Uniquely Pretty

Regular visitors to Symi will be amazed to see the double white line which has appeared in the road along the waterfront and three neatly painted zebra crossings in the stretch outside Symi Visitor Accommodation. Watch this space for a photograph of the first set of traffic lights.

Something else in the Symi amazement stakes is the statistics for our webcams – according to Mike Gadd, our webmaster, the Symi webcams received 13,557 views in June – and 2,929 views in the last seven days. As those views were logged from 72 different countries around the world that is great news for promoting the small island of Symi in the Dodecanese archipelago of Greece. This week Symi Visitor Accommodation has welcomed visitors from Slovenia, Tunisia, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, the United States, Turkey and South Africa as well as Greece, Cyprus and the United Kingdom and we are just one accommodation agency on this island. Introducing Symi to the world benefits the whole island, not just us.
Meanwhile down in Yialos the season is in full swing and the familiar little row of hire boats is bobbing by the clock tower. Visitors are happily boarding water taxis and excursion boats, heading for Symi’s uniquely pretty land-locked beaches. As Symi sizzles in the summer sun everyone is looking for a place to cool off. In the evening glamorous power yachts light up Pedi Bay in all directions including down as through-hull illumination is the latest toy in the mega-yacht arsenal for one-upmanship. Yialos may be sleepy during the day but in the evening the waterfront buzzes with people and music until late into the night.
Have a good weekend, dreaming Symi dreams and planning your summer holidays.


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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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