Smugly on Symi

It is a hot still day on Symi with only the slightest breeze riffling the leaves on the balcony geraniums. The Nikolaos excursion boat is chugging into the harbour, bright sunshine bouncing off her bridge deck and her wash swishing up over the fuel station jetty at Petalo. The lulls in the conversation drifting up from Pachos are punctuated by the rhythmic thwacking sound of a fisherman beating an octopus against the quay.
For those who have asked, I spoke to Captain Yanni from the Poseidon this morning and he says he is 99% certain he will be going to Datca this Saturday, as will the Symi II which, according the printed schedule from the ANES office, will be running a Saturday trip to Datca every week right through to the end of September.
Lots of Symi’s regular visitors are on the island at the moment, many of whom arrived with Olympic Holidays yesterday. Webcam waves are the order of the day as those who are smugly on Symi wave to those who are enviously elsewhere.
There is a small chance of some showery weather early next week as the remnants of the front passing over Italy finally drift across Greece towards Turkey. It is unlikely to amount to much, however, and may just be a passing cloud.
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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