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Symi Insel Sehenswürdigkeiten

Symi Insel Sehenswürdigkeiten


Simi ist eine kleine Insel im Dodekanes. Obwohl Simi jeden Sommer von vielen Menschen besucht wird, ist es ihm gelungen, seine traditionellen Manieren zu bewahren. Die wichtigste Sehenswürdigkeit in Simi ist das Heilige Kloster von Panormitis, dem Beschützer der Insel. Dieses Kloster befindet sich auf der Südseite von Simi und ist im Programm aller Bootstouren ab Rhodos enthalten. Es kann auch mit dem Boot von Simi Town aus besichtigt werden. Verpassen Sie in Simi auch nicht einen Spaziergang in der malerischen Stadt Simi, Chorio, mit mittelalterlichem Stil und fantastischem Meerblick.

Many wine presses have been found on the island of Simi, mainly dating from the Byzantine era. Actually, there are more than 120 presses recently discovered (in 1992) by Sarantis Kritikos, scattered all over Simi.

Byzantine Wine Presses

The island of Simi is a well-known producer of high-quality wines. The main feature of the wines of Simi is their sumptuous taste, a feature that results from the combination of the climate and the soil conditions, among others.

Vine growths and wine elaboration count on a long tradition that starts in the ancient times, when the Greeks used to worship Dionysus, the god of wine. In fact, many vine varieties are mentioned in ancient texts, some of which have survived along centuries till today.

As a proof of this old tradition, many wine presses have been found on the island of Simi, mainly dating from the Byzantine era. Actually, there are more than 120 presses recently discovered (in 1992) by Sarantis Kritikos, scattered all over Simi. Only eleven of them have today been restored in Kourkouniotis area.

These presses were made of big stones that formed a circle. In the middle of the circle, people used to put grapes and squeeze them with their feet. The juice of the grapes flowed from some holes between the stones. Later on, the stones were substituted by higher wall constructions.

To go, you take the road from the town to Panormitis Monastery and a sign on the left of the Monastery of Megalos Sotiras will show you a small path that leads to the presses, through a lovely cypress forest.