A Welcome Drink

Late on Saturday night the first tentative raindrops began to fall and Symi was treated to nearly 12 hours of gentle soaking rain – a welcome drink for an island that last had rain on 27 February. The rain was followed by a chilly north-westerly breeze so the air is very clear and visibility excellent this morning. The wild flowers have perked up and the oaks and olives look newly washed and very green.

Webcam watchers will have noticed an increasing number of yachts in Yialos as charter flotillas leave their winter quarters and head for their summer bases and cruising yachts emerge from their comfortable berths in marinas along the Turkish coast and start the summer cruising season. Sailing conditions alternate between becalmed and brisk at this time of the year, often with very brief transitions from the one to the other. Today definitely falls into the brisk category and anyone trying to head north from Symi today is in for a wet ride. Round in Harani the crews of the Poseidon and Triton excursion boats are hard at work, painting their boats for the summer and the area is humming with activity as the various waterfront businesses prepare for the forthcoming tourist season.

The whole of Greece will experience unsettled weather for the rest of the week, with thundershowers and squally conditions in the Ionian, the mainland and northern Aegean. Symi should, however, remain dry with occasional cloudy spells and some windy days. Temperatures should creep back up into the low twenties mid week but will be cooler in the wind.

Have a good week.


Unknown  – (Monday, April 12, 2010)  

A very beautiful view of Symi in the picture of your site.Seems to me like quite a blissful island.I hope to visit this place beauty and tranquility in the future.No wonder that this is tourist spot.Compliments by Pay Per Click Services

Richard  – (Friday, April 16, 2010)  

I see on MarineTraffic this morning that the Symi has finally nudged her way out of the Football Ground harbour after many months of inactivity. Hurray!! Let's hope that she survives the experience.

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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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