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Old June 29th, 2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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Symi, Greece

Symi is a small but historic Greek island. Geographically, it is part of the Dodecanese island chain, close to Turkey with very mountainous terrain. Its interior is dotted with small valleys, and its coastline alternates between rocky cliffs and sandy coves. Its main town, located on the northeast coast, is also named Symi, and the island has around 2,500 inhabitants, mostly engaged in fishing, trade, and tourism. In addition to its many historical sites, the island's isolated beaches—many reachable only with small boats—are very popular with tourists.

In Greek mythology, Symi is reputed to be the birthplace of the Three Graces, and it takes its name from Poseidon's wife, the nymph Syme. In the nineteenth and twentieth century the small island grew wealthy from the sponge trade as well as boat building and shipping. Once almost deserted and derelict from emigration, the island has come back to life through tourism and the careful restoration of its neoclassical buildings.



















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Old June 29th, 2006, 05:17 PM   #2
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Symis is a wonderful place. Great pics Neorion!
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The architecture is soooo nice!
And all these colors...
Amazing!
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beautiful mediterranean city but the landscapes could be better with more trees and vegetation upon the hills.
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I have yet to find an ugly island.
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Beautiful!Truly different from typical Greece!
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Perfetto.
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Greece is by far the most beautiful Mediterranean country.
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