Symi sunrise for a new week
Today, to start your new week, we have photos and two videos taken just after sunrise on Saturday morning. This post is being written on Saturday morning ready for Monday as I am planning a day at the desk on the novel for Sunday and, if I start fiddling around with posts and things I will distract myself and miss some writing time. So, if any other ground-coffee breaking news happens on Symi it will have to wait until Tuesday’s post. But I do have some news for you…
Found this out by accident. Neil went down to buy boat tickets for Monday as he’s off to Rhodes to meet his brother, coming back on Tuesday. (I’ll be on bar cover on Monday afternoon.) He booked on the Panagia Skiadeni leaving at 07:00 on Monday morning and booked to come back on the Tuesday crossing, on the same boat, at 09:30 – a sensible time as you can still get your hotel breakfast down your screech before heading to the boat. This one, the Panagia again, comes directly to Yialos on a Tuesday, so they will be here by 11:15 or so (watch out Pacho’s, James II is coming to town). So what’s the news? Well, Symi Tours, where he went for these tickets, told him he didn’t have to pay his return fare. It seems that there’s an offer on and if you go and come back on the same boat, you get the return fare for free, saving you €13.50 I think it is. That certainly applies to the Panagia Skiadeni, I’m not sure if it applies to the others in the fleet but you can check the website and the discounts page. THey also have a day cruise offers page.
What this means for you, dear Symi holidayer, is that if you are here and fancy a day-trip, you can get on this boat early, at 07:00, spend a day in Rhodes, see the Old Town, the museums, the Grand Masters’ Palace, the 9D Cinema, the beaches, and probably even get to Lindos as back, or other places, and still come back to Symi in the evening (or the next day) on the same boat. And all for only €13.50 – while the offer lasts.
‘Yeah, but I come to Symi to holiday on Symi!’
‘Well, yes, understood. I’m only saying…’
There are more and more folk coming for longer and longer periods of time, two, three even four weeks or more and this might be an idea for them, or anyone interested to see other islands. You can also do a day trip to Kos or Kalymnos with the faster catamarans, and still get back to Symi the same day. Thing is, the further you travel, the less time you have on those other islands unless you stay overnight. Something else you could do. I’m not trying to send people away from Symi, I’m just being helpful, I hope, and pointing out that Dodekanisos Seaways have this offer on. It’s also a good one for doing a day’s shopping in Rhodes, if you don’t mind a fairly long day, or for seeing to appointments and other necessities.
I am sure there as some other news I was going to tell you but I can’t remember what it is now. It will have to wait. But, if you are heading this way you might like to know that the forecasts are still showing hot hot hot, but with slightly stronger winds, which will be a help. Mind you, around here when it’s windy in hot weather it’s like having some giant hairdryer blasting at you, not that I’ve not felt the need for a hairdryer since 1980-something. The sites are showing high 20s, but we all know it’s more like mid-30s over here; it’s 34 degrees in the shadiest part of our courtyard today.
So, plenty of sunshine coming your way and a free return trip to Rhodes should you want a day out while on holiday on Symi!
And here are two videos if you have a minute to enjoy the sight. Camera-movement sound is included I’m afraid, but so are the natural sounds of the morning chorus.