My husband Martyn and I love the Dodecanese Islands and have visited Rhodes, Symi, Leros, Kalymnos, Kos, Lipsi and Patmos, also Samos further north, which is not part of the chain.
We have a special fondness for Symi, having spent our honeymoon there.
I admit to the odd longing when I click on to the Symi webcam.
When I wrote this, it was 17:45 and a sunny 15 degrees on Symi while in Guildford it was 14:45, mist, drizzle and 11 degrees.
My first novel Terrible with Raisins (Or ‘All the things I forgot to do before I was fifty’ nearly finished) starts in Symi. The first chapter is here
Leros is another for which we have a special affection, particularly because of the wonderful warmth and generosity of Michael and Eftxchia Varnas and their family, especially their granddaughter, Little Eftxchia – or Fifi as she is sometimes known. Michael and Eftxchia live in Pandeli, an island idyll if there ever was one as you see . . .