October Postcards from Symi

Katerinettes, the building where the VE Day Peace Treaty was signed on Symi.
The cafes are still open but many of the tourist shops are closed now for the season. The last of the Olympic Holidays tourists have gone now but there are still some day trippers left and a few last lingering independent travellers. 

Harani and Mouragio (Yialos) as seen from the corner of the Kali Strata in the early morning sunshine.  Very few yachts and gulets come in at this time of the year and if they do they are more likely to anchor round in Pedi bay.

Still no rain in sight.
According to the long range forecast the drought may break next week but we have heard these promises before.

A little fishing boat nips under the bows of the Proteus.
The water taxis in the foreground are packing up now for the winter.

The abnormally warm weather is confusing the indigenous plants.
This wild thyme is flowering as though it is May.

A tiny local boat returning to Yialos in the early morning, probably after checking fish traps set out the previous night.

One of the larger fishing boats heading out.  

Looking across the harbour from the clock tower towards the Kali Strata.
Lots of houses are shuttered up for the winter now. That brightly coloured ship is the Rumanian coastguard who are currently on Frontex duty in our part of the Aegean.

Have a good weekend.


Anonymous –   – (Sunday, October 21, 2012)  

Thanks for charing these glimpses of a quiet Symi morning. One of the photos got special attention of course...

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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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