Late Summer Sun

It is a warm sunny September day on Symi. The ‘Proteus’ is just chugging out of Yialos as the ‘Symi II’ toots her arrival. The ‘Symi’ day trip boat is stern-to at the clock tower and the ‘Nikolaos’ is berthed outside the Katerinettes. A light breeze is riffling the water. There has been a major influx of visitors in recent days, a happy combination of first time and regular visitors to Symi, all enjoying the late summer sun. The water taxis and beaches are busy and the pavement cafes around the harbour bustling.

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service forecasting a slight drop in temperatures across the whole of Greece with the possibility of occasional thunder showers over the next couple of days. This is quite common in September on Symi and seldom results in more than distant lightning and a short sprinkling of raindrops. At present the midday temperatures on Symi are still in the high thirties, a lot warmer than is usual for this time of year, so a drop to 32 degrees centigrade would be quite welcome. With two big weddings, one Greek, the other Dutch, taking place at Agia Marina this Saturday there are a lot of people keeping a close eye on the weather at the moment. September and June are the two most popular times for weddings on Symi.

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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