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Living on a Greek island

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Symi Holidays

Symi Holidays
I just Googled ‘Symi Holidays’ to see what came up first. A load of adverts, as usual, followed by a lot of what I expected to see. It’s a shame that search engines don’t know what’s a local business in need of support, and what’s a huge company that is selling holidays to destinations none of their representatives have ever been to. We can all look through Trip Advisor and Booking.com these days – and I have used both myself, for cheaper prices and for ‘real people reviews’ – but how do you find the ones that matter? Searching for ‘local Symi holidays’ doesn’t help much, I got the same results.

Symi Holidays

Not our clouds

What I decided to do here is highlight three that I’d not seen before, just as links so if you are looking around for a Greek holiday and are not sure where to start, you can check them out and see what’s what. Of course, we support our local businesses, like Symi Visitor Accommodation, Kalodoukas Holidays and many others, but have you heard of these?

Love Holidays
Greek Island.co.uk
Alpha Rooms

They are just three search and find sites that have Symi listed. I’ve not looked at the in depth but you might like to spend your weekend checking them out and planning your next Symi visit, or your first. I also found an interesting Symi Beach Guide at Greek Islands which has a search box attached. This brought me three ideas for a ‘Symi Holiday’, 76 properties in Symi, a few nearby a place in Albania called Symiz and a few in Symington, Strathclyde – a bit further from my desired destination. I then noticed it linked into Booking.com and we were back to square one.

Symi Holidays

Looks so close

I think the point of this search exercise was to try and find something you may not have found before and there were several properties on these sites that I didn’t know existed. One was just down my street. Still, it might be a fun weekend activity for you.

As for me, I have no plans for the weekend apart from work, as usual, and maybe a walk now the weather has calmed, and there’s some much-needed housework to be done, a fig tree to cut back, a vine, ditto, and the concertina to try and learn. So, I will leave you with some random Symi Saturday photos taken recently and a few ideas for searching out your next holiday on Symi. Have fun.

Symi Holidays

Sunny shadows

Symi Holidays

One stunning Symi view

Symi Holidays

Symi Holidays

Symi Holidays

Early morning boat

Symi Holidays

Symi in the wet