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

End of the week

End of the week

Visitors have left, and we’ve ended our two-week at-home holiday with a boat trip to Taviri for a party – thank you Colette and everyone else who made it a fun night. Because it was such a fun night, I’m just going to leave these photos for the weekend and then go and recover. I’ll be back on Monday with the usual.

In local news: the main road out of Yialos is being dug up to lay electricity cables to the new harbour – only in a narrow channel by the curb, so it’s still possible to use the road and pass the workmen. I was in a taxi the other day when one of the men stopped us so he could safely direct the oncoming traffic. I thought, ‘Oh! The first traffic light on Symi.’ A human one, but it reminded me that we don’t have traffic lights, or roundabouts and (as far as I remember) no road markings to speak of, yet we have surprisingly few accidents. I guess drivers around here take responsibility for themselves and don’t rely on the authorities to tell them how to use the road. Anyway… the road between the old windmill restaurant and Campos, in Horio, is also dug up at the moment and is being re-laid. If you’re getting a taxi up, you can get off at the crest of the hill and walk down the road to the village or ask the driver to drop you at Campos and walk up past Taverna Zoi.

And now on with the photos.

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