Views, Views, Views

Looking from the top of the Kali Strata across the harbour towards Mavrovouni and Nimborio. The purple hills in the far distance are on the Datca peninsular in Turkey.

Irises in Pitini.  My little Nikon seems to be struggling a bit with the early morning sunshine on the clock tower and Harani.

Look at that blue.

Looking into the harbour from Pitini.  As you can see this forms a natural amphitheatre, lined with tiers of houses.  As the houses are closely packed and the terrain is so steep, very few houses have close vehicle access and most can only be reached by  network of steps and narrow contour paths between the houses.

From the same vantage point, looking across Nimborio bay to the small island of Nimos. The little white blob on the waterline is a small monastery, only accessible by boat and uninhabited except for its big name day celebrations on 23 August.

Walking into town from Pitini. That is Lemonitissa church with the red dome on the left and Lemonitissa apartment and studio are on the far side of the church.  

Orange blossom and morning glory in an old garden at the top of the Kali Strata.

White irises and whitewash.
It is another four day week - this time the holiday is Greek Independence Day on Friday.  Unfortunately it looks as though it may be a rainy day for the parade.  Looking at the long range forecast, today seems to be the calm before the storm as the weather is set to deteriorate from Tuesday night with increasingly strong winds followed by thunderstorms and rain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, only improving again on Sunday.  Of course, it may always pass to the north or to the south of us as often happens at this time of the year.

I took a different route on my walk to work this morning, coming down the ramp towards the high school and then branching off onto the narrow old vehicle road that passes Charitomeni restaurant and zigzags down the hillside, popping out near the fuel station on the motor road to Chorio.  I hope you enjoy the views.  I will have more to share with you on Thursday as the Symi Visitor Accommodation office is closed on Friday for the holiday.

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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