We’re off for another walk today, but before we set off, I wanted to show you a screenshot of what you will find when you go and check out the new Symi Dream Calendar 2019, which is now on sale here.
Okay, so let’s take a morning stroll to Nimborio. I expect most regular visitors to Symi have been here before, but in case you are new to the island, here’s how you get there. You have a few choices. You can take a taxi boat from Yialos and sail around the headland (northwards), or you can simply follow the harbour road around Yialos, past the boatyard at Harani, past Nos beach and up the hill, and keep going. You can also take the little train part of the way and get off where the children have started decorating the concrete seats (cute). Then, you simply walk downhill and around the first bay to Yala, where there is a cantina and a beach, or carry on and follow the signs for ‘Taverna’ and there you will eventually come to the end of the road. There are a lot more sunbeds than there used to be and still the waterfront taverna.
The road at the back of The town square – the well-being centre on your right
The way we walk is your other route (you can go completely the long way around, out of the village up over the hills to Roukouniotis and on, around the hills and come into Nimborio via the back way, but it’s a hike). We head to the harbour square and take the south side towards the back, following the road and up the steep but not too long hill to the church. There’s then a wonderfully rural path which, in places smells of farmyards, taking me back to my youth. Keep going to St George’s church and then down the old donkey path (restored) and onto the road, and you will come to Yala, and later to Nimborio itself. The walk from the village, via the Kali Strata and ‘over the top’, as we call it, took us less than an hour and we stopped for photos en route. The walk back around the main road – very little shade, wear a hat – took us 45 minutes from Nimborio to Yialos.
A country walk is included
I’ll post some more of Neil’s photos from last Sunday over the next few days, but here is a reminder. I’m away Friday (8th) night and not back until hideously early on Wednesday morning. My boat gets back at 5.30, and I’ve a long climb up the hill with my rucksack, so may not get to a blog post after this Saturday until the following Friday or Saturday. Btw, if anyone is meeting the boat next Wednesday the 13th, at 5.30 in the morning and can offer a lift up to the village… wink, wink. Otherwise, I’ll take it slowly and get there in the end.
Towards Nimborio from the top of the donkey path
Champagne brunch on a private jetty – can;t beat it.
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