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Jan 26th 08
What an amazing website you have (thanks to Hugo Tyler for sending us his latest news update that prompted us to find it).
We had a wonderful time during our recent 5-day visit to Symi in October 2007; it was a real pleasure to meet you. It was immediately obvious from the photos on display that your ideas about what is worthy of a photograph match ours (although I must admit that your techniques are on a much higher plain).
Kaye took the first of the attached photos (A photo like Neil's). Imagine our great surprise to see your version of the same local architecture staring us in the face at the top of "your latest blog" - Symi Dream bliary.
|I loved the email about the heart rate decreasing until the ferry turns the corner. Mine does the opposite. That first sight of Yialos always gets to me even after all these years. Back for four weeks this September. Whatever can we do for that long? I expect we'll think of something. Still love looking at these photos, especially those showing people, and trying to identify them. Richard Parker
|Your website is almost a part of my daily routine. I check it often. I love it. My family is from Symi, but I live in America. Unlike other websites, you post many pictures of people and not just scenery. I was so excited to see some of my family members (after two years) on your website! Thank you. Maria.
||Just wanted to say that the unfortunate demise of Laskarina hasn't stopped us coming back to Symi for what will be our 7th time. We've decided to do it ourselves this time - on the basis that we know the routine now - fly into Rhodes ensuring you arrive in plenty of time, get bus or taxi to Rhodes commercial harbour and then get the Symi ferry around 6.00 pm - see the sun setting en route, the heart rate decreases steadily until you turn "the corner" and see those neo-Classical houses climbing up the hillside - the lights shimmering in the darkness. I can picture it now - it's the one thing that keeps me going from the end of May to the middle of May each year. Roll on 16th May - looking forward to a drink in Lefteris bar underneath the vine, spot of dinner at Georgios and a wander back up the few steps to Lefteris again on our first evening ready to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Symi for our annual two week pilgrimage.
Sorry to hear about your earworms (sounds nasty!)
As a cleanser try replacing whatever tune you are stuck with with the theme to the Pink Panther (you know the one - Henry Mancini)
After a couple of repeats the Pink Panther theme should fade away., along with the original 'infestation'
Give it a try
PS Not my idea - I read this elsewhere, but it does seem to work
Having just returned from a great week in Chorio on Symi, I wondered if anyone has photos of the elusive Symi spider ! We managed to spot one in the late evening last week but the 2 pics we took were out of focus and no-one believes that they really are as large as they are !
* If you have - e-mail them to SymiDream and we'll pass them on
Here's one we received: click here
And here's another of the horrid things: click here
Sorry to bother you, you've got a gorgeous picture (HERE) but whereabouts in Symi was it taken as I don't recognise it?*
We visited Symi last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's such a beautiful Island. We also bought a photo from your gallery. It was a one off, a photo inside a church and you distorted it so it was just an array of colours. It looks great in our house.
We will hopefully visit Symi next year as we have fallen in love with the island and don't want to stay away from it for too long.
* - It's the 'new' beach at Pedi, opposite Julie's bar, taken from George's taxi boat - Ed
|Hello James & Neil
Love the website- I enjoyed reading James Village View , keep up the good work. Sorry I can't figure out the competition will have another go next time.
We enjoyed a delious meal at the Windmill last week and send Rhiannon our best wishes for a successfull season. The slow cooked roast veg and the almond cake with brandy cream were delicious so I'm on the scrounge for the recipes - its our 30 wedding anniversary this year and we are inviting friends to ours for a BBQ and want to give them a taste of Symi.
As a side line to her business Rhiannon could compile a recipe book of customers favorites and have it on sale in her restaurant, I would certainly buy it!
The little pictures I bought from the art shop are now on my kitchen wall and will always remind me of sunny Symi.
Back to work now and the cold and rain of Manchester, see you all in the not too distant future.
Regards and best wishes
Tom & Annette Freeman
Hello Symi Dream people,
I am 13 Years old and I am from Symi both my parents grew up there, but I live in America... and so i usually go in the summer to see my grandparents and aunts and uncles. Your website is truly great because I can see Symi and all my friends without even being there. It's so AWESOME!! Keep up the good work.
America but from Symi
|Hello to Symi
Yes our visit to Symi was part of our dream. Being of
Greek descent, I found the island, and others, absolutely
I would like to know who, or where I can contact about
property for sale on Symi.
||Dear friends on Symi.... summer is over,
but I heard, weather is still fine in the south... we
here in Munich expect the first winterdays...it´s
cold already, tomorrow the first snow is predicted...brrrrr...
Time to surf the web, and accidently
I found Symidream-site!
Makes me dream ;-)
Remembering our marriage in June at
the Diamarchio, having our friends and families there,
the boat trip to Agia Marina and the planting of the
olive-tree, that Mercurios says he is taking care of
The greek lessons and conversations
with Leda, the fantastic dinner at Aktaion´s terrace
prepared and served by Stavros himself... we visited
our friends Roula and Takis and partied with Manos and
too much "Raki" some
Now, with all that sentimental feelings,
we forgive Symi the noise of too many cars, the (dangerous!)
racing motorbikes with sound´s that can make you
deaf (and might kill someone one day...), the Port Police
complaining at 12 in the night about a little Discomusic
coming from Aktaion´s terrace (our marriage party),
while some weeks later the Bars (empty nearly...) had
loud music on till 3 in the night... forgiven....
We will come back, of course, and moore
again in the harbour - and hopefully the mayor and people
of Symi will find until then a solution for that problem
of noise-pollution and parking-mess and the bikes´
racing.(fortunately I am not the only "complaining"
person about that, which might help)
>From here, cold Munich/Germany,
we send all our best wishes to Symi and wish you a nice
and calm winter.
See you in springtime, sure!
Have a good time!
SY Flexen Hex´n
for your speedy reply.
The Opera House sounds familiar, but then again we have
done a fair amount of on the spot research when looking
for rooms on previous visits so I cannot be sure.
I was looking through some photos of previous visits
hoping to glimpse some feature that would help pin point
the rooms. I only managed to find a couple showing the
steps leading up to the rooms. Typical white painted
risers nautrally but what might help is the 3 steps
turning right from the main flight onto a red half iron
entrance gate near the bottom and then at the top leading
to the first storey entrance area.
Also at the top of the flight of steps
is a fairly high stone wall behind which are a number
of large cactus plants are growing. The building itself
is white with mustard coloured balconies (2 facing onto
the street below with a small seating area nearest the
steps) surrounded by black ironwork and an old grapevine.
The only other thing I can remember
were a number of lemon trees on the other side of the
narrow street,about 10 yards down the hill. They are
behind a low wall and a chain link fence. I remember
because one escaped into my gin and tonic one evening!
Still, I think an easier solution
is finding the owner. Each time I have met him we are
always taken to the same rooms so I am assuming this
may be the only property he has for visitors. Having
thought more about the location of his store I can only
recall it was fairly long and narrow with the cash desk
immediately on your left as you walk in.
What I do know is that when standing
at the end of the bridge (Gold shop side) if you were
to walk between the large outdoor restaurant on your
right and the buildings which are set forward around
the harbour his store is situated on the left hand corner.
Or 40ish degrees East at a distance of no more than
10-15 yards. Barring GPS co-ordinates that’s me
done, and once again apologies for the length of this
post, lessons will are being learnt for any subsequent
James, thanks again for helping
me with this.
returning again to Symi at the start of September. This
year both My finacee and her Mum and dad and their best
friends will be enjoying the trip with us. Although I
have now visited Symi on I think 5 or 6 occasions I always
seem to misplace the names of the accommodation we stayed
in. I was hoping I could enlist the help of other visitors
on this forum.
is one particular group of rooms we particularly liked.
After leaving the ferry and walking past Pat & Ali’s
bar (p.s if anyone has Pats email I would be grateful,
again something else I managed to misplace) carry straight
on past the bridge past the square and the Disco on
the left. There are if I remember correctly 1 or two
boats (or bits off boats just off to your left. Heading
that way there is then a couple of steps leading to
a narrow street heading uphill which is just to the
right of the restaurant with the raised narrow seating
area at the front (I think the last time we went 2 years
ago that restaurant was then closed) Only a matter of
10-15 yards up the hill there are a number of 2 or 3
storey buildings, the first is locally inhabited the
second are the rooms I am trying to book, phew………
The owner has a store by the bridge (telephone kiosk
side) outside the store or just to the left of it are
a number of barrow stalls selling dried herbs and the
like. I cannot for the life of me remember the owner,
nor his son but if it helps are would say they were
about 65 and 30 respectively, hoping to do nobody a
disservice here ;-)
If all this sounds familiar and you have the name and
telephone number, or as mentioned Pat and Ali’s
email I would be extremely grateful.
don’t usually book ahead, or plan anything really
but with 6 this year getting us all in the one spot
might be tricky.
If we cannot find accommodation there any other recommendations
for air-con rooms around the harbor would be welcomed.
Thanks again, and apologies for the length of this post
||I am returning
to Symi for a second time with my best friend and her
husband. I will never forget the view as you enter the
harbour at Yialos. We are staying at Hotel Fiona this
year. Kali Strata here we come! I have looked at the Symi
visitor website nearly every day since we returned last
year. So looking forward to returning to paradise!
||Symi, we miss
you! Were there oct. 2003, and we're coming back. We look
at your pictures all the time, and we imagine we are there...
Tone and Tomm from Norway