Cherubs on the Ceiling

A brisk overnight wind has blown away the clouds and a sprinkling of white crests is scampering through the Nimos channel. Every so often the new black and white Symi Visitor banner flaps against the wall outside. It is that quiet interval when the Symi ferry is deserted and only the occasional rasp of the vehicle ramp against the quay reminds us of her presence. The day trippers have dispersed to other parts of the harbour and those visitors staying on the island are on the beach or picnicking in the hills.

The office has been in a bustle all day as we are organizing a wedding for Rachael Harrison and Daniel Haddon from England and we have also just had an unexpected visitation from a journalist and photographer from Kathimerini, one of the oldest established newspapers in Greece. The photographer, a New Yorker, was torn between photographing the view from our windows and the cherubs on the ceiling. For those of you who have never been into the Symi Visitor office, this is what I mean:

Have a good weekend.


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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.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.

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