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

Athens To Symi: March Blue Star

Athens To Symi: March Blue Star

(Random images of boats included, one from Cyprus.)
We’re now looking forward to our honeymoon in March. Well, we have been looking forward to it since we decided to go to Croatia. We are heading to Split (the place not the verb), and so I have been looking around for what’s on and open there at that time of year. We’re thinking of a bus to Dubrovnik for a night there too, which will mean a 15-minute’ comfort break’ in Bosnia, as that country has about 23km of coastline that interrupts Croatia on the way. I was also looking to see if there was anything on in the theatres or concert halls in Split at this time (21st to 27th March), but so far haven’t found anything. Will keep looking.

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Seen in Cyprus

We also want to come back to Symi from Athens on the Blue Star, and so I am just popping over to their website to see if we can book the cabin yet… And we can. And I have. The boat is the Blue Star Patmos and, if you’re interested, the cost is €171.00 for two people in an inside 2-berth cabin, no car. Discounts are available for families, military personnel and others, but not us. Still, it cuts out the need for a flight to Rhodes (quite cheap depending on the time of year) and also the need for a hotel in Rhodes, taxis and the boat across to Symi. What’s more, we’ve never done the trip before and, although most of it is at night, it should be an adventure. I’m now trying to remember if it’s the Patmos that has the nice cafes and restaurant, or the Paros – so long since I’ve been on the Blue Star. I shall find out. I don’t mind as I have visited both islands anyway so am happy to support either Patmos or Paros.

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This trip has been made possible by those friends and family who generously donated to our honeymoon appeal/wedding present fund. Thank you! (I sound like a charity.)

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Meanwhile, I now have enough volunteer beta readers for ‘The Witchling’, thank you too, and I should be in a position to get the PDF of the draft sent out to you lovely people in a couple of weeks.

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