for every Greek sailor to pay a visit to the monastery sometime during his life. The Cove of Panormitis is one of the most peaceful and serene places on Symi Island.Practice: Learn how to set the sails and move the boatTheory: Boat anchoring, Boat docking, Boat maneuverDay 3Hop at Tilos island, a small and quiet island in the Dodecanese, mesmerizing the visitor with its original atmosphere and unspoilt nature.Practice: Learn how the boat is anchoring, how the boat is docking  and how it is maneuveringTheory: Seafaring, Sailing using the GPS and ElectronicsDay 4Hop at Nisiros islandThe three-crater volcano will make your trip here unforgettable, with its lunar landscape and picturesque port, Mandraki.Practice: Learn how to fare the Sea and sail using GPS and ElectronicsTheory: International Rules for the prevention of Collisions at seas  (IRPCS)Day 5Nisiros island Nisyros shapes an exceptional character with diversified landscapes. A place that still keeps its peaceful vibe and deserves one more day for exploring (visit the volcano, etc.)Practice: SAILING, man overboard (MOB), Sailing at nightDay 6Hop at Chalki islandAn incredibly beautiful little island, a picturesque town with colourful houses, wonderful beaches and crystal clear waters. Practice: Sailing. You are the captain!Day 7Hop at Rhodes Daily excursion to LindosDay 8 Disembark & DepartIn a week time, you discovered the wonders of the Aegean Sea and learned to sail