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

Busy week and more Tilos

Busy week and more Tilos

The week is turning out to be busy for me. Around the island on Monday, dinner with friends on Tuesday, an evening on the boat on Wednesday, and off to Rhodes for the day on Friday to say goodbye to Nephew George. In among that is the usual work routine and other things I should be doing, but as yet, not time to get out and do a decent walk, let along get back into the habit of it. Still, that doesn’t stop me wittering on here about all and nothing and today, I thought I’d flash back to Tilos last week and show you some more of my snaps.

Another shot of dawn over Symi

Another shot of dawn over Symi

I was asked recently if a day trip to Tilos was possible and the answer is yes, but not from Symi. I believe there are boats from Rhodes that make day trips, but to get there and back from Symi requires either a week staying on Tilos or at least a couple of days and making your way back via Rhodes. The only connection from here is the Friday night Blue Star which currently leaves at 17.30-ish, but which you can’t get directly back until the following Friday at 4.50, or 5.30 as it was the other morning. (That’s the boat we’ll be taking on Friday to go to Rhodes, so that’ll be another early start.) A week or so on Tilos is worth it though, with plenty of walking and historic sites, wildlife and beaches, the buzz in the town square, good eateries and welcoming people.

I’ll leave you with a few more photos to get them out of my inbox.

Just one of a waiter's many duties

Just one of a waiter’s many duties

Blue Star was not far from my accommodation

Blue Star was not far from my accommodation

One way to get around

One way to get around

Evening light

Evening light

Taverna Nicos

Taverna Nicos

Livadia port by night

Livadia port by night

Leaving Tilos at dawn

Leaving Tilos at dawn