Postcards from Symi

Pedi Bay at 7 a.m.

Pedi Bay at 2 p.m.

Fallen leaves and dried bougainvillea on the Kali Strata.

Taking the shopping back to the yacht.

A traditional Maltese boat in Yialos.

The traditional tin smith in one of the back lanes of Yialos.

Hardware and a gift shop at the back of the town square in Yialos.

Looking across the Pedi valley towards the Milos area of Chorio. The terracotta building is part of the Taxiarchis Hotel.  The Little Blue House is one of the rental properties we have in that area.

Globe Artichoke.

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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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