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

Village in Winter

Village in Winter

Today, just a couple of shots of the village in winter mode. Quiet, cooling down, laid back, neighbourly, but still carrying on as usual. There are fewer people about, of course, but the churches, supermarkets and cafes continue to be the hubs of the village and places where people meet to catch up with news and share info. The village square continues to be the place for children to meet and play after school, and it’s safer now there are fewer mopeds driving through because there are no, or very few, tourists visiting. We have had a cruise ship call in once a week over the past couple of weeks. Apparently, it holds around 96 people, but we’ve watched it from the balcony and never seen anyone get off. I think they disembark, get straight onto coaches (out of our line of sight) and then head to Panormitis for the day, but that’s only a guess. So, generally, quiet and cool and dry, but bad weather is forecast for tomorrow when we are supposed to be going to Rhodes. Note: there may not be another post here for a couple of days, but if it looks like it’s going to be really wet, we’ll postpone our trip until the weekend after. Anyway, the photos of an empty village…

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