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Symi

Symi is a charter location in Dodecanese Islands, a yacht charter area in Greece.

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Symi, which can also be spelled “Simi”, is an affluent, beautiful, and somewhat unique island located in the Dodecanese region of Greece. It’s not one of the biggest, not by a long stretch, but it’s still popular with tourists and once you step foot on the island and drink-in all that natural beauty you’ll understand why.

There is a lot to see and do on the island of Symi, but many of the sights and activities revolve around sponges. In the 19th century Symi became one of the biggest sellers of natural sponges in Greece, all of which were scavenged from the seabed by local divers. It was a dangerous business and it required a lot of nerve, thus earning these sponge-divers the respect of islanders across Greece.

The history of this profession can be seen and studied in all its glory in the local maritime and archeological museums, where you’ll also get to see some ancient sponges for yourself. You can also buy some of these sponges—picking up the perfect memento of your time on the island.

It’s worth noting, however, that this trade is not what it was and very few sponges are actually still harvested in and around Symi. Most of the ones you will find in the local shops have been imported and there are no divers trying their luck—in fact, there are actually very strict rules that prohibit diving around the island and there is also a distinct lack of diving schools and activities.

Still, those sponges and the sponge industry in general made this island what it is today (it became hugely rich and popular because of this trade) and you’ll be able to witness this history for yourself.

The main reason people visit Symi today is to enjoy some solitude, as the island has plenty of beaches, bars and other relaxing activities.

    Yachts available in Symi

    Aegeotissa II

    From €27,000/week
    10+ cabins
    131 ft
    Custom Gulet-Motor Sailor
    24 guests
    Refit: 2021-22
    200 Litres/Hr

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    6 reviews

    ELVIRA

    From €13,000/week
    5 cabins
    51 ft
    Lagoon
    10 guests
    Built: 2009
    20 Litres/Hr

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    PRINCESS MELDA

    From €110,000/week
    6 cabins
    137 ft
    Custom
    12 guests
    Built: 2022

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    10 reviews
    Jetski

    SUMMER FUN

    From €45,000/week
    6 cabins
    101 ft
    Admiral - It
    12 guests
    Refit: 2021
    600 Litres/Hr

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    15 reviews
    Scuba Onboard

    OMBRE BLU3

    From €35,000/week
    4 cabins
    68 ft
    Sunreef Yachts
    8 guests
    Built: 2010
    40 Litres/Hr

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    Jetskis: 2

    BONITA

    From €14,000/week
    2 cabins
    45 ft
    Azimut
    2 guests
    Built: 2017
    120 Litres/Hr

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    Jetskis: 2
    Jacuzzi

    BARENTS

    From €155,000/week
    6 cabins
    164 ft
    Benetti
    12 guests
    Refit: 2021
    500 Litres/Hr

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    29 reviews

    PI 2

    From €16,000/week
    5 cabins
    50 ft
    FOUNTAINE PAJOT
    10 guests
    Built: 2019
    20 Litres/Hr

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    Jetskis: 2
    Jacuzzi

    ITOTO

    From €200,000/week
    8 cabins
    200 ft
    .
    12 guests
    Refit: 2021
    600 Litres/Hr

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    Scuba Onboard

    ALMYRA II

    From €175,000/week
    5 cabins
    163 ft
    Perini Navi
    12 guests
    Refit: 2022
    190 Litres/Hr

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    Jetski

    MY WAY

    From €24,000/week
    4 cabins
    72 ft
    Ferretti
    8 guests
    Refit: 2022
    400 Litres/Hr

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    3 reviews
    Jetski
    Jacuzzi

    EFMARIA

    From €39,000/week
    5 cabins
    86 ft
    Falcon
    11 guests
    Refit: 2021
    590 Litres/Hr

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    PARIS A

    From €63,000/week
    5 cabins
    115 ft
    Majora
    12 guests
    Refit: 2013
    850 Litres/Hr

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    MEIN SCHATZ

    From €17,500/week
    5 cabins
    98 ft
    Custom
    10 guests
    Refit: 2013
    70 Litres/Hr

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    42 reviews
    Jetski

    PROJECT STEEL

    From €45,000/week
    5 cabins
    112 ft
    Bugari
    12 guests
    Refit: 2007/2014/2019/2020
    130 Litres/Hr

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