Best Beaches to Visit on the Island of Symi
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When gazing at pictures of Symi, it is easy to think that you are looking at a painting and not an actual photograph – Symi is just that colorful and picturesque. This is a peaceful island that is considered to be a bit off the beaten track, but that doesn’t mean that once you get here you’ll be lacking for things to do. All the fun things that make up a Greek island escape are present here such as great food, nightlife, and shopping. The beaches, however, are a particular highlight! Here’s an overview of some of the best beaches to visit while you’re on the Greek island of Symi:
Saint Nicholas Beach
This is one of the most popular beaches on Symi because of its lively atmosphere and gentle beauty. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sun and warm Aegean water here. It has a bustling atmosphere here, as well, because of the beachside tavernas and cafes. However, this beach is still family friendly, which means that your children will also have a good time here. There is also plenty of natural shade located by the trees if you don’t want the hassle of renting a sun bed with an umbrella.
Marathounda Beach is also a popular choice for tourists and locals alike. It is also fairly isolated and can be accessed either by foot or by boat. This it the perfect beach for those who want to spend some quiet time in a beautiful setting. Despite its solitary feel, however, this beach is also great for families. Just be sure to bring plenty of food and water and if you take the boat, don’t miss the last one back or else you’ll need to spend the night!
The beach at Nanaou Bay is also fairly solitary and can only be reached by foot or by boat. In fact, it is such a long walk that most people don’t arrive by foot – they take a boat. This tends to keep the crowds on the small side since there are much more convenient beaches on the island. With that being said, this beach is also well worth the visit because of the gorgeous scenery thanks to the nearby cliffs! The fact that the beach is on a bay also makes the water fairly gentle.
If you want to enjoy a beach that is fairly quiet but also has plenty of nearby cafes and tavernas, Pedi Bay is it! You can access this beach by foot, bus, or even by water taxi depending on where you’re coming from. There are also plenty of sun beds to rent. If you decide to walk, you should start in Chorio. In fact, if you know that you want to spend a lot of time on the beaches at Pedi Bay, you may want to consider staying here!
Symi is filled with plenty of beautiful beaches such as these. You can spend your whole visit going from one beach to the other and never run out of things to do!
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