It's All Happening on Symi

The peaceful pebbled yard of St John's church in Yialos.

Pedi bay is virtually empty these days now that the main holidays are over.

The only other pedestrian I saw on the Kali Strata this morning was a solitary calico cat.

Most of the neo-classical houses lining the amphitheatre harbour have balconies or terraces with views of Yialos. The television aerial on this one is an unusual touch as these days there are so few terrestrial channels available that most people have satellite dishes.

When the Stani ice cream man arrived on Symi a few years ago there was something of an aesthetic outcry but nowadays he is accepted as another quirky part of the Symi landscape.

There is a new photographic exhibition opening this evening at the Symi Dream Gallery from 5 p.m. onwards.  Everyone is welcome.  Please join us for a glass of wine.
Poster by Jordan Blakesley - Symi Art.  Based on a photograph by Ged Horton.
It's all happening on Symi at the moment.  Apart from the opening of the Travels with my Camera, an exhibition of photography by Ged Horton, the nail biting is over as the necessary funds have been raised through Kickstarter for the filming of The Judas Curse, a horror film to be shot in the back alleys and ruins of upper Chorio in October.  The screenplay is by local resident writer James Collins.  It is hoped that this film with its well known cast will bring the island some much needed publicity and revenue in these difficult times and also open up new opportunities for employment for the island's young people as it is intended that this will be the first film of many.  Many thanks to all of you who have contributed to this project.

Dodecanese Seaways have now put up their ferry schedule to 27 October which effectively takes us to the end of the season.  Sometimes I really do wonder where the months have gone!

Have a good week.


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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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