Adriana's Symi - a Greek island diary

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Adriana's Symi - a Greek island diary
Adriana Shum, a South African expat, sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and has been there ever since. The blog has been helping independent travellers enjoy life's simple pleasures on the Greek island of Symi since 1997.
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  • Life on Symi in August 3 days ago Waiting at the clock tower for the Blue Star Paros on Friday morning.  The exodus has begun and many people who have summer houses here or who have been visiting friends and relations for the August holidays are now heading for home.  It is a little odd at first, hearing people wishing each other...
  • Midsummer Musings 6 days ago We heard yesterday that the Cote d'Azur is down 40% this August so perhaps we shouldn't feel bad that Symi is similarly empty.This discreet close of matching mansions at the back of Yialos was once the acme of elegant town living in Symi in the late 19th century.  Symi's neo-classical answer to...
  • August Postcards from Symi 1 week ago The meltemi has blown the haze away and the horizon is back, for a while at least.This is a photograph of a venerable old blue Mercedes which came off the Blue Star this morning, as seen from the balcony of the Symi Visitor Accommodation officePedi looking remarkably empty for August.  One can...
  • Changing Seasons and Making Plans 2 weeks ago As the days grow shorter the humidity rises and we are seeing occasional clouds, like this one over Nimos.  Although we aren't seeing actual dew fall it is now quite damp at night and the washing is taking longer to dry.  At first glance the gardens on the island seem pretty frazzled as no one...
  • August Postcards from Symi 3 weeks ago The view from Symi Visitor Accommodation this morning.I rather fancy the gentleman's motor yacht on the right.  She'll never get up on the plane and probably doesn't do more than 8 knots but her arrivals and departures are always dignified and elegant.Multi-tasking - the Windmill restaurant will...

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Nick
04:53 AM November 19, 2012

A brilliant and informative blog about the gorgeous island of Symi, with gorgeous photos and a little info about what has been going on in the week.

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