“The influx on refugees into Greek Islands that lie off the Turkish coast is causing authorities increasing concern. The grateful refugees are mostly families that have fled terror and are generally peaceable and polite and present no behaviour problems to the Greek authorities.
On the island of Symi, near Rhodes, more than 4,000 imigrants have arrived in the past six months and many have been housed in buildings around the port”
Symi is a island and municipality. 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. Symi is part of the Rhodes regional unit.