As the island has a special tax-free law, you can buy cigarettes and alcohol at much lower prices to the UK - and take back as much as you can possible carry, too! The special herbs from Rhodes and Symi make an interesting buy, as is the delicious island honey. Top quality shoes are on offer, and you can also snap up some convincing designer copies of sunglasses and handbags.
As in many of the Greek Islands, the best way to appreciate the sheer variety of Greek specialities is by ordering a meze. This consists of small plates of dips as well as local fish and meat dishes for the whole family to enjoy. Tavernas and restaurants also offer a broad range of local and international cuisine.
Nightlife here is low key, with much of the activity centred around the traditional, family-run tavernas that line the area around the waterfront.
Symi holiday resorts
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