The Heart of Chorio

This is specially for Doctor Zambiko because he requested an `after' photograph of the Chorio clinic.
The street-facing upstairs façade has not been done yet due to the dangers of having an extension ladder out in the traffic.

Looking up the Kali Strata from the corner above the academic high school (gymnasium) where I often stop to photograph the yachts by the clock tower for this blog.  On this stretch you will find the Symi Dream shop, the Olive Tree café, various small boutiques, traditional cafes and tavernas, the village square and the heart of Chorio.

A grape vine flourishing in a courtyard on the Kali Strata.

The 'main drag'on the Kali Strata.  As you can see there are plenty of gentle slopes - it is not the perpendicular flights that are characteristic of the main harbour area.

It is very hot and humid on Symi at the moment.
 In this photograph taken from the balcony of Symi Visitor Accommodation at 9.30 this morning the Dodecanese Seaways catamaran is in the mist and that is only a distance of about 100 metres.

Symi has inspired another novel.  This time it is a thriller, MIDAS, by Dominic Ranger, better known to us all as Chris Lillicrap  Available at bookshops and also on line as an ebook to download on your ereader, MIDAS is like a Dan Brown but with a more plausible plot. 

Have a good week.


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About this Blog

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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