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

St Nicholas Beach

St Nicholas Beach

We didn’t do the round the island boat trip on Monday because it was off on a private charter. Instead, we took a taxi boat around to St Nicholas beach, St Nick’s as it tends to be called. We went with one of the Loukas boats, €9.00 each return from Yialos, and takes only a few minutes to get there. It wasn’t too busy on the beach, there are plenty of sunbeds (€3.50), and it was very peaceful until after lunch when the snoring started – not me and not for long.

Lunch for me was chicken souvlaki (€10.00) at the taverna where the waiters are young and friendly, full of fun and very professional. It’s a family-run beach, bar and taverna and a popular place for visitors due to the sandy beach and shallow waters until you get further out. You can also walk to and from St Nick’s via the improved path from/to Pedi. We took the taxi boat back. The wind was getting up, and there was some splashing of our party towards the back of the boat. All great fun.Sept 10 14 Sept 10 13 Sept 10 11

I went in the sea!

I went in the sea!

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