Farewell to a Brave Symi Visitor

We are sorry to report the recent passing of Enfys Hankey, after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Enfys and her husband, well known photographer Barry Hankey, visited Symi as part of their twice yearly Dodecanese island-hopping holiday since 2000 and so will be familiar to many regular visitors and residents. An enthusiastic walker, Enfys did not allow her health to control her life and on her last visit to Symi in May 2009 was still to be seen striding out into the Symiot countryside, living life to the full until the very last.

The accompanying photograph was taken on Symi in May this year, in the oregano fields en route from Nimborio to Agios Nikolaos Stenou. Our thoughts are with her family at this time and we hope to see Barry on Symi again in the spring.

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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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