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All reviews harbour area main route well worth the effort tucked away upper town rhodes town steps derelict castle ships gialos ascent ruins santorini maze tavernas uphill
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

It's not only Kali Strata that is attractive, there are dozens of stepped streets in Symi Town. This was the best surprise of the trip. It’s unusually quiet and visited mainly on a day trip from Rhodes town. Staying in Symi overnight provides an opportunity...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed September 20, 2018

There are around 400 steps up the Kali Strata to the destination of the village of Chorio. It's a very pleasant walk and you can stop off as many times as you like to take in the beautiful views of Symi Port. In the evening...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank home-improver
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Well worth a visit; get the bus up and walk back down. The bus leaves the harbour on the hour, every hour. There are some nice bars and tavernas to try and lots of interesting places to explore.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank AJK_Reviews
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We took a couple of steps and wondered how it seemed difficult, yet the ascent was a not that tough. Unfortunately, we reached a closed gate so we couldn’t get up any further but I liked the view from up there!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MixaylB
Reviewed August 31, 2018

If you are staying down in the harbour area, then a visit to Chora and the old town is a 'must' for the stunning views alone - and the easiest way to get there is via Kali Strata. You find the steps tucked away behind...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank U9606EJalexc
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Take a walk up and down the stairs at the Chorio, old town. there are some few small shops and different beautiful views. You will get surprised how many churches there are. it is cosy to drop around in this area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rikkefranziska
Reviewed June 24, 2018

The 400 steps connects the shore (Yialos) part of the town with the upper part (Khorio), Gives you excellent views and the town at close hand.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank thauken
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Taking you from Yialos to Horio on foot is this monster route. Yes the steps are steep but the mix of stunning views, classical Greek architecture and the reward of an ice cold Mythos at Lefteris taverna make the effort worthwhile. We walk it daily...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank the_wagsta
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Just get up the stairs and get a look at the different colours of the houses' facades, then try to find all the unique glimpses kept into the alleys climbing down to the sea...

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank davidetV1137MO
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Symi town is split between the lower harbour area...Gialos...and the upper town...Chorio high above the port. The main path up is the Kali Strata....a fascinating street of character and history......an eclectic mix of beautiful renovated ships captain mansions sitting alongside the ruins of others. There...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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