Monastery in Symi

Moni Taxiarhou Mihail Panormiti

Near Symi’s southern tip, beyond the scented pine forests of the high interior, spectacular Panormitis Bay is home to this large monastery. Monasteries have stood here since the 5th century but the present building …
Village in Gialos


Climbing calf-crunching, knee-knobbling Kali Strata, the broad stair path that sets off from the alleyways behind the harbour, will bring you in a mere 500-or-so steps to the hilltop village of Horio. En route you’l…
Museum in Gialos

Nautical & Folklore Museum

The two upper floors of a colourfully painted villa on Gialos’ main square hold the separate halves of this freshly restored museum. Crammed with relics of Symi’s sponge-diving era, including a pair of bulky helmets…