Pedi, Symi, in August

Early morning light in the Pedi Valley.

Figs, ripe for the picking.

Misty morning. Yachts at anchor in Pedi Bay.

Oleanders, rosemary and kermes oaks.

Late summer is a season of golden light and purple shadows, opalescent seas and ripening fruit. Plants start to grow again as the temperatures drop back into the thirties and even though the first rains are still weeks away, a new greenness paints the gardens and terraces with optimism.

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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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