A Golden Morning

It is a beautiful golden morning on Symi. The full moon that has filled our nights with light has also brought a spring tide and the boats are riding high in the harbour, water sloshing up through the gratings and swirling up the customs’ house slipway. Silvery squills glisten as the rising sun gilds the hills.

The season may be drawing to a close but the island is still extremely full. Regular visitors at this time are surprised to find accommodation in short supply and we are still receiving booking enquiries for those desperate for a patch of half term sunshine. We hope that the weather holds this October and isn’t like last year when the heaviest downpour of the entire rainy season fell in the middle of the month, washing away chunks of the Panormitis road and flooding the harbour. Lots of people had to leave a day early to avoid missing flights as gale force winds disrupted shipping. Fortunately such extremes are not a normal October occurrence.

The long range forecast at the moment shows a big high pressure system hanging over Greece with fine weather for the next week or so. Although showers have occurred on the mainland and in the north we have had nothing more than the sprinkling of rain in the early hours of 1 September, and that is now a month ago.

Have a peaceful 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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