>> Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – life on Symi in September, October ferry schedules, September weather, Symi shopping
|The path to old Drakos in the Pedi Valley - overgrown with thistles but reasonably easy to find as one follows the wall.|
|We were last here 10 years ago, when the wall was capped and the sign put up. It doesn't look as though anyone has done anything to maintain it since then. That is a small goat perched on the wall on the left, beyond the squill.|
|Symi has no shortage of mysterious old walls and terraces and in many cases little is known about who built them or why. As you can see, this is an incredibly arid landscape with little soil to sustain agricultural activities.|
|This length of dry stone walling has collapsed along the path and the vegetation is taking over.|
|If you are on Symi now and are wondering why your eyes are itching and you are sneezing you may be allergic to tamarisk pollen. Tamarisk trees have very fine wispy flowers and produce clouds of very fine pollen.|
|The water taxis are busy, taking visitors and locals to the beaches. With temperatures in the mid to high twenties and the sea still pleasantly warm, a day with friends on one of Symi's picturesque beaches is an important part of any Symi holiday.|
|Yialos in the early morning light.|
Many of the boutiques in the harbour have clearance sales now as they will be closing in a week or two. If you want to buy designer beachwear with 50% discounts, now is the time.
The ferry schedule for October comes into effect at the end of the week. If you are planning on coming to Symi in October, it is a good idea to check Dodecanese Seaways and Blue Star Ferries when making your plans as overnight ferries from Rhodes to Symi come to an end after 1 October.
Have a good week.