Symi is a unique island with rare architectural tradition which is part of its heritage.
Symi and the surrounding islands have been declared archeological sites by the Central Archeological Council. That is because 159 sites and monuments record their history from the prehistoric times to modern times.
Symi is distinguished for its romantic charm since it keeps its tranquility and doesn’t have the high rise touristic facilities and infrastructure that can be found in other islands of the Dodecanese. In Symi, you will enjoy beautiful pebble beaches which you can reach not only by car but also by small boats (kaykia). Make some time to visit Michael Panorametes Archangel Monastery. It contains beautiful byzantine murals and a wooden icon screen.