Great Food & Drink
Favorite thing: There are loads of great places to eat on Symi. We ate in a different place at every meal and there were still more places we wanted to try but didn't have the time. And as well as all the places in Symi there are isolated Tavernas in some of the bays. A nice walk or taxi boat trip will get you to them.
Favorite thing: SYmi harbour is a bustling mixture of all types of boats, from cruise liners and big ferries, down to the smaller fast ferries, yachts, gullets, fishing craft and water taxis. There's always something going on in the harbour, until evening when it quietens down and then there's just the lights onboard the yachts in the harbour as their crew enjoy an evening in harbour.
Favorite thing: There's a lot of climbing to do if you want to visit the "old town" part of Symi, Chorio up on the hill above the Harbour. The way up to it is called the Kali Strata, and is a series of marble steps that take you to the top, through the streets of beautiful, colourful neo-classical houses, with the occasional bar, taverna and shop on the way.
Favorite thing: There's a photo opportunity around every corner - the place is just sooo beautiful! Every view I looked at, I wanted to take a picture of it again and again. Lucky we now live in the digital age - I dream how much film I would have wasted with duplicate shots!
Favorite thing: At the top of the hill above Symi is a line of windmills. This must have been a fine sight when they were still in use - it's quite a sight now, even in their ruined state. A walk up to these windmills gives great views back down to the harbour.
Favorite thing: Symi Town is really beautiful - a mix of old neo-classical houses and more modern houses built with the same traditional look. The pastel colours of the buildings are really spectacular as they sprawl across the hills surrounding the harbour. Some buildings are still ruined shells, and even these have a kind of romantic air to them. In this picture all of those types of buildings can be seen.
Symi by Night II
Favorite thing: This was another favourite night shot - virtually a full moon this night and a clearer view of the illuminated clock tower with the twinklingh lights of the town behind.
Favorite thing: The chuches are stunning in their greek simplicity and decoration. There are so many on Symi but this view just seemed to sum them up for me.
Just mooch and snap
Favorite thing: At the right time of year its a paradise for photographers (even if, like me, you're not very good!)
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