Symi belongs to the Dodecanese islands and lies across the Asia Minor coast and just a few nautical miles NW of Rhodes. Aristocratic and far off the model of mass tourism, Symi pleasantly surprises its visitors with its plain, aristocratic yet wild beauty.
As you glimpse the perfectly formed harbor of Symi, Gialos, you are confronted with a beautiful picture-postcard Venetian village. Wonderfully well-preserved two and three storey mansions with their facades painted in bright and vivid colors reflect the island's rich past isnce Symi was once one of the richest islands with a tradition in sponge diving, ship building and wookd carving. The island's two main settlements are Gialos and Chorio or otherwise known as Ano Symi. Gialos settlement starts from the portand stretches on the outskirts of the surrounding hills. Its continuation all the way up the hill and around the Old Castle of Symi is known as Ano Symi. Take a stroll on the port's central road to admire the Municipal Clock Tower built in 1881, the statue of the young fisherman "Michalaki" by the famous Symiot sculptor C. Valsamis and the historical "Kampsopoulou" building where the surrender of the Dodecanese islands by the Germans to the Allies was signed. Walking towards the island's central square "Kambos", you will come upon the Monument of the Fallen Soldier, the recently renovated Naval Museum and the church of Ag. Ioannis with its magnificent pebbled yard.
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mesutilgim (68014) 2013-02-01 4:57
Your entry evoked in me desire for Symi, the most beautiful island of Dodekanisos which I visit every year in summer.
In my pages you can find many captures from this beautiful small island.
Nice capture with many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Sergiom (39298) 2013-02-01 5:52
J'aime beaucoup cet endroit ainsi que la belle contre plongée qui le mets en valeur. Par contre, il y a un grand manque de netteté au niveau de l'image.
ikeharel (37378) 2013-02-01 6:34
interesting to see how most of the facades have same Roman style and colors.
One is nor yet renovated.
Fine view uphill's, with clear outlines of the houses.
I recall we saw some of the town pic. from the sea preciousely, earliest posts of yours.
Have a nice weekend,
Miguel82 (7854) 2013-02-01 8:57
Instructive architectural details
A picture taken on a sunny day
Excellent sharpness and fine colors
Noel_Byrne (7426) 2013-02-01 10:57
Your note is great, thank you, and it accompanies a beautiful image. The village is postcard perfect, and its strange that to me, the desin of the buildings with their low apex remind me of the greatest of temples in the ancient world. The building in centre foreground could easily be be the Acropolis with very little imagination required. Likewise, those in the top of the shot have that appearance of something very majestic peering out.
Really nice, thanks for sharing!
All the best
mirosu (5533) 2013-02-01 19:17
The facades are in very good light. I like the view up and the nice contrast against blue sky. Have a nice weekend.
Sonata11 (28375) 2013-02-01 20:27
Excellent colorful architecture. Perfect light, clarity and sharpness. Great depth of field. Marvelous execution, excellent blue sky. Well done. TFS
All the best and have a great WE,
Silvio1953 (98217) 2013-02-02 6:15
Ciao Maria, great parade of lovely facades, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (17088) 2013-02-02 7:56
Very interesting mixture of architectural types. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (86501) 2013-02-02 8:12
Un bon cadrage serré sur ces différentes façades colorées, bonne lumière et présentation
dkmurphys (36831) 2013-02-02 9:45
Very nice composition with all those shapes and colors. Well taken, great catch!
danos (74056) 2013-02-04 22:45
όσες φορές και να δω τα χαρακτηριστικά σπίτια της Σύμης έτσι όπως είναι λουσμένα στο φως τα βλέπω και τα ξαναβλέπω με πολύ ευχαρίστηση.Καλό το σφικτό κάδρο αναδυκνύει την ομορφιά και το μοναδικό αρχιτεκτονικό στυλ του νησιού.