Expedition Team: Jacque Kelly, Dave Miler Expedition Date: April 2018
Jacque & I took a boat from the island of Rhodes to the small island of Symi (population 2,100). When the town’s economy was based on the ship building and sponge industries it had a population of 22,000. Today, the economy is driven by tourism.
After docking and visiting the beautiful Monastery of the Archangel Michael, we drove over a small mountain with an incredible view of Symi, with hundreds of colorful houses. The Municipal Clock tower was built circa 1880 (Photo#4). We walked through the village and visited World War II ruins (Photo#6) that still have not been repaired, churches and shops.
For lunch I had a healthy octopus salad. Cats were everywhere especially at the restaurant begging for food (Photo#9 & #10). Jacque took a refreshing swim in the harbor. Nearby an old man repairing a fishing net seemed so “old Greece”. A statue of a boy pointing overlooks the bay. The beautiful, bright colored houses of the city created outstanding photos.