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Symi: a trek to the ridge at the end of Europe

One of my favourite easier walks on Symi is to Nimborio, the original harbour on the island,  and then along the narrow shingly/pebbly beach and a steep zigzag climb up the razor-sharp limestone crags at the far side to the … Continue reading

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Symi:  wandering the mountains in a search for the past

My jaunt along the Kokkinochoma peninsula ‘Trekking to a time before Greece’ and finding the fortified platform and other stuff, which I think are Pelasgian remains (though with no corroborating expert evidence this is conjecture), set in the top of … 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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Tilos: a walk to the beach the day after the mountain destroyed my sandals

Though I set out with that specific intention, I didn’t get to have a swim on the day that The Mountain Destroyed My Sandals.  I passed the top of the path down to Depsoti To Nero on my way back … Continue reading

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Symi: an eye catching trek

With temperatures rising and more stable summer weather settling in, by the middle of May the wide variety of flora and fauna, though still there, was becoming less evident on the Hot Rock which is Symi. Before my friend returned … 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: wildlife on a (moderately) wild walk, a micro view

Summer  seems to have settled into Symi in the last week.  Temperatures in the low twenties and rising.  Mostly clear skies.  With a gentle breeze walking in the mountains just about perfect. Walking with a friend for who, like me, … Continue reading

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