Picture Postcard Perfect: Symi, Greece | TravelResearchOnline

Picture Postcard Perfect: Symi, Greece

October 27, 1957. That’s the day I was born. October 27, 2015. That’s the day I spent in one of the most beautiful places ever: Symi, Greece.

Few of us, if any, on Seabourn Sojourn had visited this charming Greek island just 12 miles from Turkey. Francisco, Seabourn Sojourn’s shore concierge manager, was in as much awe as we were as we toured this tiny town that sprawls up hillsides.

The 1988 film Pascali’s Island, starring Ben Kingsley and Helen Mirren, was filmed here. On our visit, every turn around every corner revealed something that looked like it came from a Hollywood set.

Here’s my day in pictures — make that my birthday in pictures — on the island of Symi.

Seabourn Sojourn anchored off Symi, Greece.

[/media-credit] Seabourn Sojourn anchored off Symi, Greece.

View of Symi, Greece.

[/media-credit] View of Symi, Greece.

Greek goat.

[/media-credit] Greek goat.

Idyllic Greece.

[/media-credit] Idyllic Greece.

Church in Symi, Greece.

[/media-credit] Church in Symi, Greece.

Inside the church in Symi, Greece.

[/media-credit] Inside the church in Symi, Greece.

Church courtyard in Symi, Greece.

[/media-credit] Church courtyard in Symi, Greece.

View of Symi.

[/media-credit] View of Symi.

Seabourn Sojourn anchored off Symi, Greece.

[/media-credit] Seabourn Sojourn anchored off Symi, Greece.

What is it with laundry put out to dry?

[/media-credit] What is it with laundry put out to dry?

Seabourn Sojourn anchored off Symi, Greece.

[/media-credit] Seabourn Sojourn anchored off Symi, Greece.

Seabourn Sojourn anchored off Symi, Greece.

[/media-credit] Seabourn Sojourn anchored off Symi, Greece.

Symi, Greece.

[/media-credit] Symi, Greece.

Waterfront in Symi, Greece.

[/media-credit] Waterfront in Symi, Greece.

Sponges in Symi, Greece.

[/media-credit] Sponges in Symi, Greece.

Seabourn Sojourn sails away from Symi with a full moon in our wake.

[/media-credit] Seabourn Sojourn sails away from Symi with a full moon in our wake.


An avid traveler and an award-winning journalist, Ralph Grizzle produces articles, video and photos that are inspiring and informative, personal and passionate. A journalism graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ralph has specialized in travel writing for more than two decades. To read more cruise and port reviews by Ralph Grizzle, visit his website at www.avidcruiser.com.

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