A taste from Symi
Symi offers you unique gastronomic delights featuring its own specialty, the famous homemade shrimp! It is a rare variety of shrimp, very small in size, that lives in the sea of the area and can be tasted in the fish taverns of the island. Various fish, seafood and shellfish count as leading role in local gastronomy, and another very special specialty is the gaelopita, also known as the atherinopita
From sweets, they have the sumiaka akoumia that taste alike to donuts . Leaving the island, remember to take with you buns, rusks, sponges, herbs and traditional cookware. The island promises you delightful nightlife in the beautiful bars that you will meet along Yalos town , while plenty of restaurants and cafes will reassure even the most skeptical that in Symi there are plenty of choices. Throughout the year, cultural events and many local festivals are organized, and if you are on the island, you should not miss it. In addition to traditional music, you will hear typical songs and proverbs of sailors and sponge divers and you will enjoy the Dodecanese local dances.