Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
35mm ISO400 1/400 f/11
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Ithaca by night
Our evening started with a short but interesting Greek lesson on board, followed by a quick sniff at some typical Greek herbs. We then set out into Vathy to find an Internet Cafe and restore our plummeting ouzo levels, hoping to find some tasty snacks on the way. Once both the blog and the ouzo had been updated, we found a little Greek-filled bar serving excellent food. I can see the attraction of an onboard meal package from a budgetary perspective, but to get the full flavour you have to see Papa behind the BBQ in his greasy apron and Mama doling out baskets of toasted bread, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with oregano. We had dolmades (stuffed vine leaves) and chicken souvlaki (kebabs), washed down with retsina from a copper carafe.
Heading back to the liner, we met up with fellow passengers Don and Maureen from St Albans and joined them in another bar for a couple of nightcaps, or was it another couple of bars for a nightcap? In either case, it was a wonderful end to another enjoyable day. (Karmanie)
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