Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Papadamatis Street ...

It changes every year, some shops go some stay ...

The fish spa's are back in business, new fish it seems as the old ones vanished around December. Just about the time we all get hungry on the island.

Portabello transformed within a week, from a wasteland, to an Oasis of colour ...


The new Ergon Restaurant, part of a chain, who are represented by Dimitris Skarmoutsos, Greece’s most prominent celebrity chef. Think Carluccio's but with Meze, instead of Pasta. Then instead of a truffle eating Italian, a tattooed Greek ...



The old Albatross, has hatched as a rather nice gift shop. It should shake the opposition down as far as the faded 1970's postcards ...


There is a new yoghurt shop, at the bottom of Papadamatis street. It looks great, and has astroturf outside, and the now customary, brightly coloured whoppee cushions to laze on.  This as you devour your choice of cholesterol enhancing delight, laden down with fancy dips and fruit.

If you cannot find a wasp in high summer, be sure to stick around. I guess I just happen to know where they will be ...

It has some shocking colours, and a few more at the till when you weigh in (Dessert not Human) However they do offer 15% discount if you come back - remember to pick up your 'disloyalty' card T's & C's apply.

Sorry no photo, it was raining and it would not do it justice. Yes rain this afternoon, and not 'gorgeous' as someone has posted on FB a couple of hours ago. Its been a grey miserable day, like many of the visitors, when they trotted into town. I have retreated to base camp for my heavy sweat shirt and hood, in the breeze it feels decidedly nippy ...

Earlier the first Thomas Cook flight landed from London Gatwick. The Manchester flight was cancelled, the pilot probably saw the weather forecast ...

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3 comments:

  1. What are the prices like in Ergon?? I have this horrible feeling they are going to be extortionate! Good to see everyone has been busy at Portobello - we weren't sure if they'd open again this year.

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  2. No idea - but they are doing OK. It was very busy with mainland Greeks. Its a lovely shop, full of things that are not normally available here, and a lovely deli. It must have torpedoed sales at our expensive supermarket Asteras.

    Portobello need to up their game, this year, However as PB have a sports screen, it should be packed for sport occasions. I have a photo of your partner in crime, will send it to you ...

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  3. Michaela, ping me your e-mail address via the comment facility, I will not publish it.

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