Symi


Wall Oven Steps, Symi

Symi

Amongst the Ruins

Symi was once one of the most prosperous of the Greek Islands. Decline in the traditional occupations of sponge fishing and boat building together with the annexation and occupation of the Dodecanese Islands resulted in severe depopulation. Many of the fine neo-classical buildings fell into decay and some are still in ruins. With income generated by tourism the population is again increasing and buildings are being restored.


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