The Ultimate Greek Island Wedding

The ultimate Greek island wedding photograph. 
The Symi cat was entirely spontaneous.

It is a hot sunny day on Symi, just right for a Mamma Mia style Big Fat Greek Wedding. Our congratulations to Kate Elliott and Alistair Dyer who tied the knot at Symi Town Hall this morning. The wedding party has now departed on the Poseidon caique for a ceremony of blessing at the little chapel on the small island at Agia Marina. This will be followed by a mini cruise to Nimborio and an afternoon reception at the Aktaion which is, at the moment, being transformed into a pastel-tinted bower by Symi Visitor Accommodation staff. More photographs will be available later as the official photographs are being done by Jordan Blakesley of Symiart but here are two which I took of the bride and bridal party en route to the town hall this morning and a third of them passing below my window on the way to the Poseidon. What more romantic location could one possibly want?

Speaking of weddings, this weekend also marks the official opening of the Old Markets boutique hotel on the Kali Strata and the bridal suite there is really something. I had a quick preview there this morning on my way down to work and the decorators were putting the finishing touches in place. Interior photographs will be available shortly but this picture shows the location. The four windows with the pale green shutters all belong to the bridal suite which is the full length of the building. The other rooms, downstairs, are in the actual covered market so don’t have views but are unique with their vaulted ceilings, luxurious furnishings and exotic bathrooms.

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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