Exploring the Island






It is a bright sunny day on the small island of Symi in a quiet corner of the Dodecanese.  A perfect autumn day for a party of 156 French visitors to spend exploring the island.  Organised by Accomplish Conference and Events Specialists of Rhodes in collaboration with Symi VisitorAccommodation, the group arrived on the Dodecanese Seaways catamaran at 9.30 this morning, collected the fleet of hire cars and bikes from Glaros Rent-a-Moto, Katsaras Rent-a-Moto, Symi Tours and Jimmy’s Rent a Moto and Kyriakos of Rhodes and set off to explore the island.  To avoid congestion in the harbour and facilitate collection, most of the hire vehicles and bikes were parked in the town square in front of festival stage.  Lunch will be at the Nireus Hotel by the clock tower and they will all go back to Rhodes on the Dodecanese Seaways this afternoon.  We hope that they enjoy Symi so much that they decide to come back again, for a longer stay next time.  For more photographs please see the Out andAbout page.

We are all waiting to find out when the schedule for the new Dodecanese Seaways car ferry comes into operation.  I should imagine that the hit counter on their website is showing above average interest.


The weather remains exceptionally warm and calm for the time of year. Light showers are forecast for Sunday but temperatures will remain around 30 degrees at midday and evenings are mild. 

Have a good weekend.

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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