Spring Flowers Erupting.

Growing mushrooms is easy at this time of the year and good value - a straw bale prepared with mushroom spawn is only 10 euros from the agronomist in Yialos and provides a steady supply of fresh mushrooms for several weeks.

Spring flowers are erupting all over the Pedi Valley, spurred on by the warm weather and lengthening days.

The sports facility is looking increasingly splendid as the marble cladding is applied.  It is going to be quite an achievement for Symi when completed.  The local athletic and sports coaches are already looking forward to using this facility and it will be a boon for the young people on the island.

Site for proposed car park?  Great mounds of Symi stone are being dumped on the wasteland opposite the sports stadium.  Time will tell.

Carnival events and church announcements on the noticeboard in Chorio.  Social media may have their place but on Symi the old methods of public notices and announcements over the town tannoy system are still the most reliable.

Well, the pillar box red is still there, but the middle floor is a more reassuring traditional terracotta, much to everyone's relief.

It is overcast today and quite windy with the threat of rain.  Temperatures will remain mild, in the high teens, but the weather is forecast to be unsettled for the next week or so with sporadic thundershowers and rainy days.  

The summer ferry schedule for Dodecanese Seaways has now been released. There may be some changes but it looks very similar to last summer with few opportunities for locals to do day return trips to Symi without having to stay overnight but with a reasonably good selection of options for tourists on the most popular changeover days. We are all just waiting for Blue Star Ferries to announce their schedule for the summer.

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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