Out and About in Yialos, Symi

The dividing line between rural and urban is always a bit blurred on Symi, particularly in the winter.  This fine specimen of free range Greek poultry, complete with collection of Symi cats, was spotted in Symi harbour recently.  Let's hope he avoids the Christmas pot!  For more conventional Out and About photos of life in Symi during the winter have a look at http://www.symi-photos.com/

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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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