After quite a busy weekend, Symi is now almost tourist-less as the end of season approaches alarmingly fast.
Many left this morning, including the visiting teams who have been playing in the island’s junior football tournament, more, including me, leave this afternoon. Most direct flights to the rest of Europe end by Saturday when the international airline timetable change takes place.
Day trippers are getting fewer too. Three boats have arrived from Rhodes so far today, but only about 70 people have got off.
The Symi Bus is also now on the winter timetable, there is no 15:00 from Yialos/ 15:30 from Pedi, and the last bus from Yialos is now 21:00.
The weather is breaking up a little too. Yesterday saw some periods of heavy rain ,though late afternoon was sunny and the evening dry and warm. This morning everyone was woken up by thunder at 6am, but there was only light rain and now the sun is drying things up.