Morning Glory

Morning glory below Giorgio and Maria's taverna in Chorio.

A picturesquely boarded up shutter on a ruin in Chorio.
A windy Sunday blew all the haze away and the sky over Symi is once again Greek blue.  A pleasantly cool breeze is riffling the water in the harbour and the temperature is about 28 degrees in the sun.  The Panagia Skiadeni has docked and one of the Dodecanese Seaways catamarans is just coming in.  Now that the water taxis have started to operate the usual summer pattern is established of those visitors staying on the island departing on the taxi boats to the beaches as the day trippers arrive from Rhodes, with a brief lull in between.  Yesterday was too windy for beaches and boats and everyone is making up for it today.  Virtually all the summer tourist businesses are now open for the season.  The horse and cart clip clop past below my window countless times a day and the little train departs regularly from the town square in Yialos to show people the scenic route to Nimborio.

Have a good week.


Looking out to sea from the Kastro, Chorio.

Zooming in on a yacht from the same vantage point. 

Views mean steps and Symi has lots of these.

A quaint steel-built motor yacht in Yialos.

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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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