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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  • Spring, Glorious Symi Spring 2 days ago The Vigla is the highest point on Symi so all the antennae and beacons are located up there.  If, however, you are in the shadow of the Vigla you may find that your phone picks up a stronger signal from Turkey than from Symi.  In direct line of sight, however, one can actually pick up quite...
  • Springtime on Symi 1 week ago The Taxiarchis hotel in Chorio, surrounded by a sea of daisies.A eucalyptus tree grows out of  dry stone wall on the Pedi road.New leaves.Drifts of wild cyclamens catch the light in the Pedi valley.Spring magic in the Pedi valley.Many of the old houses have planters in the top of the courtyard...
  • Island Hopping in the Winter - Part Two - Kalymnos 2 weeks ago The waterfront in Kalymnos has many fine late 19th century buildings.  Like Symi it had an economic boom from the 1890s to the 1920s and many fortunes were made in the sponge industry.The Alpha Bank is an amazing example of dressed stone work.  Our cameras really could  not do it justice.An...
  • Island Hopping in the Winter - Part One - Leros 2 weeks ago Lakki, the second town on Leros, was laid out by the Italians in the 1930s and has many fine examples of Italian Rationalist architecture.  Unfortunately the Second World War interrupted the building of the town so Lakki  is a strange mixture of modern Italian buildings in various stages of...
  • Green Reflections of Symi 4 weeks ago Composition in terracotta and grey.Seasonal citrus.OasisJuice on the hoof.Magenta pop.Green for luck.Add captionThe Symi Visitor Accommodation office and Sunflower laundry.Winter greens.Calm ReflectionsAfter the rain.As you can see from these photographs, Symi is very green at the moment.  Even... 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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