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Latest Blog Posts for Adriana's Symi-a Greek island diary.

  • Moody Weather
    on Mar 11, 2011
    After a week of extremely cold weather on Symi temperatures will start to creep up into double digits from tomorrow, helped by calm conditions as the gale force winds have finally abated. Much of Greece has had snowfall, as has neighbouring Turkey. I...
  • Things I love about Symi
    on Mar 8, 2011
    Low clouds over Pedi this morning.One of the things I love about Symi.Temperatures are barely in double figures in our small corner of Greece today but despite ominous looking clouds on Sunday afternoon it did not rain on Symi’s carnival parade&nbs...
  • A Bank Holiday Long Weekend
    on Mar 4, 2011
    Not snow but drifts of almond blossom.There's always something interesting on the horizon on Symi.The lizards are starting to wake up and are easy to photograph because they are still sluggish in the low temperatures.As I was walking down the Kali St...
  • The Tides of Global Affairs
    on Feb 28, 2011
    A Symi Dog and a Winter Sky.Puddles and PetalsThe small island of Symi is once again affected by the tides of global affairs. Regular readers of this page will be aware of the vagaries of Symi’s ferry service in the winter and also that the Proteus...
  • Torrents
    on Feb 26, 2011
    The Agia Marina River at the head of the Pedi ValleySymi has been buffeted by heavy rain and thunderstorms all week with 150 mm of rain recorded between Wednesday midday and Friday morning. The water in the harbour is a muddy brown as the Kataraktis...
  • A Tide of Greenery
    on Feb 21, 2011
    It is a damp grey day on Symi. Tepid winter sun is struggling to break through a sheet of cloud and it is decidedly chilly in the office today. With so much rain Symi is looking particularly lush and visitors who are only familiar with the island’s...
  • Down the LaneThe ruined windmills on the ridge between Chorio and Yialos.  The low stone wall on the right of the crest, just before the rocky outcrop,  is Pontikokastro (Mouse Castle).  This is a neolithic stone circle, sometimes referred to as th...
  • On the Islands
    on Feb 14, 2011
    Daisies growing wild in the top of an old dry stone wall.A lone yacht glides past the entrance to Pedi Bay, destination unknown.The lanes in Chorio often make use of existing rocky outcrops to save on paving.A cyclamen finds a home in a dry stone wal...
  • Pink and White
    on Feb 11, 2011
    A cold north wind is keeping the rain clouds at bay and it is a bright dry day here on the small Greek island of Symi in the Southern Dodecanese. In the last few days the almond trees have started to blossom, celebrating the lengthening days with del...
  • Among the Wild Flowers
    on Feb 7, 2011
    Symi's Acropolis Shining in the SunA Symi Cat Wild Flowers in the Pedi Valley.  The bees really enjoy themselves on days like this.A Small Seasonal Spring in ChorioIt is a crisp winter’s day on the small island of Symi in the Dodecanese. The t...
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