Welcome to October on Symi

The houses on the Kastro gleaming in the morning sun.

All in a row - a flotilla of yachts lined up outside the Alpha Bank.  
October is a month for late season flotilla groups and bargain charters for those who don't mind windy days and some brisk sailing.  

A dainty leaf on the apex of a roof.  

Architectural detail on the Kali Strata.  Faces and flowers are common motifs.

The grass is back!  Last week's rain has brought a gentle regreening to Symi's summer-scorched slopes.

Anonymous –   – (Thursday, October 06, 2011)  

Thanks for the update on "the house"...

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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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