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There are many reasons for visiting Simi apart from experiencing its unique cosmopolitan atmosphere, and wandering through its remarkable neo-classical settlement. Many visitors, for instance, come here to venerate the miraculous icon of the Archangel Michael at the monastery of Panormitis, one of the most significant monasteries in the Dodecanese.


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The town of Simi is located in the northern part of the island and consists of two settlements: Upper Symi (Horio) which extends to the top of the hill, and Gialo, the island’s safe port.
Walking from Gialo, one arrives at Emporeio or Niboreio, Simi’s second port, in the inlet of a leeward bay. You reach Ano Simi after climbing up hundreds of steps, the so-called Kali Strata.
At the highest point of Hora, on the west, are the remains of the Castle of the Knights of St John with their emblem adorning the entrance. Inside it is the Panagia of the Castle.
On the Myloi site is the Pontikokastro ( “Mouse Castle”), probably a prehistoric tumulus, and the remains of windmills that once ground grains; today some are used as dwellings. Behind the highest mountain on Simi, at an altitude of 560 m., stands a forest of pine and cypress trees that is unique in terms of both value and beauty.
The lovely, quiet beaches of Simi invite you to discover them. Crystal waters play provocatively, sometimes with high rocks and at others with the shadows of conifers.
During your stay on beautiful Simi, you should certainly plan a day trip to the islets of Nimos and Sesklia (or Seskli). One is in the north part of Simi, the other in the south, and have both been declared archaeological sites. The islet of Nimos is an acknowledged refuge for wildlife, with tanks of water and olive groves. On Sesklia, you can swim in the crystal sea and drink water from two springs. On the northeastern side of the island, visit the beach of Agia Marina, where its clear exotic waters will delight you. Opposite is the rocky islet of Agia Marina.

Source: Visit Greece - The Official website of the Greek Tourism Organisation