May Postcards from Symi

Symi is emerging from hibernation now that the lockdown is starting to ease. Here are some photographs I took while out and about in the harbour early yesterday morning. As you can see, it is not exactly bustling but preparations are underway for a tentative start to the summer season which, in theory at least, starts on 15 May 2021. There is a lot that still needs to be clarified in terms of who is allowed to do what and there have been some very unpopular statements by politicians on Greek daytime TV suggesting, among other things, that while tourists will literally have the freedom of the country, the local residents will be sending SMSes for permits in perpetuity and that inter-regional travel will only be permitted with vaccination certificates or negative Covid-19 test results. This is fighting talk and governments have been hung out to dry for less so we shall see what the next few days bring.

In the meantime, here are some pictures to whet your appetite.

Author: adrianashum1960

Writer, foodie and self-sufficiency enthusiast.

4 thoughts on “May Postcards from Symi”

  1. Maybe quiet . But that’s Symi ..lovely photos . So good to see a nd get updates of the Island Stay safe .be there September šŸ˜

  2. Hello Adriana,
    I have a question : Can we do a PCR test on Symi to go back to Europe.
    And how long it takes to get a result.
    Thank you.

    1. Unfortunately there are no facilities for doing a PCR test on Symi. The testing centres are on Rhodes. Please see my recent post which lists these. As the test samples are usually sent by plane to Athens for processing you would have to have the test done at least the day before you travel to be sure of getting the results in time before you fly. At the moment the testing facilities on Rhodes are only open Monday to Friday mornings.

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