>> Monday, March 23, 2015 – 25 March Independence Day, Family holidays on Symi, red rain, Symi ferries, Symi weather in March.
|The goddess, Pallas Athena, looking down from a harbour rooftop. That is the dome of Lemonitissa church you can see in the background.|
|Fluffy clouds and Symi blues.|
|Wind-blown skies and a cold dark sea. The Nireus and Aliki hotels are still closed which is why there are no umbrellas to be seen along the quay. The Harani boatyard is still full. The Merchant House, Sofia's House, Villa Nicola and Villa Karnayo are all in this area adjoining the main harbour, Yialos.|
|Buoys bobbing in the harbour.|
|Friday morning's Blue Star Diagoras.|
|The Monday morning Dodecanese Seaways catamaran. The schedule does not fill out until April and even then there are a lot of gaps in the program. The online schedule is only available until 19 April, the weekend after Greek Easter.|
|A place in the sun. Cats making use of a well-wrapped quad bike near the high school as a sun lounger.|
|Someone thoughtfully gave this cat an old sleeping bag to snooze on.|
Wednesday is Greek Independence Day and also the Feast of the Annunciation so both a religious and a public holiday. Evangelismos church, the church on the headland in Harani that is dedicated to the Annunciation, is the main focus for the church festivities on Symi and on the holiday eve burning braziers are put along the ramp leading up the church. There is also a parade in the harbour on Wednesday morning. It is very much a family holiday and people usually get together for gyros after the parade as it is a fast-free day.
Have a good week.