Happy Faces

Villa Russo peeping of the shoulder of the Pantheon Hotel on the Kali Strata.

Looking South across Yialos towards the Kastro and Lemonitissa Church.
Villa Voyatzis and Lemonitissa Studio and Lemonitissa Apartment are among the trees on this hill and the famous Kali Strata cuts down it diagonally.  Other popular holiday properties visible in this photograph are Villa Laza and the Old Markets boutique hotel.

The shady side of the square in Yialos.

It is September and Symi is full of familiar faces as the island’s regular visitors arrive.  There has been a steady stream of visitors through the Symi Visitor Accommodation office all morning as everyone clocks in to say ‘hello’.  The next few weeks will be quite busy for us and, we hope, for the rest of Symi.  September, like June, is a popular month for weddings and christenings so the joyful sound of church bells is as characteristic of September as the happy faces of Symi’s many returnee visitors.

The full moon is splendid at the moment and the evenings are a pleasant temperature for dining al fresco.  Day time temperatures are in the mid to high thirties, falling to about 25 degrees in the evening.

Have a good week.


The Symi Train.

It is not totally unusual to see bales of high piled up in front gardens at this time of the year.
On Symi town and country live side by side and the distinction between the two is often blurred.

One of my rabbits has been in the habit of cooling off in the water bowl since he was small enough to fit in entirely.  There's now rather too much bunny for the bowl but he does his best.

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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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