Rows of purple hills and blue mountains

Autumn came whisking through on Saturday, disrupting ferries with gusts up to 30 miles per hour and causing such a swell that Rhodes harbour was closed for several hours on Sunday morning as it was impossible for the ferries to dock. Suddenly the horizon has come back into focus - rows of purple hills and blue mountains edge a deep blue sea and neat triangles of white sails glide briskly past. The temperature has dropped several degrees as the cooler temperatures of Europe blow down from the Black Sea and everyone feels more awake. It is only about 25 degrees today with low humidity.

It will warm up again towards the end of the week with temperatures around 30-35 degrees but the evenings should remain cool from now on. There are no strong winds expected down here in the next few days although anyone heading for the central or northern Aegean can expect some blustery weather and the odd thundershower.

Have a good week.


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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 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.

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