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House in Pedi by David Pike

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House in Pedi by David Pike

Watercolour on Paper Painted in 1999

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Symi

House in Pedi by David Pike

Symi, also transliterated as Syme or Simi (GreekΣύμη), is a Greek island and municipality. It is mountainous and includes the harbor town of Symi and its adjacent upper town Ano Symi, as well as several smaller localities, beaches, and areas of significance in history and mythology. Symi is part of the Rhodes regional unit.[2]

The economy of Symi was traditionally based on the shipbuilding and sponge industries. The population grew to 22,500 in that period.[3] Symi’s main industry is now tourism,[4] and its permanent population has declined to 2,500, with a larger population during the summer.[5]

The island is famous for its shrimps.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symi

Geography

Geographically, Symi is part of the Dodecaneseisland chain, located about 41 kilometres (25 miles) north-northwest of Rhodes (and 425 km (264 mi) from Piraeus, the port of Athens), with 58.1 square kilometres (22.4 sq mi) of mountainous terrain. Its nearest land neighbors are the Datça and Bozburun peninsulas of Muğla Province in Turkey. Small valleys, inland and rocky cliffs, beaches, and isolated coves on the coast Main town, located on the northeast coast,

Pedi

is also named Symi and consists of the lower town around the harbour, typically referred to as Yialos, and the upper town is called Horio or Ano Symi. Other inhabited localities are Pedi, Nimborio, Marathounda and Panormitis. Is the location of the island’s famous monastery visited by people from all over the world. The Greeks pay homage to St Michael of Panormitis each year. The island has 2,580 inhabitants, mostly engaged in tourism, fishing, and trade. Tourist season lasts from Easter to November.

Tourists increse the population to 6000.[6] In addition to its many historical sites, the island’s isolated beaches, many reachable only with small boats, are popular with tourists. The Municipality of Sými includes the uninhabited offshore islets of Gialesíno, Diavátes, Kouloúndros, Marmarás, Nímos, Sesklío, and Chondrós. Its total land area is 65.754 square kilometres (25.388 sq mi)

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