October Postcards from Symi

The view from the Symi Visitor Accommodation office this morning.

We have a side balcony as well, overlooking the lane. The tinsmith's building at the end of the lane is nearing completion.  A tremendous amount of work is going into the restoration.

Dino the chandler, working on a fishing net. If you look very carefully, you will see that he also sells rugs and agricultural implements.


Some Symi kittens are luckier than others.

This one may have to sleep on the balcony but that looks like a very comfy cushion.

His Chorio cousins are not so lucky.  If you are on Symi and still have some change, please pop into the Symi Visitor office as I have a collection box for the Symi Animal Welfare winter feeding scheme.

October skies.

Hawking melons and pumpkins in the backstreets of Yialos.

Hidden behind St John's church, next to the basketball court, there is Symi's new private museum of traditional musical instruments - well worth a visit if you are on Symi in the summer.  

No cats on this balcony overlooking St John's yard.

The heavenly blue of plumbago on the Kali Strata.

Late season sailors.

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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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