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Symi is a Greek island which forms part of the Dodecanese islands and lies around 40 km to the north west of Rhodes and 420 km from Piraeus. The island's closest land neighbours are the Datca and Bozburun peninsulars of Mugla Province in Turkey. The island is mountainous and is dotted with small valleys with a coastline that has either rocky cliffs or beaches and isolated coves. The island's main town is also called Symi and is located on the north east coast. The town is made up of the lower town around the harbour,, called Yialos, and the upper town called Horio or Ano Symi. Apart from lazing on one of the island's beaches there are a few other things to do and see. The Monastery of the Archangel Panormitis is a Greek Orthodox monastery built in the south west of the island on the coast in the early 18th century. The monastery overlooks a bay and is well worth a visit. The Kastro overlooks the main town Ano Symi and was built by the Knights of St. John as an expansion of a Byzantine castle on the same site. Many parts of the structure are still visible and there are also remnants of an ancient citadel on which the two later castles were built.
The Greek island of Kalymnos is located between Kos and Leros in the south eastern Aegean Sea and belongs to the Dodecanese group of islands. The island has an area of around 110 sq. km and is the fourth largest island in the Dodecanese. The island's name used to be Kalynda but was changed to Kalymna and then again to Kalymnos. The island is also known as the island of the Sponge Divers due to its sponge fisheries. The capital of Kalymnos is Pothia where most of its inhabitants live. Chora, the second largest town in the island, used to be the island's capital.
A steep, impressive rocky landscape, once perceived as a curse by the inhabitants, has been proved to be a true blessing for climbing lovers. The whole island is a unique natural climbing field with more than 1,300 climbing tracks of various levels of difficulty providing a huge range of climbing on slabs, big walls, overhangs and tufas to suit every level and style.
There is a frequent ferry service to Piraeus, Rhodes and to the other Dodecanese islands. There are also ferry routes operating to the Cyclades islands, Samos and, during the summer season, to Chios, Mytilini, and Thessaloniki.