Travel Blogs from Symi
... is a small town on the end of the peninsula. I was met by my host who took me to a beautiful farm just outside the main town. Turkey is exceptionally dry and they have few days of rainfall each year; the temperatures can be extremely high. I only arrived at the end of August, but even then temperatures peaked at 43 degrees!
Datca is a beautiful place, but very small and hidden from the main tourists who generally go ...
... Knights rebuilt in Malta. Although the Turks ruled justly there was a general decline in commerce and building over the next 400 years. The Italians took over the Island in 1912 and Mussolini restored much of the architecture. Eventually Rodos was handed back to Greece in 1948. Phew! A bit of a potted history! You can tell we have a sea day and I have a bit more time on my hands! We set off about 8.30 and took the bus past the old city and along the coast with long beaches and ...
We elected to head back to Turkey for one last look at the beautiful coast there before ending our trip in Bodrum. Captain Guner selected Orak, which is a small island just off the coast that he says is very popular in summertime. There were still several boats there that came and went during the 24 hours that we were there, plus there was an ice-cream boat that came along and sold ...
... when we arrived at Chora we completely missed the stairs up to the monastery but had a great time wandering around this picturesque village, spotting restaurants with views for lunch and a bakery! We came across a church which we thought might be the monastery but were shooed out by the priest as he was leaving and locking everything. A bit more wandering and we found the monastery albeit from the back door. We met up briefly with Scott and Julie who had taken ...
The island of Rhodes is another big tourist attraction with many beach resorts and hotels. I was told tourist season has another 2 weeks and then everything closes. The weather has been great, sunny in the mid 20's. This is a good time of year to go, perhaps not as crowded and not as hot.
We went to the village of Lindos a typical island village with whitewashed houses and narrow winding ...
Other places to stay in Symi
Akti Georgiou Gennimata , Symi | 3 star hotelfrom $89
Harani, Symi | Hotelfrom $67
Gialos-Symi, Symi | Hotelfrom $102
Symi | 2 star hotelfrom $61
Akti Gennimata , Symi | Hotelfrom $80
Chorio, Symi | Hotelfrom $46
Nimborios Bay, Symi | Hotelfrom $87
Kali Strata, Symi | Hotelfrom $46
Symi | 2 star hotelfrom $48