A Glorious Weekend

After a glorious weekend the drizzle crept in this morning and it has been dripping light mud rain all morning. As regular visitors to Symi will know this weather is typical in Greece during April and early May so we have been remarkably lucky thus far this year. This spell of unsettled weather is expected to clear around Thursday when a brisk north wind should blow it all away.
Symi harbour is humming with activity as the Proteus was chartered to bring hundreds of children over from Rhodes today on a school outing and the Symi is also in, berthed over by the clock tower. A lot of overnight visitors also came in on the Symi II last night and weather aside, Symi is becoming more like her usual summer persona with more shops opening every day. The Poseidon was full for the Saturday excursion to Datca.
Well known Greek male model Alexandros Parthenis was persuaded to do the honours for the Annual Symi Visitor Accommodation Iapetos Village Holiday Competition and the lucky winners are Mick Poulter and Nancy Cliff. They will be letting us know in due course when they want to take up their prize of a week’s accommodation at Iapetos Village on Symi.
Friday is VE Day, traditionally celebrated on Symi with a parade and wreath laying ceremonies at the war memorial as this is where the peace treaty was signed for the Dodecanese at the end of the Second World War.

Have a peaceful 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.

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