Symi Nightlife

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  • Yannis and friends Clock Bar, Symi
    Yannis and friends Clock Bar, Symi
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  • Clock Bar, Symi
    Clock Bar, Symi
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    The Rainbow Bar: Peoplewatching!

    by suvanki Updated Apr 21, 2008

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    Rainbow Bar, Symi

    After climbing up the Kali Strata, this is a good place to cool down. Tables and chairs are set out opposite the bar and cafenion, with a mix of local men chatting and putting the world to rights, and holidaymakers and ex pats doing the same.

    It's a nice spot to while away some time, people -watching and enjoying the view during the daytime, but after dark, its a good meeting place for pre -dinner drinks.

    There are quite a few good tavernas nearby, and a couple of other bars. In the square behind is a kiosk and a card phone kiosk.

    Dress Code: Come as you are!

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    Jean & Tonics: Open til the early hours

    by suvanki Updated Apr 21, 2008

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    Jean n Tonics, Chorio, Symi
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    Owned and hosted by Jean, an ex pat from England and Aston Villa supporter.

    A pleasant bar, opens around 2100hrs, with Happy Hour. Air conditioned.
    Popular meeting place for Symiphiles, and a smattering of locals.
    The G&T's pack a mean punch! and there is draught beer. No food served.

    Although quite small, there are 2 rooms and seating/steps outside.
    Background music, or Sky Tv (when theres football on) provide entertainment, but the main attraction is chatting to old and new friends.
    Paintings and cards by local artists are for sale and theres a collection tin for animal welfare on the island.

    If you want to know anything about the island or where to find something, Jean is very helpful. She helped me find a hairdresser (see my must see tips) which was a highlight (!!)of my holiday, as my hair was bleached in her mothers kitchen.

    UPDATE Just been informed that Jean is retiring on Dec 31st! Bet that will be One Hell of A Party!!!
    2nd UPDATE - Just been informed that the bar has been taken over by a German couple, who were regulars here. Jean is still on the island working with the Symi council

    Dress Code: Smart casual is the usual attire.

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    Roloi Bar aka The Clock Bar: Clock Watching on holiday??

    by suvanki Updated Apr 21, 2008

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    Yannis and friends Clock Bar, Symi
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    The unique feature of this bar, is to spot the number of clocks! Some are obviously displayed, inside and out, but some are well hidden. Check the flooring, around the bar, and the paintings! You'll probably not find them all!

    The owner, Yannis, is a friendly, relaxed man, who is a professional musician. It is possible to hear his music, and buy his recordings . Read the newspaper articles about him and his music displayed on the walls.

    Besides draught beer, served in chilled glasses, there is a wide range of local/ international spirits, cocktails,tea and coffee.

    Snacks available.

    Internet terminals, board games and books, are available, making this a pleasant place to spend a few hours at night, or to escape the daytime heat! (it's air conditioned!!)

    Dress Code: Come as you are!

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    Glaros Internet Cafe: Internet bar

    by suvanki Updated Apr 21, 2008

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    Glaros Bar, Chorio, Symi

    Popular with young local males.

    Recognised by motorbikes either parked up, or by their owners doing "wheelies" to impress the local females.

    But, don't be put off if you don't fall into any of these categories.

    Tables/chairs outside provide a place to enjoy a drink /ice cream/ peoplewatch.

    Internet terminals inside, not all are always working.
    Games Machines/pool tables inside.

    Open in daytime too.

    UPDATE ---- Just been informed that this bar has been re-decorated and the internet has been updated, so more efficient

    Dress Code: Come as you are.

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    Anywhere with a view over the harbour/island: Sundowners

    by suvanki Updated Apr 21, 2008

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    To Klimo rooftop bar, waiting for sunset
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    On the last day of my 1st visit to Symi, I bumped into a friend I'd made, who was on his way to meet friends for a drink. We headed for a nearby rooftop bar..To Klimo (which wasn't open in 2003, my 2nd visit to Symi- but now under new management, so hopefully it will be open now) and enjoyed the sun going down over Symi, with a couple of cocktails, before "wobbling" back to Pedi.

    My 2nd visit (2003) ,my favourite spot for enjoying a sundowner was the bar on the corner of the Kali Strata, as you turn right , before the final steep climb to the square. I can't remember its name, (it might be The Kali Strata Bar) but there's a great view over the harbour and beyond to the Turkish coast.

    The bar owner had a diverse collection of cd's, often playing classical or jazz/ blues, and he made a mean freshly squeezed lemon drink.
    A perfect way to enjoy the sunset! and a nice relaxing place to catch your breath after the first haul up the Kali Strata!

    I've also enjoyed a sundowner or two in Yialos, although you don't get the same view, but its a great location for people/ boat watching!

    Dress Code: Come as you are!

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    Kali Strata Bar: Amazing Views

    by steventilly Written Oct 14, 2003

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    Kali Strata Bar

    The Kali Strata Bar is set (naturally enough) on the Kali Strata, the marble stepped street that leads up from Yialos to Chorio. It's set in a great position, right where the street turns through 90 degrees, so there is plenty of space out front for some tables with fantastic views. The view is straight down onto the harbourside, right where the clock tower stands, and you can see over to the Evangelismos church too. The view is great by day, but by night it's breathtaking, the finest view I've ever seen from a bar anywhere. Sit for a while and enjoy a Retsina or an Ouzo, or even a coffee. If you're lucky you might get a cake too, though these tend to vanish from the menu at night.

    Dress Code: Anything

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    Lefteris Kafenion: Village Centre

    by steventilly Updated Oct 23, 2003

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    Lefteris Kafenion, Chorio, Symi

    The bar/cafe is right by the village square in Chorio, at the top of the Kali Strata. It's very quiet here at most times of day, but livens up a lot at night. There's another bar right next door and some tavernas both up and down the hill from it.
    The tables are under a typical ivy canopy, and there's a mix of locals and holidaymakers here in the evenings. It's a quite lively and pleasant place, and as with most places we visited, had very friendly staff.

    Dress Code: Anything.

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    Vapori Bar: Friendly "Local"

    by steventilly Written Oct 23, 2003

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    Relaxing, Vapori Bar, Symi

    There are quite a few places on Symi where you can enjoy a relaxing drink at almost any time of day. We particularly liked The Vapori Bar, down near the harbour in Yialos. This place has up-to-date newspapers available to read (when in the shops they were 2 days old), and sells big full litre glasses of beer.
    The staff were very friendly too, and remembered us from day to day, which was nice.
    The place seems to be especially popular with English-speaking yachting types, and has an "internet cafe" too.

    Dress Code: Anything.

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    pillow!: Go to bed!

    by Hans_MUC Written Jun 29, 2006

    There is no "nightlife" in Symi.
    Some bars are open - Vapori in the bar street, but there is usually nothing but some lost souls. Close to the bridge a Disco tries to entertain Symi´s youth... save your time, and enjoy the only time of the "day", wehn not so many kotorbikes pass by (from 2 a.m.-6 a.m. ;-)))

    Dress Code: whatever you like...

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