See You Next Year!

On my way to work this morning I spotted this sign on the door of the clinic in Chorio, announcing that various medical specialists would be in attendance at the clinic tomorrow, Tuesday 26 November.  These peripatetic medical services are very important in the islands, particularly now that we no longer have the medical hydrofoil and the winter ferry service is so infrequent that it is very difficult for islanders to go to Rhodes for the day to see medical specialists.

Moss and weeds growing in the whitewash on the Kali Strata steps.

Symi is a curious mix of ruins and rebuilds, hi-tech and no-tech.  The pale yellow buildings with new red roofs are the Gymnasium, the academic high school. 

Symi has effectively closed for the winter. Only businesses that are essential to the local community are open now and those who worked long hours through the hot summer months are having a well-earned rest before embarking upon whatever work the winter has to offer.

Lean days ahead for taverna cats now that everyone has closed for the winter.  Time to hang about the fishing boats instead!

The view from my office balcony today.  It is another wild and blustery day with heavy rain forecast. 
This will be my last blog until February as I am off to South Africa this week on my annual visit to my family there.  In the meantime you can keep up with what is happening on Symi through our webcam and James Collins' daily diary on Symi Dream.  I know that I will certainly be keeping an eye on Symi that way!  You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  Thanks to the wonders of modern technology we are also able to answer your enquiries wherever we are so please do continue to email us.

Wishing you all a merry Christmas with your loved ones wherever you may be and I shall see you all again on Symi in the New Year.


Anonymous –   – (Tuesday, November 26, 2013)  

Dear Adriana,
Thank you so much for your beautiful pictures and posts. They allow me to stay in touch with Symi. Wishing you and you familiy a merry Christmas.
Kind regards.

Post a Comment

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.

Adriana Shum

Copyright (c) 2001-2017 Adriana Shum.

All Rights Reserved.

Keep in Touch with Symi