Category Archives: eating and drinking

Faris Hotel Revisited January 2018

This is the view from our room at the Faris Hotel, as it was in the middle of January 2018. Luckily there was no snow on the approach road as there had been in previous years. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t … Continue reading

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A quick trip along the Athenian Riviera

Last week the heat in Athens was almost unbearable, so when I was asked where I wanted to go to eat, I immediately said “Somewhere with a breeze and trees.” My friend knew the exact spot: Lazarou Taverna in Aghia … Continue reading

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Back to the Faris Hotel, Laconia

A few days before Easter, we went back to the Faris Hotel in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece, to spend Easter there. One reason was that we had had such a good time there the year before.  However, I can always find … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2016!

Well, I can’t say that I’m not glad to see the back of 2016. For me, February was a particularly horrendous month. However, I got through it. How, eludes me! March was better and so was April. There were trips … Continue reading

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From Athens to the Peloponnese and back

This return trip from Athens to the Peloponnese is now a very familiar one. Sometimes, when the wind is blowing away from the road, we stop at Kineta, where the oil refinery belches out its acrid smoke. We can’t take … Continue reading

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And the Booze Arrived in a Taxi

Last weekend, (13th November 2016) it was the Athens Marathon. When this event takes place, the city centre is closed to traffic, as the race ends at the old Olympic stadium. That being the case, my friends can’t ply their … Continue reading

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Greek Olive Trees

The olive tree originally, it is believed, came from the region of Anatolia in modern Turkey. They have various health benefits and people say that they cure cancer. One of the myths about the genesis of the olive tree, is … Continue reading

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The Faris Hotel, Laconia, Greece

My Facebook friends have heard so much about this hotel, they are probably getting fed up by now. However, I am back again, writing this while it rains. I can’t see the Tayegetus mountains and the pyramid, because the hotel … Continue reading

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Taverna Pikoulianika, Mystras, Laconia, Greece

If you go to visit the Byzantine city of Mystras, it is worth driving a little further up the hill to find this traditional taverna with its home made food. of course, if you are going to Mystras from Kalamata … Continue reading

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Cats, Dogs and Greeks

I love both cats and dogs, although if I had to choose, I’d probably opt for dogs; not small dogs that are easy to fall over, but medium-sized ones and large ones. The dog in the photo above was in … Continue reading

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