Symi also transliterated Syme or Simi is a Greek island and municipality and is part of the Dodecanese Group. It is mountainous and includes the harbor town of Symi and its adjacent upper town Ano Symi, as well as several smaller localities, beaches, and areas of significance in history and mythology.
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). In Homer's Iliad, the island is mentioned as the domain of King Nireus who fought in the Trojan War on the side of the Greeks.
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