Symis port view is breathtaking: A neoclassical settlement of wonderful houses with colorful facades that is built on rocks.
But what about the hidden gems this island hides?
If you ever find yourself wondering at the mesmerizing island of Symi, you should be a part of the daily cruises with Maria Traditional Boat. Symi’s last handmade traditional boat will offer you a magical journey. Maria Traditional Boat leaves every day the neoclassical settlement and the colorful facades to provide you with an unforgettable experience!
This traditional boat, not only provides you with a simple tour around Symi’s magnificent beaches, but it offers you the opportunity to explore and indulge in the crystal clear waters of the island’s beaches while tasting delicious homemade traditional Greek food, drinks, and, of course, folk music to accompany your meal. One thing is certain: when the cruise comes to an end, what will stay in your memory and heart are the unparalleled beaches, the amazing Greek food, the politeness of the local people, and the impeccable manners of the crew that will be at your services at all times!
If you are up for this fascinating experience, all you have to do is book your seat! Maria Traditional Boat departs at 10.30 daily from the picturesque port of Symi.
See you onboard!
The departure from the picturesque port of Symi is at 10:30. Upon departure we offer coffee, water or tea with a handmade delicious pastry. At each stop the passenger has the opportunity to swim and enjoy the cool clear waters. At the third stop we offer handmade spinach pies and a glass of the famous Greek ouzo. The last stop serves buffet food – a full menu with traditional cuisine & BBQ – and of course juicy watermelon on our return to the port of Symi.
The traditional boat Maria runs once a day, sometimes in the north and sometimes in the south of the island so that the visitor can tour and discover every secret and non-secret beach of the island.
Maria Traditional Boat provides 2 tours around the island of Symi for you to explore and enjoy the crystal-clear blue waters while swimming and enjoying the island’s beauty.
The first excursion is in the northwestern part of Symi, with the steep crystal-clear beaches that stand out for their unique and wild beauty.
Beaches: Toli – Maroni – Fokospilia – Agios Aimilianos – Taviri
The second excursion is in the southern part of the island with its most famous beaches with crystal-clear blue waters that enchant you as soon as you approach the beaches.
Beaches: Agia Marina – Saint George – Nanou – Taviri
The traditional boat “Maria” departs from Yialos daily at 10.30 am. Our first stop is Toli Bay, in the northern part of the island. There, you can swim in the cool waters of the beach, and if you enjoy snorkeling, you will have the opportunity to explore its seabed. Also, if you are lucky, you may see sea turtles.
Agia marina Bay
Maria Traditional Boat departs from the port of Yalos daily at 10.30 a.m. to the rocky islet of Agia Marina with its namesake chapel. Around the islet, there is a sandy beach with crystal clear waters of unique beauty.
The second stop is Maroni Bay.
Maroni Bay is enchanting, and you can swim off the boat in the beautiful cristal-clear waters. Maroni is a picturesque pebble beach located northwest of Symi Island. Along the beach stretches a pine forest, ideal for those looking for relaxation and seclusion. Also, if you like snorkelling, you can explore its turquoise seabed and see colorful starfish.
Saint George Bay
On the eastern side of the island, you will find the beach of Agios Georgios with its unique beauty and crystal clear turquoise waters. The 300-meter vertical rock behind the pebbled unorganized beach of Agios Georgios is quite impressive. Underneath these huge rocks lies the chapel of Agios Georgios of Dysalona, as the locals call him. Its name comes from the steep and inaccessible rocks that take your breath away.
The third stop is the cave of Seal, the famous Seal Cave. The boat will anchor and you can swim inside the cave. There you will find a small beach with small and large colorful pebbles. The water inside and outside the cave is crystal clear and cool. It is definitely worth a visit inside, and the view will really enchant you!
Our third stop is the beach of Nanou with its emerald waters. It is a picturesque bay surrounded by cypressess, which spread over the rocks and reach down to the emerald water. There you will swim enjoying the emerald waters.
Agios Aimilianos Bay
The fourth stop is Agios Emilianos. Agios Emilianos is a very old chapel located at the edge of a narrow strip of land on a rock. Here, you have a longer stop of 2 1/2 hours. While the crew prepares with great love the grilled chicken and the Greek buffet with delicious, handmade food, you can relax, swim and visit the small chapel.
Our last stop is Taviri beach located on the northern islet of Symi. There, the island’s hospital hostesses – the friendly goats – will be waiting for you to enjoy some crisp, refreshing watermelon with them. You will also have the opportunity to swim in the colorful waters of the beach, enjoying nature and of course the tranquility that this beach offers.
Alternatively, we will anchor outside the church of the Ascension, enjoying its blue waters and beautiful small beach with a view of the endless blue.
Maria Traditional Boat
Enjoy the sea with a unique life experience that will make your holiday truly unforgettable!