Archive for the ‘food’ Category

Coco’s ice cream

October 19, 2015

Where else can obtain ice cream nearing midnight?

After dinner at Restaurant Plaka, two ice cream parlours stil open in the same street.

Ice cream from Coco’s. As good as Davinci, from where I had an ice cream a couple of days ago.

Located in Plaka.

Dinner at Restaurant Plaka

October 19, 2015

Vegetable soup excellent. Served piping hot. Delicious.

Contrast with soup at Liopetro a few nighst ago. Not very good and served look warm.

Pork souvlaki was good. Not as good as Strofi, but still good.

My main gripe, where was the salad, or at least vegetables. I was told served with salad.

At 11.80 euros, two euros dearer than the restaurant on the corner at the end of the street. Why the difference? I assumed because of the non-existent salad. Maybe becuase live music.

Live music was dire. At least it was. The more beer they consumed, the better the music. Late night, when almost empty, the music changed and was much better.

For dessert, I went in search of ice cream.

Located in Plaka.

nova gea fresh juices

October 19, 2015

Fruit juice, strawberry, blackberry, banana, mint, ginger and watermelon.

I assume list of ingredients is in order of quantity, but that may not be the case.

Some of the ingredients are crushed, and the juice comes pours into a jar in front of the counter. Why, I do not know. Then poured into a blender with the other ingredients added.

Served in a jam jar, quite literally in a jam jar. A screw on lid if you wish. Drink through a straw. The jam jars are recycled.

The addition of a banana made it more like a smoothie than a juice.

Unfortunate a chain.

Located in Plaka.

Dinner at Strofi

October 18, 2015

Strofi is located a couple of blocks away from the Acropolis Museum.

I was told the roof was full, and guided to a room on the first floor, but barely had sat downm, than was taken upstaits.

There were a couple tables free near the outer wall. Could I go there? No, reserved.

It was very noisey. I wished to get as far way from the noise as to enjoy the view.

Strofi is overlooked by The Acroplis.

Skewered pork, with a little bit of pepper was excellent, quality pork, succulent and tasty. A pleasant contrast to  the disgusting meat served up by  Liopetro a few days ago.

For dessert baclava.

Service was not good. Having asked for a table by the wall, and been told no, reserved, annoyed to see a couple offered a table by the wall. Long wait for dessert. I went and asked. Long wait for the bill. I had to ask.

Excellent food, albeit pricey, and the service not good. Excellent view of The Acroplolis.

Dinner with a view

October 17, 2015

Dinner with a view from rooftop restaurant with a view over Athens.

Excellent cold cucumber soup.

Followed by slow roast belly pork.

Rooftop restaurant at The Athens Gate is a rare example of somewhere worth eating in Athens, albeit pricey.

Davinci ice cream

October 17, 2015

Excellent ice cream from Davinci.

Hot chestnuts

October 17, 2015
hot chestnuts

hot chestnuts

Excellent hot chestnuts off a stall in Ermou.


October 15, 2015


Pantopolion, locally sourced Greek food and drink.

Breakfast with a view

October 15, 2015

Breakfast with a panoramic view of Athens.

Overlooking Temple of Zeus and The Acropolis.

Breakfast was good too.

Dinner at Vangelis

October 13, 2015

Last night, dinner at Vangelis.

Excellent tomato soup. Different to last time, no added potato. A big improvement.

Huge pork chop, and this  was small.  Succulent and tasty.

Greek salad. Not as good as Nicolas Tavern, but still good.

To drink water and a local beer from a microbrewery.

Complimentary sweet, a small cake.

I was later than usual. Before nine noise not too bad from rough bar Bell’s. After nine noisy and later very unpleasant. Loud moronic music, moronic DJ in love with his own voice shouting, drunks screaming and shouting. I would have sat in the garden out the back, but others had had the same idea.

There are two excellent traditional Greek-Cypriot tavernas in Protaras, Nicolas Tavern and Vangelis Taverna.

Vangelis Taverna is s long established family business. This summer first year in Protaras for the summer season. In a couple of weeks they will close and return to Paralimni.


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