Where to swim

At the beach on the port at the Symi Yacht Club a beach with umbrellas, sunbeds and a taverna. 15 minutes away, on foot, taxi or boat you can reach Nimporio, a large pebbled beach. Pedi beach is 1.5km away from Gialos. On the road to Pedi you will find the Panagia Alethini monastery with a traditional panigyri happening there on August 15th. You can walk or take the boat from there to the scenic Nanou and the Agia Marina rocky island. Souther than Nanou you will find Marathounta, a narrow cove with crystal clear waters and Agios Nikolaos a sandy beach with umbrellas, sunbeds and goats. The island's moste impressive beach though is Ai Giorgis Disalon, with crystal clear waters and plenty of shade.  At the island's south end, you will find Panormitis. The monastery is worth a visit and you can take a boat to the Sesklia island across the water with a beautiful sandy beach. Agios Aimilianos is also a very special beach.


Where to stay

At Gialos, at Aliki's three storey old town house (+30 71665). At the simple but comfortable Nireus Hotel (Akti Gennimata, +30 72400-3). At the fully equipped duplex apartments Iapetos Village (+30 72777). At Chorio, at Opera House (+30 72034, +30 71856), quiet and well taken care of rooms and at the neoclassical type complec Taxiarchis (Ano Chorio, +30 72012). Finally at Fiona's pension (+30 72088) with rooms with a magnificent view.


Where to eat and drink

At Pedi, at Tolis home taverna. At Gialos, Tholos (+30 72033) for traditional dishes. Mylopetra (+30 72333) where you will find dishes with a twist. At Glaros, one of the island's oldest cafe bars at Chorio, you can enjoy an afternoon coffee or drink.


Area Code: +30 22460

Police: +30 71111

Port Authority: +30 71205

Town Hall: +30 70110

First Aid: +30 71316

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