|The Dodecanese Express catamaran rode out Wednesday's northerly gale securely tied up in Yialos, Symi.|
|The north wind cleared the air and suddenly we could see the mountains of Asia Minor once more.|
|Clear blue and chilly - it is about 13 degrees today but much colder in the shade.|
|An unusual sight - a toad on the road in Chorio.|
|This is about as far as the commercial exploitation of Valentine's Day goes on Symi - some cuddly toys at the flower shop.|
|The agricultural shop next to the town hall looks very spring-like at the moment and those are some florishing Kos lettuce seedlings on the stand on the left.|
Here in Greece it is the run up to Lent and yesterday the traditional Tsiknopempti (Smokey Thursday) street party took place in the square in Chorio. In recent years it has been cancelled or rescheduled due to bad weather but this year it all worked out perfectly. The children (and a few old grown ups too) got to show off their fancy dress. The live music was a hit and it didn't rain on the BBQ so everyone was happy. To see some photographs taken by Susan Grzebisz, one of our Symi Visitor Accommodation team, please go to our Out and About page.
We are still working winter hours and as our office is having some essential work done that involves a fair amount of jack-hammering, please don't panic if we don't answer the telephone. The easiest way to contact us to book your summer holidays is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.
Have a good weekend.