Symi Dream

Living on a Greek island

A Greek island blog from Symi in the Dodecanese islands of Greece. "James’s great talent lies in his careful observation of the absurd and the amusing, the dramas and the difficulties..." Anne Zouroudi.

Symi Dream - Living on a Greek island

A meal with a view

A meal with a view

I was chatting with some friends last night, and they told me they’d been to the ‘top cantina’ and had a thoroughly good time, so I thought I’d give it a mention. This is the eatery on the main road above the village (sorry, don’t know its official name), and I have to say, I’ve only been there early in the morning when everything is closed. Today’s photos are from up there. You can walk to it if you don’t mind the climb, or arrange a taxi, or have one of the tour buses take you if you are a party of people, and it’s open in the evenings.

In the early morning

In the early morning

My friends were there on a Saturday night when they have live music, and where a number of local people came to eat, see the lights of Symi from above, and dance. Everyone had a good and safe time, they told me, it was very atmospheric and in the end, they wished they could have stayed longer, but a car had been booked. Oh, and the food was good too, of course.

A meal with a view

A meal with a view

There you are. Just another idea of something to do on the island, and whether you go there at night or during the day, you’re guaranteed a superb view. If you don’t fancy the walk up, there is another overlooking Pedi bed. The Panorama cantina is up the hill just before Ag Marina church, just up from the old Lavinia studios.

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It’s a pleasant, long, walk uphill, but worth it.

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