Open for Business

One of the two tavernas down in Pedi, now open for business.

Taverna cats are a feature of the Greek taverna dining experience, particularly if you are eating fish.

Wild greens in abundance for feeding chickens and rabbits.

The grass is already running to seed.  In a few weeks all this lush vegetation will be gone.

Chomp!  This pretty little goat is enjoying her breakfast of fresh daisies and thistles.

The wild flowers are reaching the end of their lifespan, flowering profusely with a view to making as much seed as possible before the plants shrivel and die in the summer heat.

The new herb and coffee shop that has opened on the Kali Strata, opposite the Symi Dream Shop.  If you want freshly ground Greek coffee to take home with you, this is the place to buy it.

An early megayacht.

The view from my window is starting to change.  Don't be fooled by that cloudy sky!
The weather has changed with southerly winds bringing sand, warmer temperatures, more sand and the sort of drizzle that leaves a fine dusty coating rather than moisture in its passing.  Temperatures are set for the mid to high twenties this week and in Crete it is expected to reach 30 degrees centigrade today.

The Easter rush has past and many visitors are heading for home once again.  Meanwhile preparations for the season continue with more shops opening up every day, not necessarily for business but to get things cleaned, painted and tidied up.  Windows and shutters need washing, walls painting and the damp of several months of rainy weather dried off and aired out.  The banks and the post office are busy after the 4 day break and the lanes reverberate with random bangs as children use up the last of their Easter arsenal.  The Panagia Skiadeni has just pulled in with day trippers from Rhodes and fresh supplies for the supermarkets.

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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