Neck and neck with Chios (I'll post those pics next), this little-known Greek island, Symi, was perhaps my very favorite. Apart from its mention in the Iliad, it's a hidden gem, not yet ruined by large tourist crowds. If there's ever a not-to-miss island, I think we've stumbled upon it.
Here's the view pulling up from the ship. This is the thing about Symi - everywhere you look is as picture-perfect as this gorgeous setting behind us. Every single inch of the island is like a sun-drenched film set in the Dodecanese.
We left our hearts in Symi! If you're ever in Greece or Turkey (just a hop across an Aegean puddle is the Anatolia coast), be sure to catch a ferry to our little film set island, Symi.