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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  • The Busiest Week of the Year 3 days ago The anchorage in Pedi is the fullest we have seen it since the end of Ramadan.  Many visiting yachts and gulets move round to  Pedi and other quiet bays to overnight as the harbour can be very hot and noisy in August.Off street parking, Symi style.  He doesn't look too worried about the lack of...
  • Life on Symi in August 6 days ago Life imitating art?No, this isn't the result of a sudden downpour.  At this time of the year the municipality hoses down the lanes first thing in the morning to get rid of the dust.  There is a new ice factory on Symi, just down our lane.  Yachtsmen, you can drop off your washing at the...
  • August Postcards from Symi 1 week ago Wild capers are among the very few plants that can withstand the searing heat  and drought  f a Symi summer.  Sunrise over Asia Minor as seen from the top of the Pedi valley. Up until a century ago, those hills were farmed by Greek families and the produce brought across to Symi for milling and...
  • July Postcards from Symi 3 weeks ago Looking across the Pedi valley towards the windmills on the ridge of hill that divides Pedi from Yialos. That is the top of the island of Nimos in the background.Boats lying off Harani earlier this week.A glimpse of the harbour between the buildings on the Kali Strata.When a hen goes 'off piste'...
  • Official Opening - Symi Festival - 'The 13th' 3 weeks ago Symi regulars may remember a Kickstarter project a few years ago to raise funds to shoot a horror film on Symi called 'The Judas Curse', screenplay written by local writer in residence, James Collins. The film was shot on location on Symi with a combination of international actors and locals.Now... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Greece Bronze Award!

This blog won the Bronze Award for best expat blog in Greece!

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Website Reviews » There are 2 reviews on Adriana's Symi - a Greek island diary

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.

10:24 AM July 02, 2017

A welcoming insite to a wonderful place. It reads like a letter from a friend, warm, informative and friendly.

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