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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  • February Postcards from Symi 1 day ago Houses on Symi are generally not very big but even by Symi standards this one is exceptionally narrow.  I sometimes what what the story is behind it.  It is very surrounded by what were commercial properties in the island's commercial boom period at the end of the 19th century. The boutique...
  • Random February Photos 5 days ago Fresh fish on the quay.Almond blossom - before yesterday's hail turned it all into confetti.Anyone for coffee?The old Pharmacy in Chorio served as the Chorio clinic for a few years in the late 90s, hence the old examination couch.  The building is now being restored.  If you ever see it open,...
  • Signs of the Times 1 week ago Friday midday in Yialos and there wasn\t much happening apart from a handful of locals fishing for their dinner.Painting taverna tables outside Pantelis, a popular waterfront seafood taverna.  The seasonal nature of Symi's tavernas and restaurants ensures that at least once a year everything is...
  • February Postcards from Symi 1 week ago It is amazing what cats will find comfortable to sleep on.Rural or urban?  On Symi the distinction is not clear and never more so than in the winter months. Any bit of grazing will have a sheep, goat or donkey grazing on it. These two were munching away in the lanes of Chorio.Nature has planted...
  • Almond Blossoms and a Brief History Lesson 2 weeks ago Wendy took this photograph of Pedi recently while walking Sandouri.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Symi, the bump in the middle of the photograph is the Kastro, where the |Knights of St John built a castle.  There was an even older fortification and church up there before that.  The... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Greece Bronze Award!

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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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