A Typical Symi Monday Morning in July

The same globe artichoke as in Friday's blog, photographed a day later.

Bumping suitcases down the Kali Strata - not something that is likely to happen to you if you book with Symi Visitor Accommodation as we arrange transport for our guests when needed.

Today's taverna cat, disturbed having a nap on an upturned chair.

The view from Symi Visitor Accommodation at 8 a.m., after the Dodecanese Seaways catamaran left for Rhodes.

An hour or so later, supplies being dropped off for Pachos Kafeneion, the traditional Greek coffee shop below our office.

Sorting out anchors.

Mavrovouni, the hill above the town square in Yialos. Spiti Grand Helene is the house with the red door and the bougainvillea.  Villa Iris is immediately behind, partially masked by wires, with the unusual arched cornices above the windows.

A mobile above the Vapori bar in one of the lanes at the foot of the Kali Strata.

A pizza oven ablaze for the lunchtime visitors.

The Diagoras, in her usual berth for the summer.

You can buy all your holiday needs on Symi.  In the summerSymi offers a wide shopping experience to suit every budget, from cheap and cheerful on the waterfront to exclusive boutiques in the lanes.

A charming cafe in the lanes near our office.
Have a good week!



Cinema under the Stars

You are invited to join the Symi Gallery at 9 p.m on Sunday 20 July for a free screening of Politiki Kouzina (A Touch of Spice), a heart-warming film about a Greek family in Istanbul.  The venue is the Mandeio CafĂ©-Bar adjoining the main car park in Chorio.

Come and enjoy cinema under the stars.


About this Blog

I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 16 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

Adriana Shum

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