The village of Panormitis located 12 km south of Simi and apart from being quite scenic, single and unique feature is one of the most important areas in Symi.
This is the Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis. The 18th century monastery, situated on the seafront of the village and it can be seen from the deck above the harbor, offering one of the best attractions. Protected by the entrance leading to a wide harbor and a small beach with fine sand, which is usually empty.
The Venetian convent has large objects, such as antique chandeliers, and an impressive silver image of the Archangel, who is the patron saint of the island, and the protector of seafarers. Furthermore, the monastery is home to two small museums also attract many visitors. According to tradition, when seeking the grace of Archangel is necessary to give him something in return. Many of these objects are made of gold or silver, and some of them have also put into bottles by seafarers to protect them.
The other museum displays examples of traditional folk art, usually associated with fisheries, livestock and agriculture. Inside the monastery there is a series of rooms where the monks live, and is also available for hire for guests wishing to spend the night there. In fact, on November 8, the day the island celebrates the saint, a large number of Greek travelers arrive in Symi to enjoy this local festival. The pilgrims who come to this place during this period are being offered free accommodation, food and wine. The courtyards of the monastery have many exotic plants and trees with a warm and pleasant environment for visitors. There is also a retreat, ideal for those looking for some solitude. It takes about an hour to see the museum, exploring the church and the monks' cells. Ferries and excursion boats connect the city of Symi with Panormitis. It is also accessible by car. The small village of Panormitis offers a great sense of peace and a visit to the great monastery of Archangel Michael is highly recommended.
Halki is a small island of the Dodecanese, located very close to Rhodes. Not very developed tourist but this is the perfect destination for peace and privacy. The island stands out for its traditional architecture and relaxing beaches. Niborio is the only village and main port. In the center of the island of Halki, there is an abandoned village with medieval castle on top.
The village was abandoned when the Aegean faced piracy and people started moving around the harbor. In the few sandy beaches of Halki you can access on foot or by bus.
The rest are completely isolated. The island you visit on vacation or on a day trip from Rhodes.
In fact, there are daily local ferries to Halki the harbor of Ancient Kamiros Rhodes, allowing to go to the island and return the same day.
Halki is a place to enjoy walks and secluded beaches. The only city Emporio is a picturesque place that surrounds the main port of the island. The coastal road of Niborio is lined with cafes and restaurants and a short bus departs for beaches around the island and mostly to the beach River.
Kastellorizo or Megisti is a Greek island in the eastern Mediterranean, about three miles from the Turkish coast. Located 120 km east of Rhodes and covers 9113 square kilometers. In public, the island is known from the Oscar-winning film << Mediterraneo >>!
Maximum is the official name of the island and it was because it was the biggest of all the small islands in the region.
The name Kastellorizo << Castello Rosso >> is Latin and means red castle because of the red color on which was built the citadel of the island. The houses are built in two or three storeys high with colored shutters are authentic examples of traditional architecture of the Dodecanese.
The intense beauty of this island is mainly due to common materials used, such as stone, wood, iron and tiles. Kastellorizo is ideal for a quiet holiday and rewards every visitor with its stunning beauty and stunning locations for swimming and the unique hospitality of its inhabitants. Finally Kastellorizo is a great place for diving, fishing and sailing.
The island has many restaurants offering Greek food and especially fresh fish and seafood. Also, do not forget to look for the traditional chickpea and local sweets "wrong" and "katoumaria".
Wonderful beaches, beautiful villages, interesting attractions and a great nightlife and what more can you ask from a holiday resort.
The island of Kos is an island with many options, where you can either spend your entire holiday on a quiet beach or in a small village or party all night in the many bars and clubs on the island. There is so much to see where one or two weeks just will not reach, and that is one of the reasons people come back to the island of Hippocrates.
The island is quite rich since ancient times, with the exception of the time of enslavement to the Turks and several pirate attacks. The fertile soil have blessed the locals with grapes for wine, wheat, fruits and olives as well as obsidian and rich fishing waters.
Mythology says that the three giants Phoebus, henna and Kios fled to this island after being defeated in the great battle of the gods and the Titans. Heracles supposedly stayed here for some time since he had performed 12 feats. Sinking his ship home, and managed to swim to Kos, where he met the angry shepherds with whom he fought for many hours. Then sought refuge in the mountains of King Eurypylus who had ordered his arrest, but managed to capture the daughter of King Chalciope.
The king of the Carians led his people to the island sometime in the 2nd millennium BC, and this people from Asia Minor traditionally considered to be one of the first settlers on this island.