Peace and Quiet

Fuel for the fuel station is brought in by ship and then trucked round to the fuel station as ships this big cannot dock at the fuel jetty.

It was quite cloudy this morning.  Pedi bay at 8 a.m.

The spiders this year are quite something.  I photographed these cobwebs in my garden, spun overnight along a path that is frequented several times a day.  Don't stand still to long or you will find yourself supporting a web!

Plumbago on the Kali Strata

The grapes are swelling on the vines.

Shifting rocks up the Kali Strata.
Symi harbour is humming with activity.  The Tilos Sea Star is just pulling in with day trippers from Rhodes, the coast guard patrol boat is on its way out of the harbour, the water taxis are plying their trade...

One does not have to go far, however, to find peace and quiet and the higher one goes up the steps the quieter it becomes.  Here are some photographs I took over the past two days to give you an idea of what life on Symi is like at the moment.

There have been some significant changes to the ferry schedules that come into effect from this weekend so please check our travel blog on and the Dodecanese Seaways website before booking flights.

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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