|The view from above - looking from the bend in the Kali Strata, across to the clock tower in Yialos and Harani. Note the large sailing yacht moored stern-to on the quay. There are lots more yachts coming in every day.|
|The best dolmades are made with tender young vine leaves, picked before they wilt in the heat of the day.|
|The view from the Symi Visitor Accommodation office at 9 this morning. There was a lot more yachting activity in the harbour than we have seen in a long time.|
More places are opening up every day. Hatzipetros supermarket opposite Symi Flower and the Cultural Centre in Yialos has reopened in its beautiful newly renovated premises, complete with polished stone floors and gleaming new fridges and fittings. The staff were busy, unpacking boxes when I went past this morning. Most shops on Symi are small family businesses, not part of big chains, so each shop is unique and the staff are usually family members, making for a friendly shopping experience, all part of the reason why so many people come back to Symi for their holidays year after year.
As part of the exhibition there is also a free film show, Chico and Rita, on at the same venue tomorrow evening, 26 April.
Have a good week.