Yes, they are up lots of steps, and if you stay in no. 4, like we did this time, it's actually 126, but if you pace yourself its not too bad...
The room was clean and spacious, 2 beds pushed together, fridge, cooking facilities, air con at an extra 7 euros per night. Good clean little bathroom. Everything works. It's not posh, but when you consider that island hoppers were paying up to 165 euros per room you kind of go, well, ok then,
Xena is a lovely lady who is not an english speaker but she can understand you with lots of pointing, gesticulating etc!
We definitely needed the air con as it got up to 38 degrees on a few days and was very still and hot at night. When there was a breeze it was very welcome, but it wasn't often! There didn't seem to be man mozzies about either this time, which was a relief for me, but tere was a plug in bug zapper in the room if you needed it, just get the tablets from the supermarket.
The view from no 4 is spectacular - to the left you have a full view of the harbour and straight ahead you have the hillside up to Horio, complete with goats and donkey,The sun is on the balcony all day and as there is no accomodation opposite there's lots of privacy.
There were a few ants, but just don't leave food lying around and you'll be alright.
Justine, the Olympic rep. was really helpful and approachable, and you apparently get use of a pool where the welcome meeting is, but we didn't go in it because we prefer the sea. It didn't mention that when we booked though, so it was a nice surprise.
We loved Symi - its a bit expensive to eat out etc but the food is really good, the cheese and ham pies and spinach and cheese pies from the supermarket at Pedi beach are the best in Greece and really cheap and if you go left after you get of the bus, the sunbeds, while a bit batteres, are free. The beaches are mainly pebbly and I'd recommend some of those rubber shoes if you have soft english feet like me. Taxi boats are expensive but good fun - the bus to Horio and Pedi are every hour and only 1.50e each way so a bargain, and brill aircon into the bargain!
Symi is beautiful. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
- Also Known As:
- Irini Studios Hotel Symi