Category Archives: History

Greece, Symi: Sea to Sky

The beach at Nanou is popular with visitors to Symi, not least because it is served by high-speed taxi boat and has a taverna under the shade of tamarisk trees.  I don’t do beach-days, I get bored and end up … Continue reading

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Greece, Symi: back to the Neolithic

Finally made it back to Greece.  Two months later than planned but it was great to be back on Symi. Up in the mountains, temperatures in the thirty’s, pushing up to 40, very pleasant breeze, minimum of 5 miles every … Continue reading

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Nisyros:  back to the fun!

September and perfect weather for trekking in the mountains on Nisyros.  Cloudless sky.  Refreshing breezes.  Hunters with their dogs and guns not yet descended on the island. Nisyros has some of the most dramatic landscapes and treks in Greece – … Continue reading

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Greece, Symi:  …… and now for something a little different

I don’t often go on the ‘Round-the-island’ boat trip but occasionally I do when I have visitors staying. Like recently.  There are a number of excellent reasons for doing it: 1  It’s a good way to see the island 2  … Continue reading

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Nisyros:  castles in the air

Nisyros has some of the most spectacular scenery and most spectacular treks in the Dodecanese. I first went there in 2001 on a day trip from Tilos.  We only had a few hours on the island but in that time … Continue reading

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Symi:  castles in the air

One of the great things about the smaller Greek islands such as Symi, Nisyros, Tilos, and the smaller villages on the larger islands such as Emborios on Kalymnos, is their peace and tranquillity.  In Greek it’s called ήσυχια. But it … Continue reading

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Nisyros: scratching the surface

Sandwiched between spending time on Symi I hopped a little further north in the Dodecanese to spend a couple of weeks on Nisyros.  Google it and you will see lots of photos of ‘The Volcano’ and the Paleocastro, both very … Continue reading

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