Monthly Archives: August 2014

Symi: a trek to a time before Greece

It began when I was lying on a wall at Agios Nikolaos Stenou monastery on the top of the ridge between Nimborio Bay and the open channel which separates Symi and Greece from Turkey, the dividing line between Europe and … Continue reading

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Symi: a jaunt down a mini-gorge

The pattern of my days on Symi is different to previous years.  I spend the morning doing chores around the house and writing.  By midday I have had enough of both and need to get out into the mountains and/or … Continue reading

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Symi: a trek into the past

I’m fascinated by deserted settlements.  They show the stark effects of seismic economic shifts, technological development, and climate change.  They can also show how people lived decades ago.  Whenever I am on Tilos I visit and write about the deserted … Continue reading

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