Symi is Sparkling

After two days of alternating rain and rainbows, thunderstorms and rolling clouds, not to mention the odd passing waterspout, the wind has turned to the north and Symi is sparkling in a chill wintry breeze. Windy conditions are expected to prevail over Greece for the next for days and Symi will enjoy some dry, if chilly, weather. Temperatures will remain below 20 degrees over the weekend but may well be warmer in sheltered sunny areas.

Now that the Panormitis Festival is over, the ferries are now running on winter schedules. We remind late season visitors that these are subject to change and it is always advisable to allow some flexibility when travelling during the winter months. This year's visitors to the Panormitis Festival had a fairly bumpy ride home to Rhodes.  These photographs were taken from the vehicle deck of the Symi II on Sunday 8 November 2009 and gives some idea of what sea conditions can be like at this time of the year, so remember to pack the Quells! 

The Symi Gallery is opening its new exhibition in the cosy environs of the Two A’s Bar (ex Jean and Tonic) in Chorio tonight at 7.30 p.m. This will be an exhibition of print work in various media, featuring the work of Ian Hamilton Findlay, who was a Turner Prize nominee in 1985, as well as Stuart Brisley, widely considered the godfather of performance art in the UK, as well as prints by previous exhibitors Jytte Loehr, Paul Sanderson and Ian Haycox. There will also be contributions from artists from Canada, Scotland and England. So, if you are on Symi tonight, wrap up warmly and come along for a glass of wine and what promises to be a varied and interesting exhibition. The exhibition will continue for a month so if you can’t make it this evening, there will be plenty of opportunities.
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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