A Happy Buzz

August is drawing to a close and the days are shorter, if not cooler. Romance is in the air as the Symi wedding season starts this weekend. Wedding guests have been arriving all week from the four corners of the earth and there is a happy buzz in the air. Weddings are often an excuse for people who have never been to Symi before to visit for the first time and discover just what makes this small island so special. We all know how much fun there is to be had in showing friends and family members ones favourite places and sharing experiences. New friendships are being forged at many a taverna table and on the excursion boats and water taxis.

Temperatures are still in the mid thirties and the humidity remains high with very little wind, unlike the central Aegean and Cyclades which are in the cooling blast of a Force 8 northerly at the moment. While high humidity makes us humans wilt many plants love it. The jasmine and geraniums on the balcony of Symi Visitor Accommodation have started to flower enthusiastically now that the edge has gone off the heat.

Have a good weekend.


Anonymous –   – (Saturday, August 30, 2008)  

You're just an old romantic, Adriana.

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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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