|Forget chocolate eggs. Greek children receive beautifully decorated candles for the Easter processions.|
|The olive trees are now in full bloom and humming with bees.|
|The iconic oak at Lieni, bursting with spring finery. Large trees are very rare in this climate and it can take centuries for an oak such as this one to achieve this size.|
|Cute cats hanging out above Chrysalis, one of Symi's many interesting boutiques. This one is not open yet as there aren't enough people around but it will be in a few weeks.|
|The butcher at the bottom of the Kali Strata has gone for a striking facelift this year.|
|This ornate mansion on the Kali Strata has one of the most interesting facades, with faces, fluted drapes, niches and other details. I wonder what the merchant who built it had in those niches. Statuettes? Plants?|
We had some rain showers in the early hours of this morning and more rain is forecast for tonight and tomorrow. The weather should clear for Sunday, in time for all the spit roasts and garden parties, not to mention the burning of the effigy of Judas in the harbour on Sunday afternoon. Our office will be closed for Easter Monday so my next blog will be on Tuesday.
All of us at Symi Visitor Accommodation and the Sunflower Laundry wish you a very happy and blessed Easter.