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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  • Happy May Day! 3 days ago The view from Symi Visitor Accommodation this morning - a bit murky and overcast but actually hot and humid.A yacht making an early morning start from Pedi today.Easter Saturday in Yialos.  It is traditional to give children candles decorated with small toys for Easter.  The toys are removed...
  • Suddenly It's Summer 1 week ago The view from above - looking from the bend in the Kali Strata, across to the clock tower in Yialos and Harani.  Note the large sailing yacht moored stern-to on the quay.  There are lots more yachts coming in every day.The best dolmades are made with tender young vine leaves, picked before they...
  • April Postcards from Symi 1 week ago Yes, that is the Poseidon back in the water for the season. The cheerful red hull is a local fishing boat.Yialos on a calm Wednesday morning - that is the Milos area of Chorio along the crest of the hill, so named for the row of windmills, now ruined, that you can see against the skyline.Looking...
  • April Postcards from Symi 2 weeks ago Clear and calm - and it is definitely starting to feel like summer!Down in the harbour more places are opening up every day.The hotels are starting to get ready for the season.  Mattresses airing on the balconies at the Albatros hotel, round the corner from the Symi Visitor Accommodation...
  • Making Hay While the Sun Shines on Symi 2 weeks ago The Blue Star Paros at 8 a.m., Friday morning.  The boat comes and goes in a cloud of music as they play 'Fur Elise' as the boarding ramp goes up and down. a sound more evocative of old fashioned ice cream vans than a Greek island ferry!  You can see the new customs and immigration shed next to... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Greece Bronze Award!

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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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