The 10 Best Things to Do in Gialos, Greece

December 16, 2017 Randal Brittian

Discover the best top things to do in Gialos, Greece including Kali Strata, Tsati Bar, Vapori Bar, Marathounda Beach, St Nicholas Beach, Talea FX, Ev Zin Wellbeing Centre, Nanou Beach, Jimmys Moto Rentals, Panormitis Monastery.
Restaurants in Gialos

1. Kali Strata

85600, Greece
Excellent
72%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Kali Strata

Reviewed By griffithcelf - Manchester, United Kingdom

Thirteen minutes from bottom to the top in a heat-wave with frequent stops for photos of the superb views and fascinating doors to the many fine buildings. Nearly at the top, the Olive Tree Cafe claims to be at step 372 and we thought it was closer to 400 to Lefteris' bar. Either of these fine establishments will provide you with much needed liquid refreshment. Be careful on the way down, even if you are sober. Some of the marble step edges are highly polished and others are chipped. See if you can spot where generations of the locals have engraved pictures of sailing ships into the step edges.
If the full climb is too daunting, you can take the little yellow bus up to the windmills and then walk along the lanes to find the Kali Strata. You should come out at George and Marina's taverna, which is well worth visiting.

2. Tsati Bar

Harani | Symi, Gialos 856 00, Greece +30 697 562 1477
Excellent
58%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 80 reviews

Tsati Bar

Cocktail lounge bar...

Reviewed By Annickhelsen1 - Nijlen, Belgium

Great view but arrogant service. You don't sit where you want....you don't drink what you want....you have to do what the owner sais.....pity. Very expensive !

3. Vapori Bar

Gialos, Greece
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Vapori Bar

Reviewed By laurentle2 - Eindhoven

Vapori is a place not to miss if you are one night in Symi. I wanted to celebrate my birthday with our group and got the tip to go there. I had to prepare a play list, which was played later in the evening. The Mojitos and Whisky Colas were as they should be, for a very good price. The place was crowdy , a lot of people sitting in the narrow street from 23:00. Good DJ , the owner enjoys serving shot ,a great evening.

4. Marathounda Beach

Main Road to Panorimitis, Greece
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

Marathounda Beach

Reviewed By gmbklm - london

The nearer Beaches to town didn't look very appealing, but pebbled Namo and Marathounda were nice, and much quieter. Marathounda had a particularly good taverna, for fish, shrimps, octopus, goat, salads etc.

5. St Nicholas Beach

Greece
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

St Nicholas Beach

Reviewed By Skipper6060 - Southminster, United Kingdom

Fantastic beach for snorkeling .get there early as very popular beach with water taxis from both symi and pedi turning up every hour.the taverna is good and reasonable prices for a captive audience.you can walk it from pedi to st bucks takes about half hour though the steps down to the beach are steep

6. Talea FX

Akti Pavlou, Gialos 856 00, Greece +30 2246 071302
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Talea FX

TALEA FX staff primary pleasure is to source the "suitably unusual". We expand into interior consulting, though we cannot call ourselves designers or decorators. We provide clients with an extension of our own vision rather than serving up outré schemes based on the latest fashions, zigzagging across the Mediterranean area in search of unique treasures. Precious artifacts from around the world Authentic handmade Greek leather sandals by Olgianna Melissinos special edition for Talea Fx Symi. Morocco Handira vintage wedding blankets and cushions, bright colors leather pouffs, leather babouches. Uzbekistan suzani, Samarkand lakai embroidey textiles, Iroki embroidered caps and bags. Afghan vintage jewerly.

Reviewed By angieslist - usa

Talea is a very classy store with a unique and well-curated selection. They have hand made gifts from Uzbekistan, Morrocco and many other counties. But what makes their collection special is that the owners travel in the winters selecting and buying the products personally. Must...MoreThank you so much, we are glad you liked it. We like to travel, to look for pretty pieces worldwide, but we are so happy to find people who appreciate this. Hope to see you again!

7. Ev Zin Wellbeing Centre

Yoga Pilates And Massages, Gialos 85600, Greece +30 698 054 6268
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Ev Zin Wellbeing Centre

Reviewed By annadev - Vancouver

I took a yoga class here in June 2016, and wish I could have made it to more classes. This year, I hope! I've also had a massage, and it was excellent. As well, the centre put me in touch with an excellent sports injury therapist, Charlie Cash, who is located in Rhodes, but comes to the Wellness Centre from time to time. The atmosphere at the Centre is calming and peaceful.

8. Nanou Beach

Greece
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Nanou Beach

Reviewed By George T - Agii Apostoli, Chania, Crete

The colours of this beach and all the landscape were very beautiful! The boat to go there were not so expensive as boat trips in other places in the world. The beach was not so clean so we didn't swim much time.

9. Jimmys Moto Rentals

Akti Pavlou, Gialos 856 00, Greece +30 2246 072110
Excellent
60%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
20%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Jimmys Moto Rentals

Welcome to Jimmys Moto Rental Touring the island by scooter is a popular choice for holiday makers. Economical, easy to park and capable of navigating most of Symi’s terrain. The summer time in Symi on two wheels can be great fun. renting a scooter, gives you the opportunity to ride through some of the world’s most fascinating places as part of a holiday experience that you will never forget !!!

Reviewed By 740aline - Beirut, Lebanon

we have had the worst service of this people. We have rented for couple for two hours but paid for them the whole day as they asked. At the end of the day they have charged us additional petrol although we used the scouter for 1 and 1/2 hrs and they were both the lady and her husband aggressive with my husband and his friend.

10. Panormitis Monastery

Greece +30 2246 071506
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 713 reviews

Panormitis Monastery

Reviewed By Yavuz M - Mugla, Turkey

Abt 45 min. drive to the south of the main town by a winding asphalt road climbing up on a hill. The Venetian style monastery is built in 18th century. It is believed that the Archangel Michael was the protector of sailors. The impressive silver icon of Archangel must be seen in the monastery. There are a row of cells in the monastery area where the monks live. November 8th is the celebtating date of Saint and many tourists and pilgrims visit the monastery. There is also a nice, quiet beach nearby the monastery. Note that taking photos is forbidden inside the monastery

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