Monthly Archives: June 2015

Symi: The Day I Shrank, and other adventures

One: The Shadow Sunday 21 June, the summer solstice, time to climb Oros Vigla, highest mountain on Symi.  The summit is barely a mile from the house as the crow flies but I’m not a crow so the 500 metres … Continue reading

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Symi: into a hidden valley, the past and beyond

I am increasingly fascinated by not just going ‘off piste’ on the Greek islands, but trying to understand the faint signs of the rich cultural past, trying to tread softly and see the wildlife and the plant life.  There is … Continue reading

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Symi: the end of Spring

A wet winter and a cool spring made for an even more than usually vivid display of colour and life on Symi, the island reputed to be the hottest and driest in Greece.  In the summer months it is bleached … Continue reading

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