See & do in Symi island
Symi is a Greek island and municipality. It is sometimes known as Syme or Simi. It is hilly and comprises the harbor town of Symi and its neighboring higher town Ano Symi, as well as many smaller villages, beaches, and historical and mythological sites. Symi is assigned to the Rhodes regional unit.
Symi's economy has traditionally been based on the shipbuilding and sponge industries. During that time, the population peaked at 22,500 people. Symi's major business is now tourism, and its permanent population has dropped to 2,500, with a higher summer population.
The island is well-known for its one-of-a-kind shrimp. These little shrimps, known as "Symi's shrimps," are pan-fried and eaten whole (with the shell).
Coordinates: 36°35′N 27°50′E
Administrative region: South Aegean
Regional unit: Rhodes
Municipality: 65.754 km2 (25.388 sq mi)
Highest elevation: 617 m (2,024 ft)
Lowest elevation: 0 m (0 ft)
Municipality density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone: UTC+2 (EET)
Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code: 856 00
Area code(s): 22460