Pastel-coloured houses grouped around the harbour basin, colourful fishing boats bobbing up and down in a soft swell, small ouzerias where you can enjoy your ouzo accompanied by soft bouzouki sounds and in between lots of large and small yachts. Symi is just as popular with the yachties as with people holidaying on land.
Yachts can moor at the northern side of the quay. You will often hear a whistle from somewhere and then the harbour master will assign a berth to someone. When it is too full, it looks somewhat disorganised but still endearing. The water depths decline rapidly, which is why you have to let out a lot of chain. The anchorage is dirty, some areas are rocky and it has a moderate hold. At the vertex of the harbour bay, anchors can easily get entangled in the old chains and lines lying around on the seabed. Watch out for the swell, sometimes heavy, generated by the many ferries.
Many taverns, bars and various small food stores are lined up along the waterfront.
Type of berthing:
Depth:3 - 20 m
Berthing assistance: Yes - - A harbour attendant will direct you to a berth
Port of entry
Lovely town harbour
Near an appealing place
- From the S it is easy to confuse the entrance to Pethi with that of Simi which will not be seen until you are right into the Simi bay
Anchor ground and holding
The bottom mainly consists of mud but also stone. Depending on the bottom, the anchor holds moderate to bad.
Symi gehört meiner Meinung nach zu den schönsten Orten in Griechenland und sollte auf keinem Törnplan fehlen. Meine Empfehlung für ein gepflegtes Abendessen: Mythos Restaurant. Etwas versteckt in der zweiten Reihe, aber ein herrlicher Blick über den Hafen und super Essen.