Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Another Meltemi ...

Yet another very windy day ...

Anothe one that confined boats to harbour, banged shutters and sent plastic bottles flying down the street. The ferries arrived under clear blue skies, disgorging hundreds of people down the ramps, into the fierce warm breeze. Mostly young Greeks here for fun in the sun, and a night out in the clubs.

At 6am its like a football game has finished as hordes of young Greeks return from club strip. Even at 8am many are still populating the lower end of Papadamatis street - enjoying crepes from the 24 hour cafes that are there. Meanwhile some of us head off to work, through the sickly sweet aroma of freshly fried crepes and honey balls.

Greek honey balls ...
The principle diet of the Greek mainland traveller appears to be gyros, crepes, honeyballs and yoghurt with everything. Sometimes to great excess, but clearly its a cheap option, and one thats greatly enjoyed, as some waistlines show.

Its when you see some of the really good tavernas empty in July, you wonder what is going on, Its the fast food outlets that are making money. The traditional family tavernas loosing business, to the lure of the austerity food option.

Sometimes, I wonder how much longer this can go on ...

4 comments:

  1. we will make very good use of the tavernas when we arrive 5 weeks today, will be trying very hard to spot you !!!!!! x

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  2. In life, I have found everyone, who over uses the exclamation mark to be scary ...

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