Let the Good Times Roll

 I apologise that for the second consecutive week my blog is a day late.  Last week it was technical reasons. This week, however, was good news in that I was so busy answering booking enquiries that had come in over the weekend that there was no time.  Now that the election is over and people have realised that Greece is not about to descend into chaos and anarchy there is a happy buzz of interest and those who did dither and tarry to the last minute are now finding that perhaps it would have made more sense to book their August accommodation back in March instead of waiting until after the election.  While we are very full for the popular weeks in August and September there is still last minute availability in a number of properties in late July, mid to late August and October with limited availability in larger houses in September.  Booking is also open for 2013 if you missed your favourite property this year.

Another piece of post election good news is that the new government has reinstated the Ministry of the Merchant Marine and the Aegean. While this may not solve everyone’s shipping and ferry problems overnight, it does mean that the subject is actually back on the agenda and there is someone in charge with whom the islands can negotiate.

Symi also received a positive mention in the Greek media this week when the Greek edition of H Kathimerini, one of Greece’s most respected daily newspapers, ran an article about foreign bloggers and how they promote Greece by blogging in a positive way.  One of the bloggers interviewed was James Collins of Symi Dream

The heatwave has been relieved to some extent by a cooling breeze and the closest we are to rain at the moment is the odd flicker of distant lightning over the hills of Turkey.  The Greek word for summer is Kalokairi which literally means Good Time.  Let the good times roll!

Have a good week.


Indiskreet  – (Thursday, June 28, 2012)  

That looks so beautifully idyllic.

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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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