Some Symi Snapshots

On Thursday morning a black cloud wrapped itself around the Vigla and deposited a quantity of water on Yialos. There was hardly a drop up in Chorio.

Rain patterns on the water.

A few hours later the Salamis Filoxenia arrived in sparkling sunshine.

Friday morning from the Symi Visitor Accommodation balcony.

The water taxis and beach tavernas are starting to pack up now.  The main activity in Yialos this morning was a few late season gulets.

Ready for lunch.

Too noisy for holiday lets, many of the apartments above shops are occupied by families working in the surrounding shops, tavernas, cafes and bars.

Changing stock to match the changing season

Symi has many charming and picturesque tavernas.  Few of them stay open right through the winter as there aren't enough customers anymore.  If the locals haven't made any money during the summer, they don't have any money to spend on treats in the winter, alas.

Mavrovouni shining in the sunshine.  The oleanders in the foreground are on the town square 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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