Pedi is a small beachfront settlement in the northeast part of the island of Symi, just 3 km from Symi harbor. The bay of Pedi is surrounded by multi coloured houses and the rough barren rocks that give Symi its rugged, coarse character. The pebble beach is fairly organized, with sun loungers and umbrellas and its crystal clear waters of the cove are perfect for swimming. You can also find mini markets and small convenience shops, as well as some traditional Greek tavernas right on the shorefront, where you can taste local delicacies and freshly caught fish and seafood. Taxi boats are always available to accompany you to the most attractive spots of the island.
Symi, the jewel of the Dodecanese, is an island like no other. Traditional and cosmopolitan at the same time, Symi has an elegant allure from a past era that leaves no one unmoved.
From the ancient times, the island of Symi was prosperous and advanced. Sailing and shipbuilding were the main source of income, as well as the fishing of sea sponges, once an expensive commodity. Up until this day, you can find authentic sea sponges in many traditional shops of Symi. Today, Symi is a touristic destination for relaxed vacations in a traditional environment surrounded by the islands unique architecture, its wild, rough scenery and the mesmerizing deep blue of the Aegean Sea.
The island of Symi has some beautiful beaches, some accessible by car and some only by sea. In the main harbor you will find numerous water-taxis that will take you to any beach you desire, as well as some sailing boats that take you on daily cruises around the island.
One of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Panormitis, hosts the Monastery of the Archangel Michael the Panormitis, famous not only for the beauty of its location, but also for the amazing maritime museum found in the monastery’s grounds, and the museum with the numerous ship-shaped offerings to Panormitis; some are even said to have sailed to the monastery’s beach all by themselves.
Symi is an island that doesn’t have sights; it is a sight all by itself. Wander around its narrow, cobblestoned alleys, climb the countless, steep steps and feel the vibes of the past centuries in this island untouched by time; enjoy the tradition, the beauty, the sea; enjoy Symi.
Ηow to reach us
You can reach the island of Symi by travelling to the island of Rhodes, either by air or by sea. From Rhodes Island, there is daily transport by either ship or catamaran and the trip lasts approximately one hour. The island is also connected by sea with most of the Dodecanese islands, Tilos, Kos, Leros, Kalymnos, Nisyros, Astypalaia, Patmos, as well as Mykonos and Syros. Some changes of the routes and schedules may apply, so make sure to double check your desired ferry schedule beforehand.
Pedi cove is located approximately 3km to the east of the Gialos, the town of Symi and it is easily accessible by car, taxi, bus or even on foot. You can find a taxi at the main harbour’s entrance and on the beachfront street of Gialos.