Discovering the beaches of Symi in the Dodecanese
You don’t need a car: there is only one road. Much better the boat: so you can reach all the beaches of Symi in the Dodecanese. Or you must feel like walking. And the prize will be a dip in the transparent sea. Symi is one of the smallest islands in the DodecaneseNorth of Rhodes and east of di Tilos And Nisyros. It is a small island but that does not mean it is not worth a visit. Indeed, it is a real find for those seeking tranquility and a relaxed life. Symi is a ‘rocky island and most of it is barren while on the eastern side they are unexpected pine forests. As we have said, it is not advisable to rent a car because the road network is almost nil. On the other hand, most of the beaches are accessible by boat and there are numerous hiking trails. And even if the beaches of Symi in the Dodecanese may not be many here is a list: and the advice is to see them all.
Among the beaches of Symi in the Dodecanese: a dip in the blue
The beach of Agios Georgios Disalonas is, according to many, one of the most beautiful beaches in this part ofAegean. It is a pebble beach with emerald waters located on the east side of the island. Its characteristic is that it is located right under an impressive vertical cliff three hundred meters high. The beach is accessible both via a hiking path from Pedi or, much more comfortably, by boat.
Agios Emilianos is a pebble beach with crystal clear waters located on the west side of the island. A stone’s throw from the sea you will find the white chapel of Agios Emilianos which obviously is the most photographed subject. The beach is only accessible by boat as well Agios Vasiliosanother pebble beach shaded by some cypresses, always on the western side of the island. It is a quiet and remote beach, ideal for those seeking tranquility and who love to enjoy the contrast between the rugged rocks and the transparent sea. Among other things, here you can see splendid sunsets.
Continuing our tour between the beaches of Symi in Dodecanese we come to Agios Nikolas, a sandy beach this time with blue waters and a beautiful crown of pine trees, on the east side of the island. The beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, for those who want comfort and also has a tavern. The beach is accessible both via a hiking path from Pedi either, as always with one of the boats that depart from the port. On the south side of the island it is located Marathounda, another pebble beach with colored water. It appears very isolated but in reality there is also a tavern here for a pleasant snack after swimming. A dip in the beach is also priceless Nanou, one of the most beautiful on the whole island. There are pebbles and the water has all the shades of blue that are opposed to seeing the pines that protect it behind. It is located on the southeastern side of Symi and here too you can eat comfortably.
Symi beaches in the Dodecanese: pine trees and taverns
Among the beaches of Symi in the Dodecanese, Niborius it is one of the most populated and popular although perhaps not the most beautiful. However, it is convenient because it is very close to the town of Gyalos, in a pebble bay with calm waters. Also to Nos there are the usual pebbles but there are also sunbeds And umbrellas in addition to the usual Tavern. The strong point of this beach is the panorama that extends all around the coast. We then come to Pedi, a large bay where one of Symi’s settlements is located. This stretch of coast offers a series of consecutive beaches that are also very popular with those who love it snorkeling. There are also some taverns nearby that are worth a visit: they specialize in fish and offer simple but exquisite dishes. From here there are also some boats that reach the other more isolated beaches of the island. Finally we conclude our little guide of the beaches of Symi in Dodecanese with that of Panormitis, a stretch of gravel beach with splendid water but above all with a wonderful environment around it. It is located on the south side of the island and is close to the Panormitis Monastery, a very revered place. Precisely for this reason, given the proximity of the monastery, nudism is prohibited.