The island of Symi is an enchanting place, where island life centers around sparkling Yialos harbor, and Chorio, a 19th-century town of neoclassical mansions, crowns a hillside above. The island has few beaches and almost no flat land, so it is not attractive to developers. As a result, quiet Symi provides a peaceful retreat for travelers, who tend to fall in love with the island on their first visit and return year after year.


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