Symi Magic


It is a breezy late summer’s day on Symi. While many parts of Greece and the Balkans have been experiencing heavy showers our small corner of the Dodecanese remains warm and sunny with only raggedy wisps of high cloud to tell us that autumn is on its way. The sunrise this morning was particularly striking today, truly a Homeric ‘rosy fingered dawn’. By the time I had stopped gawking and found my camera it was past but luckily the other Symi blogger, James Collins, was also up early and a bit more organised so you can see something of a Symi sunrise on his site. The long range forecast hints at a small possibility of a minute about of rain falling on Symi on Saturday night but as it is likely to evaporate as it hits the dust it is unlikely to spoil anyone’s party.


While the 2010 tourist season had a slow start, everyone is agreed that September is proceeding well with many new faces as well as regular visitors and high levels of occupancy. There was an expat cricket match on Sesklia on Sunday, photographs of which can be seen on Out and About. Please note the photographs were carefully vetted to avoid anyone exposing more flesh to the world at large than intended. After all, we all like to be flattered.


We are receiving a lot of last minute  accommodation enquiries for October, despite the fact that the ferry schedules for that month still have not been finalized, so there is still the chance to grab a little Symi magic before the winter sleep settles in.

Have a good week.

Regards,

Adriana

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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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