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Symi Island Sightseeing

Symi Island Sightseeing


Simi is a small island in the Dodecanese. Although Simi is visited by many people every summer, it has managed to keep its traditional manners. The most important sightseeing in Simi is the Holy Monastery of Panormitis, protector of the island. Located on the southern side of Simi, this monastery is included in the program of all boat tours from Rhodes and can also be visited by boat from Simi Town. In Simi, do not also miss a stroll at the picturesque town of Simi, called Chorio, with Medieval style and fantastic sea views.

The Nautical Museum is located in Gialos. It hosts ship models, old maps and compasses, maritime instruments, old diving uniforms and many other items that depict the long nautical history of the island.

Nautical Museum

The Naval Museum of Simi is located in Gialos, just 2 km from the main town. The museum was established in 1983 and in 1990 it found its home inside an elegant neoclassical house, where the central shipyards of Simi were housed in the past.

The Nautical Museum of Simi displays old maps, ship models, diver suits, nautical tools and other exhibits that depict the long marine and sponge-fishing tradition of the island. In fact, there is a special section dedicated to sponge diving with exhibits including diving suits, diving machines for oxygen production, a collection of sponges, diving stones and others. The museum also hosts paintings and wooden-carved sailboats of the craftsman Antonis Polias.