Things To Do When Visiting Symi Greece on a Yacht Charter Holiday
The first site of Symi from a distance seems like there is nothing really there. Then as you near the port of Gialos, bam, you’ve entered one of the most picturesque harbours in the Dodecanese. So happy that you have arrived, as you see the neatly scattered (if there is such a way) Venetian architecture appearing in a palette of pastels. While the port is lined with mainly Turkish gulets, travellers are strolling about, looking around and taking in the pleasant scenery before them.
In your Greece gulet charter travels, if Symi happens to be in your itinerary; certainly stopping there, brings the question of “what should we do?”
After a few hours of cruising on a gulet, you will want to step off the gangway and explore. Along the charming harbour promenade, you will find quaint touristy shops, restaurants, and tavernas filled with visitors from around the world. A darling place to stroll about and check things out. The people are friendly with warm smiles. I suppose who wouldn’t be in such a beautiful setting in the Aegean sea. 🙂 Do have your camera always ready on this scenic island.
The best explore is the local way. Consider renting a scooter. There are other areas of the island that would make for some great photographs from the hilltops. But of course, Symi features a few monasteries and churches – Panormatis is a must-visit.
If you have come all the way to Greece, entertain yourselves with a local tour of Symi. Then later stop by a taverna either for Ouzo and local seafood cuisine or Greek coffee and delights.
Certainly, go to Chorio and down Kali Strata. The town of Chorio overlooks Gialos. Although its all uphill by steps. You can catch great shots on camera of the stunning views and most say it is definitely worth it.
The monastery of Taxiarchis Mihalail Panormitis is located on the southwest of the island. Your gulet can take you there rather than going by land. That way you can also enjoy a private part of a bay by your gulet.
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