Temperatures are rising as Greece heads into a heatwave. The whole country can expect sultry weather over the next few days, with possible thunderstorms and downpours over the mainland. Part of Thessalonica is still without power after the lines where knocked out by a storm yesterday. This morning Nimos was draped with low cloud and thunderheads are building over the Turkish coast. Windy weather around Force 6 on the Beaufort Scale is expected in the Aegean and Dodecanese for the next few days, combined with high temperatures, so there is a forest fire warning.

The Aegli has just come over from Rhodes and will resume its scheduled service, much to everyone’s relief. That extra hour can make all the difference between being able to make the Diagoras airport in good time and having to leave Symi the night before.

We are all getting used to the new bus but it is a bit alarming having something that size trundling up and down and round and round from 8 a.m to 10 p.m and there have been a few close calls already as it is that bit longer and fatter than the old bus for round the harbour manoeuvres and tight bends.

Have a peaceful weekend.


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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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