Deep Inky Blue

It is a bright clear autumn day on Symi. Temperatures are in the mid twenties with a gentle westerly breeze blowing across the harbour. The light is sharp and the recent rains over western Greece have settled the smoke and dust of summer, revealing a crisp horizon dotted with white sails. Occasional small snowy clouds puff past and the sea is a deep inky blue.

Symi is abuzz with people as there are two big weddings this weekend, one tomorrow and one on Monday afternoon. Guests have been arriving by the ferryload since Wednesday and there is a great deal of activity in the Symi Visitor office.

The Greek Orthodox Church has organized a collection for victims of the recent fires in the Peloponnese. The Symi collection point is Syllogos Square in Chorio on Saturday between 17.00 and 21.30 and again on Sunday from 10.00 to 19.00. Foodstuffs in the form of canned foods, vinegar, oil, sugar, coffee, salt, dried foods, bottled water and other non perishable items are requested as well as cleaning materials and scholastic items. Remember, many people lost everything except what they were wearing that day and are having to start completely from scratch. For further information please phone Panormitis Moschou on +30 6946 143 209 or Manoli Kyprioti on +30 6946 421 419.

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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