Panormitis Festival

After a calm weekend of starry skies, flurries of rain came rattling in during Sunday night. Shortly before daybreak a sustained rumbling sound, like aeroplanes immediately overhead, heralded the arrival of a violent storm. Our poor webcam on the Symi Visitor office terrace pirouetted so violently it snapped clean off its mounting and was hanging, suspended by its wires, when I arrived for work a couple of hours later.

Unfortunately it looks as though we are set for a week’s worth of unsettled and stormy weather and it may prove to be a wet Panormitis festival this year. A country-wide drop in temperatures is expected and many parts of Greece have had their first snowfall. Here on Symi temperatures should drop no lower than 14 degrees at night and be around 20 at midday as the rainy weather usually blows in from the south but northerly winds will prevail in the Aegean. At this stage no strong winds are forecast apart from the squalls associated with thunderstorms so the ferries for the Panormitis festival should not be affected.

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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