Are you searching for laid-back atmosphere, so that you can relax and take in that natural beauty of Greece? Then, Symi Gialos is just the place for you to be. Far from the crowds and hectic rhythms of other islands, Symi is definitely a serene retreat in the Dodecanese. And Gialos represents its even cooler aspect, the harbor with the sea taverns and the cafes overlooking the endless Aegean blue.
The neoclassical houses built by the harbor add an extra feel of unpretentious lush that is always welcome. They have been built in proximity to the water and still maintain that aura of uniqueness. Gialos is else known as Yialos or as the lower town of the island, whereas the upper town is called Chora or Horio. They are both worth visiting, actually. Since the island is small in size, you will not have any difficulty squeezing them both in your explorations.
You will find a stone bridge dividing the harbor in two. This is called the kalnterimi and is a great place to take pictures. Then, heading right to the square of Kampos with the war memorial and the church of Timios Prodromos. This cathedral dates back to 1838 and is a fine example of architecture. A short walk from the kalnterimi, you will find yourself to the mesmeric beach of Nos. This is especially amazing at sunset and those romantics among us will definitely spend their afternoons there, in anticipation of the chromatic symphony to happen!
Symi is a splendid destination in the Aegean and its harbor highlights its unique, distinctive character in the most eloquent manner. Be sure to discover the beauties of Symi and the harbor, Gialos during your stay on the island. You will find it utterly refreshing and you will certainly experience the islander’s life from up close!