of Symi Island
In Greek mythology, Symi is reputed to be the birthplace of the Charites and to take its name from the nymph Syme (in antiquity the island was known as Aigli and Metapontis).
The island, along with the rest of the Dodecanese, changed hands several times in the 20th century: in 1912 the Dodecanese declared independence from the Ottomans as the Federation of the Dodecanese Islands, though they were almost immediately occupied by Italy.
The island was formally ceded to Italy in 1923, and on 12 October 1943 it was occupied by the Nazis. At the end of World War II, the surrender of German forces in the region took place on Symi to the British and the island was subject to three years of occupation by them as a result. Symi was finally rejoined with Greece in 1948.
The island has become a haven for tourists from abroad. The influx of tourists has led to the restoration of a great number of homes (many of which were destroyed during World War II).
Likewise, Christina Residence is a building that has remained in perfect shape for many years now. It used to accomodate part of the port authority, and ages even way back during the Italian takeover of the island.
Now the house remains in our hands, and we take care of it with utmost respect and love for the island. We hope that we can transfer you the serenity and the chill vibes the house has plenty of.
Our beautiful residence is located directly on the seafront of Symi’s port. For example, it provides access to most of the boats that travel between Rhodes or Marmaris. There are a lot of smaller boats as well that tour around the island’s most famous beaches for you to spend your day at (St. George, St.Marina e.t.c).
There is plenty of cafes’ and restaurants around the area during the summer season, which all pleasantly adhere to the beautiful and calm scenery Symi can offer.
You will definitely enjoy your stay in probably one of the biggest houses in the island, with probably the best balcony view to offer!
Enjoy your stay with us and have an excellent time in Symi!