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

The anchorages on Symi:

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

    Utopia

    From €16,200/week
    4 cabins
    54 ft
    Lagoon
    8 guests
    Built: 2024

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    FANCY

    From €115,000/week
    4 cabins
    107 ft
    Nautor Swan
    9 guests
    Built: 2023
    40 Litres/Hr

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    11 reviews
    Jacuzzi

    ALEXANDRA II

    From €30,500/week
    4 cabins
    67 ft
    Fountaine Pajot
    8 guests
    Built: 2022
    30 Litres/Hr

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    LAKOUPETI

    From €15,000/week
    2 cabins
    53 ft
    Pershing
    4 guests
    Refit: 2017
    370 Litres/Hr

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    STEPHANIE

    From €35,500/week
    4 cabins
    66 ft
    Fountaine Pajot
    8 guests
    Built: 2024
    40 Litres/Hr

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    Jacuzzi

    ELLY

    From €43,000/week
    4 cabins
    67 ft
    Fountaine Pajot
    8 guests
    Built: 2023
    140 Litres/Hr

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    AURELIA

    From €22,000/week
    5 cabins
    55 ft
    Lagoon
    10 guests
    Built: 2024
    27 Litres/Hr

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    4 reviews

    DADDY’S HOBBY

    From €16,600/week
    4 cabins
    56 ft
    Lagoon
    8 guests
    Built: 2014
    30 Litres/Hr

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    Jetskis: 3
    Jacuzzi

    PEGASUS

    From €250,000/week
    6 cabins
    173 ft
    Feadship
    12 guests
    Refit: 2009
    390 Litres/Hr

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    Jetskis: 2
    Jacuzzi

    ALALYA

    From €160,000/week
    6 cabins
    155 ft
    ISA, RODRIGUEZ GROUP ITALY
    12 guests
    Refit: 2020

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    WINDWEAVER OF PENNINGTON

    From €26,000/week
    3 cabins
    84 ft
    Custom
    8 guests
    Refit: 2016
    15 Litres/Hr

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    40 reviews
    Jacuzzi

    AETHER

    From €30,500/week
    4 cabins
    67 ft
    Fountaine Pajot
    8 guests
    Built: 2018
    30 Litres/Hr

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    SERENITY 70

    From €10,150/week
    3 cabins
    67 ft
    MURAL SHIPYARDS
    6 guests
    Refit: 2019
    45 Litres/Hr

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    EL PETAS

    From €28,000/week
    3 cabins
    56 ft
    Ferretti
    6 guests
    Built: 2022
    350 Litres/Hr

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    35 reviews

    MADININA

    From €16,000/week
    4 cabins
    52 ft
    Lagoon
    8 guests
    Built: 2021
    20 Litres/Hr

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