>> Monday, April 24, 2017 – April on Symi, April weather, harbour improvements, Symi's famous amphitheatre harbour
|Pachos kafeneion near our office is closed for a few days for its annual spring-clean and repaint. It is quite common here to see business owners doing their own painting and decorating.|
|The two boutiques on the other side of us are now open.|
|You must admit, Symi harbour is exceptionally photogenic.|
|The herb and spice shop by the bridge has opened for the summer.|
|The mulberry trees that were planted in the town square a few years ago have suddenly turned into proper trees and should provide good shade.|
|The view from the Symi Visitor Accommodation balcony today.|
|Pretty spring pastels are always in fashion on Symi.|
|A quiet lane in Yialos.|
Work has resumed across the bay, on the new commercial harbour and jetty, and I can hear a steady distant 'tok-tok-tok' as they chip away at the rocky shoreline. They are still creating a large flat area at the base of the hill and widening the frontage as far as Petalo. Once this becomes operational there will be far less heavy vehicle traffic through Yialos as the car ferries will dock and unload there instead of at the clock tower. Symi may also then provide shelter to occasional cruise ships late in the season when strong winds and heavy swells close Rhodes harbour.
Sorry but that's it for poppy pictures for another year!
Have a good week.