Sweet little Symi

During our brief jaunt to Rhodes town we took a ferry over to the glorious little island of Symi. Here’s the first views of the colourful little houses clinging to the hillside.

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As the ferry pulls into Yialos (the main harbour) we get a closer look at the tiers of housing. Mostly in pastel shades but with the odd rebels with bright shades of red and yellow.

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Here’s another view of Yialos the main harbour with a few glamorous sail boats.

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Beyond the harbour is a distant view of hills while a girly pink scooter contrasts nicely with the yellow fishing nets. Meanwhile this gorgeous colour combo on a local house catches my eyes too

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Symi’s recorded history goes back as far as the Trojan Wars (1120 BC)

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At its height Symi was a thriving island with a population of more than 22,000.  It was renowned for its boat-building, sponge-fishing, wine-making, its wood-carvers and icon-painters.

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The tranquail harbour has a plethora of little boats bobbing on the azure waters.

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You can still buy traditional sponges from lots of different shops along the harbour front.

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So many colourful houses and shops jostle for position and demand photographing!

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I love the delicate circular details at the top of lots of the roof lines.

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So many permutations of candy colours to enjoy.

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Moving up from the harbour we set off to explore Chorio, the village area.

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Naturally I find lots of lovely paint based things to point my camera at. Including this amazing blue set of steps.

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There’s unusual artwork, colourful shops and icecream around every corner.

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Neil gets his fix of the creamy goodness and we actually get someone to take a picture of the two of us for once!

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Symi is a compact, colourful and delightful place for a day trip or for a longer, laid back break.

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Next up we’re off to visit the pretty little monastry at Panormitis with its ornate floor and decoration.

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One comment

  1. AnaLuciaSilva · January 23, 2015

    What a beautiful place =) Thanks for sharing

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