28 July 2010

A tale of two tavernas

Recently we have dined out at two very different tavernas both of them new to us. The first is in Garitsa Bay, slightly set back from the sea in a popular area with local Greeks. A "tsipouradiko" specializing in traditional mezes or starters as well as a small selection of main courses, it was full to bursting, with the waiters carrying out new tables to cater for the number of customers sitting out under the tall eucalyptus trees. Lovely, and hardly a non-Greek voice to be heard.

The second taverna is located between Barbati and Glyfa, and we were tempted in both by the menu board advertising sardines on the grill and by the wonderful view of the full moon over the sea. An absolutely top location, with a beautifully lit swimming pool right on the sea, and on a Sunday night in late July at the height of the tourist season there were only five people, apart from us, enjoying the atmosphere.