|Posted by shortie on August 18, 2012 at 2:45 AM|
For both reasons! Too much to do and a bit of relax time as well. i think we have learned that we have to have a bit of hard work to get a bit of time off and our timing has to be right and this year we seem to be doing that a bit more. Who knows, by next year we might be good at it!
We went to this place for a spot of lunch after a recommendation from a Greek friend and we were stunned by the experience.
Probably the oldest restaurant in Amoudi, The Amoudi Taverna. Relaxing, so relaxing, stunning views to enhance the eating experience and great hospitality. Although there is not much beach here there is a rocky area you can swim from where the water looks so inviting and a small beach to the left. There are a few sunbeds scattered outside the restaurant which undoubtably will attract us over the coming weeks, what a place for a day out. But! what about the food? Well, you all know I'm not a fan of Pasta! Just lately I have been trying to come to terms with my problem with this popular ingredient that is basically just flour! I know, bread isn't much more but pasta has no real flavour! so! what you are enjoying is the isn't much more but pasta has no real flavour! so! what you are enjoying is the accompaniment transported by this bulk! Now I look for nice accompaniments and sauces or flavours that will be absorbed by this starch! At this lovely place we both tried Pasta.
Mine a seafood Marinara and Jules had the Kokinisto Macarona! (Or Spaghetti)!
Although very tasty, we both regretted having the heap of bread, served up with olive paste and the delicious chef's salad to start. I know I'm one to talk, but we didn't expect the portion sizes! they were extremely large so we couldn't manage to eat it all, which was a shame as I think this is the best food I have eaten in a long time. This certainly lives up to my ideals and man! delicious. I tried Jules Kokinisto too and the sauce was divine.
We'll be back!
If you are going to Amoudi from Old Alykanas, take the first beach road and the Taverna is down there on the right. Another thumbs up for Amoudi! I'm almost thinking of having a holiday there!!
The famous Marco Polo Square in town at 9am. Nice and quiet. This is where I start many morning at the moment setting out my morning with greek translator and trouble shooter Nellie. Nellie plans her attack on the many offices we have to visit where generally you have to queue for ages in sweaty conditions only to be told to come back tomorrow or that you are in the wrong place. This doesn't happen with Nellie. Nellie gets 2 weeks lining up and arguing done in a few hours. She is worth every penny she charges and makes an unbearable experience, bearable! Message me if you need any help from Nellie, trust me, it is worth it!
Anyway, I wanted to praise the Cafe owners in this place. They have realised that being the most expensive place around as well as smart is not the way forward at the moment and the prices are so reasonable here it is now worth a visit. I went to San Marco, in the first picture here, for Coffee. Fresh cold water is served in a stainless stell flask keeping in cool and coffee is served with a slice of cake! Free! I had an Americano and Nellie an Expresso, the whole lot came to just 3.80e. Cheaper that the resorts! Well done guys!
Well! it was a bank holiday, so another day at the beach, this time we went to see Unkle Kev at the Papora sunbeds. Need I say more. We started with a fantastic cool Freddochino then relaxed until lunch and Jules a glass of Rose or 2 and me an ice cold Amstel! and of couse, if you haven't tried one yet, please do! A wonderful Papora Pizza.
Look at that baby. Nice.
Well, 3pm it was back to the grindstone for another session of feeding people and of course having a bit of banter with the customers! Not bad eh!
Leaving us this week
Johnny and Alex, after their 2 weeks at the Venus again. Oh! and guess who's hands are in the background!! Wayne can't help himself. Great seeing you guys again, hope to see you next year.
Pittstop (Graham) and family and friends. Been coming over for many years and at last we have had him in for a meal at the Cosy Corner. This crowd are a real bunch of happy holiday makers, refreshing to see and a pleasure to have them in. Keep smiling guys, we like it.
Don't be shy! Mel, Dave and Caitlin back yet again. Mel wanted to get a tan before I snapped a shot of her. Never mind! we'll get that too Mel. I don't have to tell you how nice it is to see you all again.
The Rooney's (Gilly) over for 2 weeks. First time we've met and spoken and a nice family they are. Dad is on anti biotics for a few more days so can't let his hair down. He has a wicked dry sense of humour though! Can't wait to see him with a drink inside him.
Anyway! off to work for me. Speak soon.
Oh! by the way. The Friendship poster has been removed and blacklisted, however this doesn't stop her obtaining another email address and doing it again. Let me know if you see anything. Cheers! Shortie.
Yesterdays Weather - Hot and lovely, but a little muggy again. 36 degs
Exchange rate in the resorts - 1.20e.
ATM Watch - All working and operational.
If you are coming over - Darjeeling Teabags, Marmite or equivelent and beef Oxo's please.
Mossie Watch - Average for the time of year! But not a problem to those who wear mossie stuff
If you are going to celebrate a birthday or any event at the Cosy Corner and you would like us to organise a Bananagram or a Blobbygram or even a cake, just click contact me and message me.
Note - Also, please remember to bring your EHIC card and read our advise on our "Coming here on holiday" Page.
Note - Another thing! please bring sun lotion and creams with you. You will pay up to 20 euros for sun lotion here. Tesco or Asda must be better.