Dekati Epeskepsi

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Re: Dekati Epeskepsi

Postby Pollychops » 07 Sep 2019, 04:05

Lisa B wrote:Pollychops, does this mean you were on St Nicks on Thursday? :D It's funny to think we were all there the same time, does make you wonder who's who...


Lisa B, it would appear so......small world isn't it.
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Re: Dekati Epeskepsi

Postby Pollychops » 07 Sep 2019, 04:49

Day eight.
Today is our last full day so another early rise for me and post day seven and see another sunrise. We decide today we will have some wandering through the village and meet up later in the day. After another breakfast of yoghurt and fruit topped with toasted almonds and honey we set off on our way. Kim heads straight down to the harbour ( shopping me thinks ) and I head uphill to stroll through the lanes in the village. Looking at all the old and interesting buildings and the maze of turnings I think of what it could have been like over a hundred years ago and came to the conclusion if you took away the power and telephone cables, the scooters it would have looked exactly as it is. I stop off for a coffee in the OT before heading down the steps. I catch up with Kim in one of the little boutique shops along from Merakilis were she is purchasing a lovely linen blouse to add to her collection, she doesn't spot me so I carry on and head off to Elphidas for some people watching and a beer with some lovely mezes. I then head off around past Nos beach walk along the road to Nimborio before taking the zig zag route back up towards the small chapel and take in the wonderful view that presents itself to me. It hot today so some shade is required for a short stop before heading back down the other side into the square at the back of the harbour. An ice cream is called for at this point and the man next to Symi visitor shop who sells ice cream made out of goats milk has another sale and I opt for one scoop of coconut and one of yoghurt with red berries, another half hour wasting away on a bench people watching whilst enjoying the spoils of my walk..... tough isn't it? Back up the steps I catch up with
Kim and see the spoils of her day with the small array of shopping bags. Tonight is our last night and as always we take a stroll around the harbour to Tholos. We start with Fava and Aubergines followed by grilled prawns and grilled sea bass with a side of lemon potatoes and small tomato salad. The prawns come up rather large and are cooked to perfection, plump, juicy and full of flavour, the sea bass is meaty, flaky and falls off the bone and the lemon potatoes are a wonderful partner to both dishes. We end our evening with our goodbyes for another year and head back to Eva for a coffee and nightcap. We catch the 10 o'clock bus as we are a bit tired and intend to start the packing which surprisingly only takes half an hour so a final sit on the terrace with a coffee ends the day. Tomorrow we are on the 16.30 to Rhodes so intend to have a wander and maybe spend some time @ St Nicks before we depart. Just finishing off the post and enjoyed my last sunrise which today I can clearly see the hills of Turkey behind a soft, warm glow. The dawn chorus is in full swing and the village is waking up to another fine day. A very enjoyable way to start my day.
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Re: Dekati Epeskepsi

Postby Gemma1 » 07 Sep 2019, 08:11

Thanks for sharing your holiday with us, it's been a great read :) Enjoy your last hours on Symi and safe travels home for this afternoon.
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Re: Dekati Epeskepsi

Postby rockbottom » 08 Sep 2019, 08:57

Really enjoyed your blog, looking forward to Wednesday when we are coming over for two weeks!
We have already booked for September next year staying for the first time in Taxiarchis, you have whetted our appetite.
Safe journey.
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Re: Dekati Epeskepsi

Postby silverfox » 08 Sep 2019, 11:47

Many thanks for sharing your precious time on Symi with us all.

We can't wait for our late late trip in 4 weeks time.

Note: I must try the Nimborio walk the other way round along the road first!

Enjoy your time Rockbottom!
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Re: Dekati Epeskepsi

Postby katy » 09 Sep 2019, 10:21

All a lovely appetiser for our visit!
Packing now for our flight to Rhodes tomorrow afternoon, early ferry and feet on Symi at 9:30 Wednesday. Really looking forward to our return (again!)
Many thanks for the blog.
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Re: Dekati Epeskepsi

Postby Gemma1 » 10 Sep 2019, 08:22

katy wrote:All a lovely appetiser for our visit!
Packing now for our flight to Rhodes tomorrow afternoon, early ferry and feet on Symi at 9:30 Wednesday. Really looking forward to our return (again!)
Many thanks for the blog.


Have a wonderful trip Katy - though I'm sure you will. I go to Crete next week but so wish I was going to Symi - only 53 weeks until I'm back there ;)
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Re: Dekati Epeskepsi

Postby D and E » 10 Sep 2019, 10:12

D away, so E writing this reply :o Loved your blog Pollychops - thanks for keeping us going with your Symi tales whilst sitting here in rainy Wales. We’re on the 4 week countdown now so hopefully someone will take over the blogging baton during this time to keep us going. Hint hint Katy :D
Who knows, we may get a double D and E dose this year - D can do his usual stuff and I may chip in with my Symi retail experiences of which there are many :D
Off to dream about large prawns and lemon potatoes now and also hunt for that elusive pair of ‘perfect shorts’. The quest goes on!
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