Ithomi restaurant

Ithomi restaurant

We visited Ithomi last year, and this year the menu was almost exactly the same, although sadly the Briam al forno was off. I had pork baked in the oven, as I did a year earlier. Unusually, Jenny did not order a Greek salad, but went for a salad made of tomatoes,...
Monastery at Xomatero

Monastery at Xomatero

When we had parked the car, on a steep slope on the hill overlooking the monastery, I put 5 euros in my pocket just in case they expected a donation. In fact the monastery was completely deserted. We were visiting in the late afternoon, and I had expected that the...
Ag And

Ag And

We abbreviated the name of the beach at Agios Andreas to Ag And because saying it in full took too much energy. Agios Andreas is a small beachside town at the bottom of the hill from Logga. It has a tiny fishing harbour, with brightly coloured boats and the occasional...
Holiday reading

Holiday reading

My book of the holiday was Modern Greek Writing, edited by David Ricks. I’ve always thought of Greek poetry in terms of C.P. Cavafy and George Sefiris, neither of whom particularly grabbed me when I read them in translation. This anthology has a mixture of...
Tsapi beach

Tsapi beach

I always imagine the drive down to Tsapi beach to be shorter than it actually is. Although the beach and taverna are among the most delightful, and the views of the sea and hills on the way down are postcard lovely, I cannot take them in because the road has more...
Ancient Messene

Ancient Messene

We had decided on a short visit due to the heat, but we ended up taking our time, sitting on the ancient stones in the shade of the olive trees, and catching the breeze wherever we could find it. I was in a particularly good mood because at the gate they had accepted...
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