>> Friday, September 23, 2016 – first rain, life on Symi in September, Rhodes Old Town, September weather
|First rains - we woke up to a showery Tuesday with lots of thunderstorms hovering around but no serious downpours.|
|On Wednesday I went to Rhodes for the day and played tourist in the Old Town. This is the big mosque at the top of Socrates street, at the top end of the Old Town.|
|Looking down Socrates street towards the harbour. This is the main shopping street in the Old Town. Rhodes Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and behind the tourist tat there are some amazing old buildings.|
|Like this one, for example.|
|At the bottom, looking through a ruined church and an Old Town gate at a glimpse of the sea.|
|The view from the balcony of room 303 at the Hermes hotel in Mandraki.|
|The Italian Art Deco fish market in the Nea Agora, Mandraki.|
|Guardians of the gold - spotted inside the Nea Agora, Mandraki|
September on Symi is always the month for the island's many regular British, Scandinavian and German visitors and there are a lot of familiar faces around. It is a good month for those who aren't tied to school holidays and want to avoid the heat of high summer. We are still taking last minute bookings for late September and October so it looks as though this year Symi will be busier in October than it was in April and May. We have now also opened booking for 2017.
Have a good weekend.