Freshly Washed

The little island of Symi is gleaming brightly, freshly washed after several days of heavy rain, thunder showers and squalls.  A luminous green haze of new vegetation tinges the hillsides and terraces and the moss and ferns are reviving from the summer drought.  Symi received over 40 millimetres of rain in the recent bout of wet weather and it certainly shows.  This weekend the Pedi valley will be humming with rotavators as everyone takes advantage of the freshly softened earth before the next bout of showery weather moves in on Sunday.

Here are some photographs of Symi in her autumnal colours for you to enjoy.

The windmills of Chorio catching the late afternoon sun.

Looking across Yialos from the sunny side towards the Kastro and the Kali Strata.  The hill in the far background is actually the Vigla, Symi's highest point at 700 metres.

Sponge sellers and tourists along the waterfront in Yialos.  
This is definitely the sunny side at this time of the year.

The pediment of this building in Yialos was part of the cover of an old Symi guide book 
written by J. Farmakides.  Now out of print this was a very interesting and 
informative book and worth looking out for.

If you look carefully there is a face under the balcony, partially masked by the light fitting.

Have a good weekend.


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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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