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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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Kalymnos: peace and tranquillity at the end of summer

I finished my summer in Greece  with a short stay on Kalymnos.  Its population of 16,000, making it the third most populous island in the Dodecanese group after Rhodes and Kos, is considerably increased in the summer by tourists.   However, … Continue reading

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Symi: high points

Having been identified as the Third Man and knowing he was pursued by Joseph Cotton, Orson Wells took to the labyrinthine sewers with a multiplicity of escape options and made the most memorable Sewer Speech ever.  Unfortunately most Hollywood villains … Continue reading

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Kalymnos: colour and signals in the crags

I’m back on Symi now, very busy trekking and photographing in the mountains with a  friend.  Some unusual shots to follow.  A good number of  ‘Wow!’ moments. But first, a brief snapshot of Kalymnos and more particularly of Emborios, a … Continue reading

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Tilos: images, looking back.

I’m back home now and trying to sort out my garden and come to terms with the vagaries of British weather.  The vegetables would have shrivelled and died if a friend hadn’t watered them for me in the heat and … Continue reading

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Tilos: sea to sky and back again (3)

Gherondas, the third of the small peaks backing Livadia Bay which I set out to find a way to the top of, proved to be as interesting and distinctive as the other two, Thymadheri and Vounos Again  the initial approach … Continue reading

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