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The Old Markets

Kali Strata, 856 00 Greece
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Updated 20/06/12


#3 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Symi
A listed monument sensitively converted to provide exclusive accommodation as a Boutique Hotel which has recently been expanded into a neighbouring Mansion House. Just ten charming rooms and suites. Daily champagne breakfast, air-conditioning, power showers, luxury bed linen, honesty bar and stunning harbour views from a private terrace. Dinner available to guests utilising fresh local ingredients.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Outdoor dining area
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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Finbarr R wrote a review Oct 2021
Greater London, United Kingdom22 contributions20 helpful votes
Having experienced a week in Symi and the Old Markets in 2017 we knew we would be back and we did for 2 weeks in September Sadly the owner, Andrew, was in hospital London but thankfully well on the way to recovery. We were met of the ferry by his young nephew Ben, who was an exceptional host throughout our stay. Charming, comfortable and clean rooms, very friendly staff, excellent breakfast on the terrace with a view looking down onto Symi harbour which converted into an honestly bar in the evening.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is a steep climb from the harbour to the Old Markets so not really suitable for those with...
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Teresa H wrote a review Oct 2021
Sutton, United Kingdom25 contributions1 helpful vote
We returned to The Old Markets recently following our amazing trip last year. Everything was jus as wonderful, It was a delight to reacquaint ourselves with Ben, our charming and helpful host, as well as the regular staff Mikey, Anniq Anna, and Aghura ?spelling) who all looked after us so well. We missed Anna from France who returned home early - hope your papa is recovering well Anna. We stayed in the Symi Suite, the most gorgeous room overlooking the harbour. Breakfasts on the terrace were delicious with top class service. Taking evening drinks with some of the other guests each day was a treat. Although The Old Markets is siyuted in the harbour it is tranquil, due to being about 100 steps up. One evening there was a drinks party with a tape recording from Andrew Davies, the owner. Andrew has been away from the island for a couple of years due to health problems. Wherever we went on the island people spoke so warmly and highly of Andrew so it was good to here his strong voice. We hope to return to The Old Markets again in 2022 and meet Andrew in person. Rest assured Andrew, Ben with his natural charm and innate kindness is taking good care of The Old Markets and your guests.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The Symi Suite is simply the best. For a smaller room I would opt for Nimos
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NataliyaSV wrote a review Oct 2021
Moscow, Russia8 contributions3 helpful votes
I'm an avid traveller but I haven't been to many places that would strike me with the natural charm of the settings, the impeccable quality of the accommodation and the easy-going, caring attitude of the staff. If you want to travel you Symi, you must absolutely stay at the Old Markets where rooms overlook the houses perched on the other side of the harbour, beds are comfy and breakfast are to die for. I wish I could come up with some constructive criticism but I really can't.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Diana M wrote a review Oct 2021
Russia8 contributions1 helpful vote
The Old Markets is an utterly lovely place in one of my favourite spots on earth. It’s hard to know which is more exquisite, the island or the hotel. Both are magical. I have so many happy memories from the terrace at the Old Markets - excellent breakfasts, generous evening drinks, sunsets overlooking the harbour, the staff always warm, gracious and extremely attentive. Then there are the rooms, each with their own particular charm and character, all decorated with the utmost elegance - an abundance of style, complete with ancient figurines and exquisite art. I have kept the little notes left by my pillow each evening as a memento of beautiful times. A huge thank you to Ben for looking after us so well. Truly a wonderful hotel, understated, refined, effortlessly elegant.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: There are a lot of steps in Symi. The staff will help you with your bags.
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Emily M wrote a review Sep 2021
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Although the room was stunning and the location picturesque, that wasn't even the best part of our stay at The Old Markets. The staff were so kind and accommodating, they really made our stay feel extra special. If you're considering visiting Symi, do yourself a favour and book here.
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Date of stay: September 2021
US$216 - US$595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceSouth AegeanDodecaneseSymi
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Markets
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Markets?
Nearby attractions include Symi War Memorial (0.2 km), Tsati Bar (0.4 km), and Windmills of Symi (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Markets?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Old Markets?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Markets?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Markets?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Zoe, Meet the Meat and more, and Taverna O Haris.
Is The Old Markets located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Symi.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Old Markets?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Markets?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Windmills of Symi (0.5 km).
Does The Old Markets have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.