Simi Island

The former capital of the Dodecanese is an island of contrasts, once a world centre for the extraction of marine sponges, original in its architecture, aristocratic in character and refined in taste.

Simi is a popular holiday destination for international celebrities. It is also a spiritual centre and has been a destination for pilgrims for centuries. The colourful island is so fascinating that you may be tempted to take a piece of it with you as a souvenir from the sea.
  • Monastery of the Archangel Michael. The history of the monastery goes back more than five centuries, and the main holy relic of the monastery is a man-sized icon of the Archangel Michael Panormitis. The traditions of the local school of icon painting are well represented in the temple's murals, and the jewel-carved wooden iconostasis and magnificent bell tower are noteworthy. The Byzantine Museum, attached to the monastery, has a rich collection of treasures, and the Folklore Museum, set in the form of a traditional Simi house, is also of interest.

  • The capital of the island is Simi. Old, colourful, neo-classical mansions rise amphitheatrically above the bay, creating a theatrical impression, which is why visitors refer to it as the "Puppet Town" or "Venice of Greece". After all, some of the houses can only be accessed from the sea. The stunning views of the harbour, the authentic seafood cuisine and the variety of souvenirs will leave the most rapturous impressions.

  • Traditional sea souvenir and sponge shop. The island's heyday is linked to the sea sponge industry and you will learn interesting facts about the deeds of the Simian divers, what kinds of sponges exist and how to choose and care for a soft souvenir.

  • Shop for leather goods. The unique leather paintings with views of Simi in the island's only workshop are sure to catch your eye. Bags, shoes and a variety of accessories made from high quality genuine leather are produced here.
Your package includes
  • Transportation
  • Driver and escort
  • Licensed tour guide
Not included
  • Programme Entrance fees
  • Meals during the tour
Экскурсия рассчитана на полный день. 

Варианты: групповая на большом корабле, премиум (мини-группа) на большом корабле с перемещением по Сими на мини-басе, премиум (мини-группа) на VIP-яхте, индивидуальная на VIP-яхте. Подходит всем категориям путешественников.
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7.5 km National Road Thessaloniki-N Moudania
Thessaloniki, 57001, Greece
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