Friday, June 1, 2012
So tomorrow I will be taking the Dodekanisos Express (high-speed ferry) to Symi! My jewelry exhibition at the Olive Tree Cafe is scheduled on Sunday as a part of the Queen's Jubilee Party, and I will spend a little time on the island and will be back in Rhodes on Monday afternoon. For those of you who haven't seen last year's posts from Symi, here is a preview of the island's views! Symi is an enchanting little island just a few miles off the Turkish coast of Anatolia and quite close to Rhodes too (50 minutes by speed boat). Time seems to stand still here, as mass tourism has never arrived and never will. Wonderful neoclassical houses line the main town's natural harbour, and the white-washed alleys and stairs leading up the hills are just dreamy. The Olive Tree is located in the upper village (Chorio), and it's really more-than-just-a-cafe, as Jenine and Tina offer so much more than lovely drinks and food! They host lots of interesting events, they organize walking tours and even art classes. So this is a great location for my show!