We boarded the ferry at Rhodes town after what seemed like a very long coach ride. We were the first so we had the pick of the seats but we had an hour to wait for departure…
Symi is beautiful with its different coloured houses one on top of another. I did wonder as we arrived would there be enough room for us all… Another boat load came in and most people just seemed to disappear.
Our guide gave us a bit of the history of the island. Including telling us of St Paul who went after crashing in Rhodes to get his boat fixed. There are 300 churches on the island. He said that even though he was there for a short time his impact on sharing his faith is visible. “Faith gives the power to do the impossible” – sometimes it is the small occasions that have the biggest impact long term.
After the heat we headed back to the ferry to move down the coast to the Monastery. It was tucked away but bigger than expected. As we got off the ferry we realised on lady was in tears crawling on her hands and knees to go and give thanks for an answer to prayer only the women have to go on hands and knees!
We enjoyed the stop though didn’t find a new Icon to add to our collection.