>> Friday, August 5, 2016 – life on Symi in August 2016, Symi Yialos Summer Yachting, tourism on Symi
|Bunting at the Vapori bar in Yialos. If you haven't been to Symi before and are looking for the Kali Strata, look out for the bunting and you will find the start of the steps nearby.|
|This balcony is at the bend in the Kali Strata, just above the point where I stopped to take the photograph of the yachts, or lack of them, lying off Harani.|
|If he gets any fatter he'll fall through the bamboo!|
|Taverna cats posing sleepily in Chorio.|
|Ruins and restorations.|
The resort hotels in Rhodes are quite full, as we are seeing with the number of day trippers. This is mainly a spin off of the reallocation of all inclusive package holiday tourists from Turkish and Tunisian resorts to Rhodes. Unfortunately they don't benefit Symi much as they tend to arrive with packed lunches from the hotels and don't have much in the way of spending money to support Symi's economy but perhaps they will fall in love with Symi's charms and come back for a longer stay next time.
Have a good weekend.