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Rhodes in October

Rhodes in October

It’s been a while since the last time the Greek Tourism Board in collaboration with Austrian Holidays organised a press trip to the Greek islands. Fortunately we got back on track, and in the middle of October, a little before the summer season ends for good, a group of journalists and I flew from Vienna to Diagoras International Airport in Rhodes island on a press trip organized by the Greek Tourism board and Austrian holidays. It was a short trip, but we had a wonderful time. These are my photos.

Rhodes in October

Rhodes in October

For anyone who cannot make its mind, has doubts and is not sure whether a trip to Rhodes in October is a good idea (weather-wise) let me tell you this: it is a very good idea. I still remember the moment I stepped into my hotel room, went straight forward to the balcony to check the view and saw people swimming in the sea. It’s good that I witnessed this with my own eyes, so that I know where to fly to next October. For when I wish to catch the last rays of summer sun, I will make sure to check the direct flight from Vienna to Rhodes island with Austrian holidays.

Rhodes in October

Rhodes is the largest island of Dodecanese. It is situated at the crossroads of the two sea routes of the Mediterranean, between the Aegean Sea and the coasts of the Middle East.

Rhodes in October

Throughout its long history, Rhodes was inhabited by different civilisations who left their mark on all aspects of the island’s culture: art, language and architecture.

Lindos Acropolis

Rhodes is world-renowned for its history and monuments. It is also a blessed land with long beautiful beaches and a rich underwater environment.

Lindos Acropolis

Photos taken from Lindos Acropolis

Lindos Acropolis

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Rhodes in October

Rhodes in October

Rhodes in October

Rhodes in October

Photos of Lindos, known as the most beautiful village in Rhodes island.

Rhodes in October

Rhodes in October

Photos from Old town Rhodes island

Restaurants in Rhodes

Paraga Traditional Greek RestaurantChatzikelis restaurant

Photos from Old town Rhodes island

Photos from Old town Rhodes island

Photos from Old town Rhodes island

We spent the last day of this press trip in Symi island. We went to Symi for just one day.  What a beautiful day that was it! And so much laughter! I had a swim in Pedi, a small traditional fishing village. And afterwards, we had a wonderful lunch in an amazing beachfront taverna. This lunch felt like it was our way to say farewell to the Greek summer for 2021. Tip: If you go from Rhodes to Symi, it’s worth staying longer.

Symi Island Greece

Symi Island Greece

panoramic view Symi Island Greece

panoramic view Symi Island Greece

panoramic view Symi Island Greece

panoramic view Symi Island Greece

panoramic view Symi Island Greece

Symi Island Greece

Symi Island Greece

Symi Island Greece

Symi Island Greece

A THANK YOU NOTE

I would like to thank wholeheartedly the Greek Tourism Board, and Austrian holidays for inviting me to join the press trip, the Municipality of Rhodes and Hotel Mediterranean for the warm hospitality and for the amazing room with the front sea view. Also, many thanks to the Deputy Mayor Mr. Nikitas Gryllis for one more welcome to Symi island!  

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Visit Symi island

Visit Symi island

I remember I was in Athens International Airport when I laid my eyes on a photo of an advertisement and I couldn’t figure out which island was pictured on that photo. I spontaneously asked a random person who was working in the store located right next to that photo. Which island is this, I asked! Symi, she said!

I always knew, I had to visit Symi island! But that picture in that precise moment made it even more clear to me! We have to visit Symi! And finally we made it this summer! Symi was the third stop of our Greek island hopping! In this blog post you will find – as always not many words – but my photos and my tips, so that you can get well prepared for when you decide to visit Symi island!

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HOW TO GET TO SYMI ISLAND

If you ask me, then I would say, the best way to get to Symi island is to take the airplane from Athens to Rhodes and then take the ferry Sebeco or Dodekanisson Seaways to Symi. The ferry only takes one hour and twenty minutes. 

Visit Symi island
Visit Symi island
 
Visit Symi island
Visit Symi island
 

Visit Symi island

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Visit Symi island

Symi island Greece

Symi island Greece

WHERE TO STAY 

We stayed at Limani Life, but we fell head over heels for 1900 hotel! They both belong to architect @dimitriszographos who we had the honour to meet in person! There are many reasons for visiting Symi island. Yet, to experience a stay in this 19th century neoclassical mansion is a reason on its own. Opt for the grand suite 1901 and book as many nights as possible. 

1900 boutique hotel photos

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1900 boutique hotel photos

1900 boutique hotel photos

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1900 boutique hotel photos

1900 boutique hotel photos

WHERE TO EAT 

Haritomeni in Ano Symi – our by far favourite restaurant on the island for the view, the lovely staff, the owner and the food of course!

Manos Fish Restaurant – For the best sea food on the island!

Bella Napoli Trattoria Italiana – For pasta and pizza!

Taverna restaurant International – a lovely traditional Greek taverna!

Elpidas Kafeneion – where the locals hang out!

Most of the restaurants do not have a website. But if you google them, you will find an address, a telephone number or a Facebook page. Or simply ask the locals…

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Greek island hopping

ONE DAY ISLAND TOUR 

Just like in many islands in the Aegean, in Symi as well, a one day around the island boat tour is a must. Check Poseidon excursions. You will have the chance to see unique landscapes, swim in crystal clear waters and have lunch on the small island of Sesklo. 

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Greek island hopping

Greek island hopping

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Symi photos and travel tips

Symi photos and travel tips

A THANK YOU NOTE

This trip wouldn’t have been realised without the help and support of the Deputy Mayor Mr. Nikitas Gryllis and the Mayor Mr. Lefteris Papakalodoukas whom we would like to thank wholeheartedly for making it happen!  

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*Disclaimer: My stay in Symi island was a press trip in collaboration with the Deputy Mayor Mr. Nikitas Gryllis and the Mayor Mr. Lefteris Papakalodoukas. All words, comments and thoughts in this post are my own. This blog post contains affiliate links. I get a commission if you make a purchase through the links which comes at no cost to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for using my links.