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

Panormitis week

Panormitis week

This is the week of the Panormitis festival. I was out yesterday for my walk and saw various coaches and lots of cars heading up the mountains to the various churches that celebrate the feast of St Michael, and other saints around this time. I was doing my usual trek up to the monastery and back and took a couple of photos village en route.

Carpet sellers not quite open for business at that time of day

Carpet sellers not quite open for business at that time of day

Tomorrow, I am heading to Rhodes for the weekend so there won’t be a blog after Friday until next Wednesday, probably, and then I will be heading off to Athens the following Friday and back the Wednesday after that. Not quite jet-setting as I’m going by boat, so boat-setting maybe? I’ve paid for a cabin (on the way to Athens, it’s not worth having one for the Rhodes trip, one sneeze, and you’ve arrived) and paid the extra to have it to myself. I once made the mistake of sharing a cabin with a stranger – this was when I was in my 20s, poor and doing the boat/train to Amsterdam for a long weekend. The horror of what came next is outlined in ‘Symi, Stuff & Nonsense’ my book of travel tales, observations and life on Symi as we saw it when we first arrived. The Symi sections give you more details on certain days and events than you find in ‘Symi 85600’ which covers our first five years here.

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As usual, the links to the books that I put here are for Amazon.co.uk, but they are available from all Amazon stores around the world.

As you can see, still bright and sunny on Symi

As you can see, still bright and sunny on Symi