Scenes from a Quiet Island

The Blue Star Naxos powering into Symi on Wednesday afternoon. She is so fast and nippy, she does the trip from Rhodes to Symi in an hour!  Unfortunately this means spending about 25 minutes in Yialos as otherwise she is ahead of her schedule to Pireus.  The Naxos is standing in for the Patmos.

It is not often I see something in Pedi bay that is so bright it catches my eye, way up in Lieni.

It is time to wash rugs, carpets, quilts and duvets and pack them up with moth paper for the summer. They won't be needed again until November or thereabouts.

Environmentally friendly green transport of the highest order.  I wonder where they were off to.

The view from the Symi Visitor Accommodation window early this morning.  Symi is still very quiet.

Peace and quiet - Yialos at 11 on Friday morning.

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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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