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SYMI

Gialos and Horio

The port of Symi is called Gialos and there are large staircases that connect the lower area of the city (Gialos) to the higher one, called Horio (or Ano Simi), the oldest part of the island. Horio is full of small alleys in which pastel-colored houses alternate with ancient ruins. In Horio there are also the ruins of the castle built by the Knights of St. John in the early 1400s.

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Distance from the shop: 450 m – 4 minutes by bike

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Monastery of St. Michael the Archangel in Panormitis

In a beautiful cove there is the largest religious monument on the island. An imposing church bell tower visible even from a distance and two museums, one folklore and one religious, are not to be missed. Perhaps you can also make a stop at the traditional Panormitis bakery where you can taste the traditional “tourtes” (cheese cakes) and various fresh local products.

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Distance from the shop: 19 km – 40 minutes by bike

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Pedi beach

It is located next to the settlement and it is one of the most famous and cosmopolitan beaches of Symi. Clear blue waters and many amenities for visitors.

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Distance from the shop: 4,4 km – 15 minutes by bike

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Nanou beach

Beautiful, picturesque beach at a lush bay with cypress trees, hidden behind tall hills and rocks. Light blue waters and magnificent seabed. Organized with umbrellas, sun beds and a taverna.

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Distance from the shop: 9,5 km – 25 minutes by bike

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Agia Marina beach

Small, sandy beach with aquamarine and clear waters. It is located within a bay at the entrance of which there is a small rocky island with a church. It is organized with sun beds, umbrellas and bar-restaurant.

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Distance from the shop: 4,9 km – 17 minutes by bike

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Marathounda beach

A small bay with crystal clear waters and pebbles. Although it is quite isolated, the beach has amenities and shops.

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Distance from the shop: 17 km – 36 minutes by bike

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Toli Bay

Toli bay is definitely worth a visit: it is a fairly breezy beach with pebbles and clear, turquoise waters. The beach is equipped and it is possible to enjoy a wonderful sunset over the sea since it is facing west. There are many taverns where you can taste local dishes.

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Distance from the shop: 9,3 km – 28 minutes by bike

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Saint George Bay

Saint George Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and its extraordinary beauty is mainly due to the steep rock that seems to have been carved. Quiet for a couple of hours of relaxation and rest after a long ride.

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Distance from the shop: 10 km – 28 minutes by bike

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Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Symi is located in Chorio and is housed in an ancient, restored traditional Symiot palace that belongs to the Hatziagapiditis family. In the courtyard we find several sculptures as well as urns from various periods. The museum is divided into 5 sections (each dedicated to a different time period) and features an archaeological area, a Byzantine collection and a folklore collection.

DISTANCE & MAP link

Distance from the shop: 1,7 km – 11 minutes by bike

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