>> Friday, August 14, 2015 – Greek crisis, life on Symi in August, megayachts, yachts and superyachts
|Some of the motor yachts at this time of the year are the size of small ferries.|
|This big blue yacht has been in Symi all week.|
|Thursday afternoon, looking down from the area of Charitomeni restaurant.|
|Early morning and there's that blue yacht again. The sun is just catching the monastery on Nimos, an island separated from Symi by a very narrow and shallow channel of water. Nimos is a barren place populated by flocks of goats.|
|The Panagia Skiadeni, our current daily connection between Symi and Rhodes. Look at those bougainvilleas among the houses behind.|
|Excursion boats, fishing boats, yacht tenders, yachts both sail and power - Yialos is a busy place in August.|
|Steps in Chorio. Look at how the ochre ones change direction.|
|A touch of the exotic - lantana on the Kali Strata|
The evenings are not as busy as they usually are for this time of the year and the tavernas and bars are quieter than usual, with fewer customers. There was traditional dancing in the town square in Yialos last night and there is a recital at the clock tower tonight. There will be the usual late night festivities at the Alethini on the Pedi road to celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin. Various posters are up around the town, advertising the different events.
We have been getting a lot of last minute enquiries for late August, September and October bookings so not everyone has been deterred by the hyperbole in the media regarding the situation in Kos and various other related Greek dramas. Please remember, sensationalism sells papers and draws television viewers. No one is going around interviewing happy holiday makers lying on the beach at Nanou or eating an elegant lunch at Agia Marina because that isn't exciting or dramatic and doesn't reinforce preconceived agendas. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about what life is really like on Symi right now.
Have a good weekend.