I'm really jealous of people who enjoy fish. People really seem to relish it. I can only eat haddock and scampi, even though I'm Pisces and grew up in a what was Britain's largest herring fishing port, in the north of Scotland. As a matter of interest, if we talk about sea food, why do we not talk about land food? Just a thought. Bob.
Last nights visit to Johnnys taverna didn’t disappoint, the interior decor has undergone a major makeover, but it hasn’t lost its charm. 5 of us in our party, I ate roast feta with peppers and chilli to start followed by lamb chops, 6 chops in my portion , plenty of meat on the bone and nice and crispy. The total bill for 5 of us, 2courses each ( nobody could manage a dessert) wine , beer etc €120. Once bill had been paid Johnny gave us a free round of drinks on the house, an excellent gesture. I recommend anyone to visit. Stopped for a nightcap at Main Street bar, at midnight it was the young waitress birthday, a cake was produced and the whole bar sang wishing her a happy birthday, a lovely end to the day. Today beautiful and sunny, clear blue sky’s, temperatures in the high 20s, spent the day on megali ammos beach, quite busy but not crowded, called into cafe del mar on our way off the beach where we shared a Greek salad and wine, a lovely spot to spend some time. Tonight we aim to eat in one of the excellent tavernas at the waters edge along the club strip, uncertain of which particular one, but we have never had a bad meal in any of them. We are pleasantly surprised at how busy town is, by no means hectic but comfortable, and enough bodies frequenting eating/drinking establishments, I know the locals are happy and appreciative of tourists being here.
I’ve never had scampi. Google says it’s shrimps. Does it come peeled? Does it come with chips?
You've missed a treat Dennis. It comes battered and most places give you 10 pieces. In a restaurant, it usually comes with chips and peas but you can also get it from a lot of chip shops (although a man of your calibre probably doesn't frequent such establishments). Sainsbury's sell Jumbo Whitby Scampi, not the best, but it is quick and easy. All the best for tomorrow, if my memory serves me correctly, which it often doesn't! Bob
Some friends flew home yesterday so we stayed around town to see them off, wandered onto the bourtzi for a coffee, time just seems to pass by whilst sitting watching boats/ferries go past, a lovely way to spend a couple of hours in a beautiful setting. My good lady wife decided we needed to start shopping for presents to take home for the grandchildren, I was happily impressed by all , locals and tourists alike, obeying the rules about mask wearing and spatially distancing in the shops, somehow presents for grandchildren morphed into a new handbag and jewellery for herself. Met back with friends in SeaU taverna to have a light lunch and say our goodbyes, bumped into Margie ( ex rooftop bar) and spent some time reminiscing about previous visits which was nice. Headed to the club strip for our evening meal, liminaki, the setting is wonderful with the views back to town, managed to get a waters edge table so even better. A couple of drinks at Main Street, it’s a joy that all visitors seem to leave their inhibitions at home and are sociable, many conversations with folk on adjacent tables, quite a few are only here as their original holiday to other Greek islands fell foul of quarantine laws, all seem delighted with Skiathos as an alternative. Town again reasonably busy, it appears that a lot of folk staying out of town are venturing in due to lack of places open in other areas. This morning need to complete government form for our flight home Friday, however a storm forecast Friday/Saturday, power cut alerts being posted on Skiathos news sites, unsure if jet 2 have previously landed into Skiathos in wet conditions, so part expecting a possible additional nights stay, if this happens I suspect we will have to resubmit our government form. Heading to the twilight taverna overlooking megali ammos for lunch, have had this recommended, and I think marmita is our venue this evening. So many excellent choices to dine.
Another wonderful evening, unfortunately marmita was fully booked, fantastic for them, so ate in secret garden , unsure about Italian pronouncing. It appears to be under new ownership, now 2 brothers running restaurant however standards don’t seem to have changed, one downside was service was a bit lapse, it appeared to be that one of the brothers had a group of family/friends dining, he seemed to spend the whole evening lavishing attention to their particular table and neglecting other diners, . The talk around town this evening is the storm/medicine that is due to hit the area tomorrow, rain and lightning forecast from 7am tomorrow till midday Saturday, if this occurs, as many of us know aircraft will not be able to land. We are open minded but have checked with our accommodation they can find us a room for an extra 1-2 nights if necessary. Whilst we will happily stay on for the weekend, I have to feel sorry for those on incoming flights. We hope jet2 will update us by email if there are any changes to our schedule, so far their communication has been excellent, we would rather not have a wasted journey to the airport if our flight is cancelled until storm clears. We have had a brilliant time, I think appreciated more because we didn’t think a visit would be possible this year, but possibly my drivel may continue for a day or so longer.