As you arrive at the beautiful Symi’s harbor for the first time is like facing the painting of a Venetian village. The houses range from the harbor and climb to the top of the hill, where is the Castle of the Knights - the Upper Symi or Horio. Symi consists of two main settlements - Yalos which is the port and the Upper Symi or Horio which is the capital of the island. The ascent from the shore to Ano Simi is the Kali Strata road with 500 wide stairs of old and beautiful neoclassical houses stand right and left of the Kali. Upper Symi and Yalos are preserved settlements.