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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  • October Postcards from Symi 2 days ago The Friday morning Blue Star Paros gliding past the entrance to Pedi, en route to Rhodes.A very empty Yialos on Friday morning.  Although the Turkish government has lifted the ban on gulets and other Turkish flagged commercial vessels visiting Greece, it has come too late in the season.The...
  • Snails, Plastic and Rick Stein 1 week ago The snails are back!Wind patterns on the water in Pedi.The acorns are plumping on old valonia oak at Lieni in Chorio.Dusting off the outdoor heaters.All wrapped up against the rain.Symi's various cafes, bars, tavernas and restaurants don't have much in the way of inside seating, if any at all. ...
  • Rumours of Rain 1 week ago A marble profile of a Hellenic Hermes looks out on the Kali Strata.  Random fragments of Symi's antiquity have been recycled into all sorts of more recent structures.  The same areas of Symi have been in continuous occupation for centuries with the result that there are no perfectly preserved or...
  • Warm and Mild 2 weeks ago This summer social media has been full of stories about British schoolchildren complaining about their school uniforms and dress codes. Well, here on Symi  formal school uniforms are worn for parades. The rest of the time both boys and girls wear shorts, jeans, jeggings or tracksuits depending on...
  • Last Minute Offers and Favourite Views 3 weeks ago Climate change has had a big impact on Symi's trees and many well-established deciduous trees have died in recent years from the stresses of increasingly long hot dry summers with too many days in the 40s and much shorter winters.  This 35 year old almond tree, one of the last left in my garden,... 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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