Snoozing Cats

A welcome cool breeze has come up in the last few hours and the flags are fluttering in the harbour. The Symi II is just pulling out of Yialos, heading round to Panormitis, and the afternoon’s new yacht arrivals speckle the horizon, masts wavering as they motor in. Distant white triangles indicate those who prefer Pedi for the evening.

Speaking of distant white triangles, the awnings are up at Tholos taverna on the point and the umbrellas outside the Nireus Hotel harmonize elegantly with the waving palm trees outside Symi police station . Every day more places are open for the season. Walking down the Kali Strata early this morning I disturbed several snoozing cats testing the directors’ chairs at the Kali Strata bar for comfort.

The present heatwave is countrywide and all of Greece has been basking in unseasonably high temperatures. The maximum is around 34 degrees centrigrade at midday, dropping to about 20 degrees at night.

Have a good week.


Anonymous –   – (Tuesday, May 15, 2007)  

not a bad view to have to look at every day at work Adriana. Not many people can boast about that

Anonymous –   – (Tuesday, May 22, 2007)  

What a beautiful outlook especially from an office window.
I so want to visit Symi & am hoping to this year.

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I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

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