Sunny Spells

It is that time of the year in Greece when it is warmer outside than in, during the day at any rate. It always takes a while for the spring thaw to penetrate the thick stone walls of Symi’s old neo-classical houses. The island is gently steaming in the sun as Symi slowly dries out. More showery weather is forecast for the rest of the week but the sunny spells outweigh the wet ones and everyone is hard at work, preparing for Easter and the forthcoming season.

Here is a view of Chorio from the bus stop at the windmills. It is interesting to see how the ruins are being rebuilt and restored and red roofs are creeping across areas that were only recently quite derelict. The part of Chorio in the centre of the picture is one of the oldest areas of habitation on the island and many of the houses have medieval or even older foundations. New visitors to Symi are often astonished by the number of churches and even in this photograph it is possible to see at least three.
Have a good week. I am off to play in my garden!


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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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