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Greece, Symi: The satisfaction of discovering. And undiscovering

After a brief sojourn on Nisyros, back to Symi, revisiting familiar and looking for new places.  There is great satisfaction in discovering new places.  But that’s ‘discovering’ in the sense that Columbus discovered America.  It was already there, complete with … Continue reading

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Symi:  a walk to the beach via the underworld and pre-history

I had walked to Nanou Beach a few times, a long trek up to ‘The Tarmac’, the road along the top of the ridge which is the main spine of the island, and then a 2½  kilometre drop down a … Continue reading

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Symi: hidden from view

At the end of my stay in Greece last year I spent a couple of weeks on Symi and on the last day there visited a cave with a friend which she remembered having been to some 20 years previously. … Continue reading

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Symi: below the surface

It has always struck me as odd that Symi, an island made up almost entirely of limestone, has no cave systems, or at least none that I could find out about. The ‘Round-the-Island’ boat trips advertised from the harbour offers … Continue reading

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Kalymnos: mountains and traditions

After the Easter celebrations it was back to the mountains and a change of plan. On Tuesday I caught the morning bus to Chora, the old village above the harbour, then set out to walk up a narrow gorge and … Continue reading

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Areopoli: from above the clouds to below ground and time warping

Tuesday, my first full day in Areopoli, was really something.  So was Wednesday!! The Plan-for-the-Day was to walk to the Pyrgos Dhirou caves, one of the major tourist attractions not only of Mani but of Greece outside of Athens.  I … Continue reading

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