Yellow Freesias

Spring is struggling to put in an appearance on Symi this week as strong winds alternate with grey calms and the temperatures are still fighting to rise above 20 degrees. Muddy patters of rain turn cars from white to dusty pink and the horizon has disappeared in the humid haze that southerly winds always bring to this part of Greece in March and April. Regular Symi Visitor Accommodation webcam viewers will have noticed the rise and fall of the sea level in Symi harbour as cars splash through the floods outside Pachos whenever the barometer drops.

As the new tourist season approaches the ferry service is improving and the Proteus comes back into service today in addition to the Symi II. Dodecanese Seaways has slotted in another trip to Symi midweek so it is now possible for visitors to Rhodes to come over to Symi for the day on a Wednesday in March. The ferry schedules for April, however, still have not been announced and at present the ANES schedule only covers the Easter long weekend.

Down in Pedi work has ceased on the marina, due to the inevitable cash flow problems caused by the economic crisis. Fortunately the work men tidied up before they left so that side of Pedi is actually in better shape than this time last year and the concrete road along the front towards Agia Marina is no longer awkward to navigate. Today’s photograph shows Alla and George Hadzipetros’ delightful cottage garden just beyond the Pedi Katoi and Pedi Anoi. The massed yellow freesias smell wonderful.

Have a good weekend.



wendylowe2 –   – (Tuesday, March 09, 2010)  

we're visiting in May and anticipating doing lots of youknow how we can get hold of a local map please?

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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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