>> Monday, January 23, 2017 – Glafkos hotel, January weather, life on Symi in the winter. winter weather, planting potatoes, Symi architecture, Symi Visitor Accommodation
|Rather a grey Monday on Symi but the little monastery over on Nimos was enjoying a spot of sunshine.|
|"Hello, is it me you're looking for?"|
|It has been a harsh winter so far and many of the palm trees in cold north-facing locations are looking distinctly unhappy. This one looks as though it is still undecided.|
|The view from Symi Visitor Accommodation this morning. As you can see, one of the fishing boats has just come in.|
|Now is the time to plant potatoes and Symi Flower has Spunta, the most popular seed potato cultivar in the region, in stock.|
One piece of good news coming out of Greece this week is that Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelous, has just been accredited as carbon neutral, the 25th airport in the EU to achieve this status. This means that all those solar panels surrounding the airport are doing their job and the airport has successfully reduced its environmental impact. Considering how hard Greece is struggling at the moment, that is quite an achievement.
Have a good week - and keep warm!