Symi Views

Chorio cats, views from the top and other Sunday musings from Adriana on Symi.

blog 29 July 2018 b
You know it is hot when the cats seek out the shade for their snoozes.  I spotted this one up by the museum at the top of Chorio.
blog 29 July 2018 c
If you go up the Chorio museum by bus, ask the driver to drop you off at Lavinia/Sevasti/Lieni and walk along the lane as far as you can go, until you come to some broad steps to your left.  Go up the steps and you will come to this square.  If you walk through the narrow lane between the pink house with the blue shutters and the white steps with the wrought iron bannister, the museum is the white building on your right, a sliver of which is just visible in this photograph.
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The lane from the bus stop to the museum.  As you can see, this is very much a traditional residential area. Note the obligatory cat.
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Looking down at Pedi bay from the top of Lieni. The footpath to St Nicholas beach is clearly visible on the right.  The ochre and blue building in the centre foreground is the Pedi Beach Hotel.  The strip of brown just visible at the bottom left is the ravaged football field, destroyed in the flood of 13 November 2017.
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Looking north from Lieni, towards Nimborio bay and the island of Nimos. The houses in the foreground are part of central Chorio and are on the ridge that divides Yialos from Chorio and Pedi.  If you look carefully you can see the towers remaining of two old windmills.
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Solar water heaters are popular in this part of the world for obvious reasons. They can, however, heat to dangerous temperatures as they cannot be regulated.  This is one way of turning down the thermostat when the water from the hot tap starts steaming.
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The view from the first view site on the road up the Vigla, looking north towards Nimos and Nimborio bay. That fast boat roaring out is a water taxi.  Looking for landmarks, on the far left of the photograph you can see remnants of the castle walls in Chorio with Evangelismos church in Harani behind.  The windmills are easier to pick out on the right, marching up the curve of the ridge.  The dark cypress trees mark the location of Agios Elfeteris church at Kampos in central Chorio with the main Chorio carpark just visible next to it.
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Villa Jasmine was a very popular Symi Visitor listing down in Pedi.  A three-bedroomed house by the seaside with every comfort you could wish for, absolute privacy and fabulous views, it is now available at an extremely reasonable price through AirBnB.
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Author: adrianashum1960

Writer, foodie and self-sufficiency enthusiast.

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