We decided to return to Dionysus to eat last night - we used to eat there years ago, but haven't been for five or six years. It hadn't changed at all and was still very good quality and value, with great service. We had tomato soup and tzatziki with warm bread to start, Greek salads, chicken fillet in metaxa sauce and lamb chops/calamari with chips, small carafe of smooth red wine, a coffee and two small panacotta puds. The grand total ....... €36.50!!!
For heaven's sake, Kate, how many of you are there? We couldn't eat all that lot if we stayed for hours!
Dennis i'm shocked as a yorkshireman dont know about tea. There is only one tea Yorkshire once youve had those teabags nothing else will do.I find most everyday popular brands wishy washy. Loving your posts Katet, you must have had the best value meals of all the posts this summer, thats because so much choice and competition in town. Love the swell bar usually have daily special, sitting under the trees gentle breeze fantastic view heaven. Never found the blind dog yet. We often stopped at the cabin on the new port on the way up to oasis at the end of the night and finished off with honey balls sometimes with chocolate sauce as well, which is why clothes didnt fit by the end of the holiday.
- hahaha, Dennis - nor can we, usually! We normally decline bread and don't have a starter or pud. But it was delicious, so we gave it a good try. By the way, I just edited my post, as Paul's informed me that the meal was 36.50 and not €38 - and I don't want to mis- inform anyone!
I posted a long ramble earlier today - but the connection to the server timed out before it actually got onto the site, so I gave up. I need an iPhone!! Anyway, basically I said that we had a quiet-ish day yesterday (Sunday), in town then on the bus for an evening at the Agustera. Lovely welcome, as always, from Dino and Efi. Today we walked to Swell Bar on Meg Ammos beach - lazed on loungers in the garden, a nice lunch, followed by more lazing & I had my first swim. Tonight we ate at Syranios on the old harbour and watched the first half of the footie. Both tired, so in bed for 11pm. Night night, boomers.
We're really enjoying it, Tre. It's nice to be able to explore town more easily - and great to be able to visit the music bars late with just a short stroll/wobble home! It's clouded up a little in the last half hour, so we're just going to sit at the old harbour with a coffee and a book for a while 😍
On Monday we returned to Swell Bar for lunch - Yemista for me & club sandwich for Paul, with beers it was €27. We spent a couple of hours in the garden and I had a quick swim, then wandered back down the lane and Pap St to the hotel for a rest. Holidays tire us out!!!! We ate at Syrainos that evening, as P wanted to watch the England football match .... but it was quite boring, so we left at half time! I had kleftico - not the best ever, if I'm being honest, and Paul had a pork chop, which he really enjoyed. We shared a pud - a fruit & custard sponge thingy - delicious! (A lady on the next table ordered one of their chocolate/banana willy- shaped puds ........ yuk!!!
Tuesday was a bit cloudy, so we walked around town a lot ..... stopping for refreshment here and there (Mythos, Ginfish, Bourtzi, Limanaki and Fresh). For dinner, we decided upon old favourite Koziakis - what a welcome! The food was up to usual tastiness - €22.50!!!! We had to accept complimentary red wine from Vasilias (son) and drank a little more than we should, so after a quick nightcap at Draft Bar we dodged the rain and turned in. At about midnight the heavens really opened and there was a huge rainstorm - we were very lucky to just miss it!
Kate, I am seriously jealous! Ok, so you had a cloudy day & a rainy night ! I know the sun shone today though. And, the forecast is good. We've even been looking to see if we can squeeze a late, no cheap deal. Alas, nothing doing. Just keep on enjoying & posting. Son & dtr in law arrive Friday. So really hoping for great weather for you all. 🤞🤞😎
Really enjoying your feedback Kate. Like you and your better half Liz and I preferred the convenience of staying in the town; unless you're heading to Milos nothing is more than 25 minute's stroll away. For us that was a win, win situation.
Tre we're in the same boat as you; we looked for a CHEAP week but alas we had to admit defeat also. It's going to be a long winter for us I think.
Sorry - couple of non-report days due to technical issues and having fun in the sun!
It's now Saturday and we're back at Swell, reclining and listening to the gentle waves - heaven! I've just had a long chat with Julie, a regular Boomeranger who got married here two years ago. Fabulous! We're planning on eating lunch here - hope they don't run out of the daily Special, as its meatballs in tomato sauce today 😊
We've had a good explore of town this week. I actually made it up to the clock tower to take pics - not as bad getting up there as I'd thought and definitely worth it for the view! We had booked a balcony table at Ricchi e Poveri on Thursday evening, but it was so windy we cancelled and ate at Primavera instead - wow - huge portions that neither of us could really do justice to (spaghetti bolognese for Paul and risotto for me with half a carafe of red, €27.50). After that, we booked a boat trip in the old port on the Margarita for yesterday. More later - nearly time for lunch!