Where to stay in Symi Island!

Updated on 18/11/2023. Symi is a stunning and remote island in Greece! You will need to spend some time just to get there but I think that it is totally worth it!

Especially the main port is one of the most beautiful that I have ever seen!

You can check more about this island on our dedicated travel guide here!

Here, in this post, you will find all the best hotels in Symi, with tips, photos and a detailed map at the end so you will exactly the location of the hotels!


  • For booking ferry tickets, I always book through the Ferryscanner platform! It is a Greek startup (we always support the best tech entrepreneurs!) and they have done a fantastic job and it is very user-friendly. Also, if you are thinking of the island hoping this is the best platform that I have seen!
  • Symi has many restaurants and fish tavernas and cafes (don’t forget to try the local Symi shrimp!)
  • Best Luxurious Hotels: Asymi Residences
  • Best Restaraunt: Tholos Restaurant
  • Best value for money: Nikolitsi Studios
  • Best Beach: Saint George Bay
  • Personally, I book all my hotels in Symi and other islands through Booking.com, as nowadays it includes many apartments, just like Airbnb and it’s easier and more reliable.

Where to stay on Symi Island?

Royal Villa Pedi – Pedi

Royal Villa Pedi Symi dodecanese

If you’re a big family or large group then Royal Villa Pedi is a nice and luxurious accommodation that can sleep 12 and includes its private pool and has an amazing interior design. More Information Here!

Castello Venetsiana

Castello Venetsiana Symi island dodecanese

It’s a beautiful and nicely renovated old house very close to the harbour. The host, Mike is very warm and helpful. And it was incredibly clean! More Information Here!

Asymi Residences

This is a beautiful hotel with spacious and nicely decorated rooms and great facilities! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The view from the balconies is quite unique and you can enjoy sea and mountain views at the same time!!

Breakfast is included, with lovely fresh & homemade products! Keep in mind that a car or a scooter is needed to get to the main town, otherwise, there is a public bus – I think – every hour. More Information Here!

Nikolitsi Studios

Eating risotto with local shrimps and admiring the view!

This is my favourite place to stay in Symi and my first choice when I visit the island. The apartment is clean with its character and it is 5 meters from the sea!

You will enjoy the morning or even better the afternoon views from the balcony. But the big plus is Fotini, the owner, who is super helpful and with a big smile and whenever she has some time extra time, she can surprise you with some nibbles, coffee or a snack. More Information Here!

Symi Nautilus Luxury Suites

Symi Nautilus Luxury Suites dodecanese

This is a small and luxurious hotel with excellent and delicate details on decoration! The views from the balcony to the village and Pedi are wonderful.

A nice surprise is breakfast, which is served on the patio and it is quite rich! Just check the location if it is handy for you as it is s between Symi centre and Pedi village.

The bus stop is less than 2′ walk up to the top of the road, which takes you to the port, village and Pedi beach. They provide a free pick-up transfer for every guest. More Information Here!

Athanasia’s HouseChorio

Athanasia's House Chorio Symi island greece

This house is located in Chorio away from the hustle and bustle of the harbour and you might feel some of the energy of the local community.

It is quiet and super clean and I am pretty sure that you will enjoy the breathtaking views from the balcony! Check the location if it fits as you will need some transportation. The owner George might advise you on that. More Information Here!


Kokona where to stay in Symi

It’s a lovely little hotel just off the main street and very close to everything! The breakfast is nice and delicious with lots of choices! I think it is a good value for money hotel! More Information Here!

Kleanthi and Kostas Studios

Kleanthi and Kostas Studios Symi dodecanese

Those are some lovely, clean, spacious and affordable studios with stunning views across Yialos. The neighbourhood is clean, quiet, relaxing and picturesque.

The owner is friendly and welcoming. You can have also a private balcony where you can relax and enjoy the view! Note that there are some external stairs in case you have some mobility issues. More Information Here!

Nireus Hotel

Nireus Hotel Symi island greece

The hotel is situated in a spot-on location and please note that the front rooms have a great view of the harbour! The staff are very helpful and the breakfast has a lot of variety. More Information Here!

Below, you can check a detailed map with the mentioned best hotels in Symi and beaches, so you would know exactly where the locations and make the desired plans!


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