Symi - the great trek - two

by Robert Moffat September. 02, 2009 2235 views

And so the walk went on….
In the pictures we start at Agios Ioannis Theologos where there is cool shade, lovely water from a cistern behind, and views through the trees to Ag Emilianos. This was a delightful rest!

Wes et off again through the juniper forest starting to make our way downwards. Then as we left the forest we were on a narrower path going steeply downhill over rocky ground- it was hard going and I fell down once - so not so many pictures!

Then we reach the bottom and my heart sank as I realised that to get to out destination we had to climb up another steep rocky hillside first.

But eventually - and towards the rear of our group I arrived at the jetty that leads to the Monastry - and to the boat that was moored there and waiting for me was …

a glass of ouzo - I think it was the nicest ouzo I've ever had!

We were not walking back ( thank goodness - it was 12 noon now and very hot!) but going on a cruise round the island.

the tiny chapel of Ioannis Theologos

a cool and tranquil interior

lovely view - still a long way to go

following the path! the two stones tell you to turn right

look at the colour of that water!

a lovely spot

getting nearer - our boat has arrived

down - are we near?

No! got to climb right up again…arrrggghhh

nice figs!

definitely closer

just this beach to go

the jetty at last!

here - I was shattered!

lovely little spot

and off - looking back at where we walked

going round the island

I find Symi's terrain very appealing

look at the layers in this rock - rock of ages!

whilst we had been walking, some people had come round on the boat and gone fishing

Wow! love this one

a nice evening meal for someone!

and still we went on - past the lovely coast line - drinking the odd ouzo and heading towards our lunch destination.

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Jacki 8 years ago

Oops, I forgot to agree that the view and water are fabulous!

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Jacki 8 years ago

This is "vacation"??? Looks like a lot of work to me! I'm afraid I'm terribly lazy. I once started out on a hike to some lovely spot in Hawaii, got tired, and turned around without getting there... it wasn't the first time. :)

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Lynda 8 years ago

Thanks for taking me along??beautiful photos.

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Jennye 8 years ago


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Alexandra Pechabaden 8 years ago

Haha to Terry!!!

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Alexandra Pechabaden 8 years ago

The figs didn't look quite ripe yet! But they look very nice!

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