Travel Blogs from Symi
... squares with ornate fountains and found St. Paul's Gate leading out to the harbour. Amazing! We had beautiful sunshine today and no wind, so we enjoyed our last giros in the sun with wifi on the side! Walked outside the city and around to the Tower and Lighthouse of St. Nicholas. At the end of this small harbour stand two pillars each topped by a deer. This is where the Colossus is believed to have stood. The island was troubled by snakes, so the story goes and the deer were brought ...
... Catherine's Journal:
Today, is the day before we have to leave. I am just getting teary-eyed just thinking about it. No more wonderful crew, no delicious two-course meals, and more importantly, no more company. (The families, I mean). I am dying having to think of leaving this 78 foot long yacht. But it will be nice to lose a few pounds though. I DON'T WANT TO ...
... up to a castle at the top which like many medieval fortresses replace Greek and roman temples and reused much of the marble from the prior temples. The view of the Aegean sea from the top was amazing. The top of the castle had ancient roman rooms. You could take a donkey up to the top, but we were advised against it as some people fall off and get injured. I got a nice linen pants and almost left ...
... and a well-preserved amphitheater from the 4th and 5th century BC. We were highly amused by the contrast between the outdoor ruins and the modern turnstile and ticketing system they have in place for the tourists who visit. Annie and I giggled like schoolgirls at the Turkish language that prompted a person through the turnstile when the ticket's barcode was read by the machine. It sounded like "Go ahead *****es."
... with a lovely family in Datca in the North West of Turkey. As I had already booked my flight to Istanbul it was just a case of getting from one end of the country to the other! Thankfully Turkey has one of the best bus networks in the world; I arrived into the centre of Istanbul by bus from the airport and was able to book a bus to nearby Marmaris the same evening for just 100 lira (approximately £28). This was an exceptionally ...
Other places to stay in Symi
Akti Georgiou Gennimata , Symi | 3 star hotelfrom $89
Harani, Symi | Hotelfrom $67
Gialos-Symi, Symi | Hotelfrom $102
Symi | 2 star hotelfrom $61
Akti Gennimata, Symi | Hotelfrom $80
Chorio, Symi | Hotelfrom $46
Nimborios Bay, Symi | Hotelfrom $87
Kali Strata, Symi | Hotelfrom $46
Mouragio Symi, Symi | 2 star hotelfrom $48