Sounds like a great start. We usually order half carafe of house wine, or sometimes a full one! Average price, €6 for half. Agree kevb re Mandraki walk. It really is a "must do" And, their toilets are "self flushing" 😂
Well Tre, self flushing toilets puts me in mind of those in motorway services, self operated by nasty movement sensors behind your back, which flush themselves every 30 seconds and provide you with an icy bidet effect. Eeeeek!
Anyway YM I am enjoying your first reports and I hope you will find time to keep up the good work. Please!
Right YM, I am intrigued. Your task during the near future is to photograph the Mandraki facility which self flushes in order to enlighten us all. On reflection and in the absence of sympathetic permissions from Photobucket, you may recall promising us videos and that is perhaps appropriate - so let's have a nice video of Mandraki toilets - doing the self flush thing (perhaps at a moment when they are unoccupied).
Great reports YM. IMHO the Greeks don't do pizza the same as we do. No offence to Greek pizza chef's but I always find the base to be like a biscuit rather than a nice soft dough; however I'm a bit of a pizza connoisseur so maybe I was setting my sights to-high.
You must really like walking YM to go that way round to the supermarket!! By 'Souvlaki' do you mean Under the Pines? (The other side of the supermarket from the Agustera.) We ate there in June - very good. The Agustera does have a small menu, but the food is tasty and everything is spotlessly clean. Not sure if I'd say the same for Captain Michaelis' place ~ although he is a lovely chap and was the first to provide food/holiday accommodation in Koukounaries, I believe. He owns a lot of land there and the goats in the reserve are his.) To be fair, we've only eaten there once in 14 visits and reports are varied. You should probably try it & see!
I noticed that the Mandraki hotel is also advertising its restaurant with a menu board outside & the choices seemed varied and reasonably priced. (I don't mean the Elias restaurant, which is quite expensive and serves 'modern' food, but I think it's called the White restaurant, or something similar.)
Post by yorkshiremouth on Jul 30, 2017 6:18:05 GMT
Souvlaki Under the Pine Tree.
- Very cheap. If we run short of cash we can eat here for the last few nights. - Very tasty. Great chicken and lamb souvlaki. - Great kids meal. €5.90 for a decent feed. - Retsina! Only €3 euros for a 500ml bottle. Best value wine I'll have all holiday.
Aaha! I've just had a close look at Google maps & think we're at cross purposes - apologies, YM. I thought you were walking along the main road, round the bends and then down to the beach via the lane opposite the Mandraki! Looking at the map there seems to be a track which leads down to the harbour from the main road, nearly opposite the Palace drive, down & then on to the beach. Definitely shorter than by the road!
We also loved Asprolithos ~ very good service. You'll have to share the secrets of your souvlaki recipe!