Fodor's Expert Review The Old Markets

Kali Strata, Yialos, Symi, 85600, Greece Fodor's Choice

Symi's historic trading halls have been restored as a delightfully atmospheric inn where centuries-old surroundings are accented by stone floors and antiques. Wrapping a luxury stay around its protected walls was an act of sheer ingenuity. One room has been crafted from an old bakery, its stone oven transformed into a clever subterranean wet-room. The recent conversion of an adjacent Captain’s Mansion, the historic former home of a wealthy merchant, adds lighter, airier rooms (all pastel woods and four-posters) as well as an indoor pool, while dinner and breakfast on the terrace affords one of the more memorable views on the island. Simply the most luxurious, relaxing lodgings to be found on Symi.


  • extremely comfortable accommodations
  • including a lavish suite
  • extremely comfortable accommodations, including a lavish suite
  • personal service
  • walking distance to major sights of Symi
  • in-room massages can be booked
  • fantastic views for dinner and breakfast


  • harbor location puts you amidst the one busy spot on the island
  • harbor location puts you amid the one busy spot on the island
  • steps to reach the hotel
  • no elevator
  • the market rooms can be a little dark




Phones: 22460-71440


10 rooms (3 suites)
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Apr., Free breakfast

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