Poros Day Two

20 may 2012

Katrina serves a very typically European breakfast buffet–fresh homemade bread and jams, including an awesome orange marmalade, thin slices of ham and cheese, hard boiled eggs, toasted bread, and coffee cakes.

After breakfast, we walked downtown (about 30 minutes) to go to the market, only to discover that it was closed on Sunday! Another exampe of how life here often seems a throwback to the earlier times in the US. We did find fresh tomatoes, a cucumber, red onion along with some tzaziki (yogurt, garlic, and cuke spread).

Then we strolled along the harbor, had a nice lunch of souvlaki with a half liter of rose wine-another local specialty as well as a favorite of ours.After a taxi ride home, we took a very much needed siesta, both for relief from the heat of the day and to ward off the rest of our jet lag.

For dinner this evening we walked to a nearby taverna where we enjoyed some ouzo followed by mezes (small plates) of taramasalate (fish roe spread), mushrooms in cream sauce, and marinated baby octopus along with some rose.

More about Odyssey Apartments (odysseyapartmentsporos.com)

Our unit, like the others, is a two-story apartment wuth bedroom (double bed, a rarity in Greece) and full bath on first level; the second story, accessed by a spiral staircase, is a combination living room and kitchenette with another bath and shower.

There is a terrace at the entrance, and a balcony on the second
level, accessed through French doors; both have tables and chairs from which to enjoy the surroundings. And to work on our journals and blogs. A lovely place indeed…

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