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Sleep in Vasto

By JudithKlinger | September 21, 2018

A lovingly restored four bedroom villa, with sweeping views of the sea, located near the heart of town, but on a calm, quiet street, was the perfect place for us to stay in Vasto. We scored the “Camille’ room which I suspect was the former grand bedroom of the villa. And it is a lovely,…

Eat in Vasto

By JudithKlinger | September 21, 2018

We were late. We were hungry. We were in the ‘danger zone’ where we might be too late for lunch and this creates all sorts of stress. The ristorante was right below our hotel and it was a little quiet at lunchtime, and Don Magnifico may have been a little sleepy, but the chef sure can cook.…

Do Stuff in Vasto

By JudithKlinger | September 21, 2018

It was our first visit to Vasto, and I’m hoping it won’t be our last. Vasto is a charming and very ancient (founded in 1300 BC), small city precariously perched above the sea. Unfortunately the ground has a way of sliding into the sea in this area and in 1956 a significant chunk of the…

Eating in Sfinos

By JudithKlinger | July 8, 2018

The food is good! Of course you’ll find fish and shrimp, but oddly, no clams or mussels. There is also a surprising amount of meat for a fairly barren island. Stews of lamb, goat, and rabbit are called ‘mastelo’ after the name of the earthen pot they are cooked in and you will have to…

Drink in Sfinos

By JudithKlinger | July 8, 2018

Its all about the ouzo. Early on, in Pireaus, someone insisted that we drink ouzo. We smiled politely and said, of course we will, and promptly dismissed the idea of high-octane sweetened fire water. Then we had an adventure where one thing led to another that led to a deep understanding of the pleasures of…

Sleep in Sfinos

Sleep in Sfinos

By JudithKlinger | July 8, 2018

From funky to deluxe all options are available on Sifnos. We were a celebrating group of family and friends and we went deluxe. The exclusive Verina Astra is located on one of the high spots on the island, within close walking distance to the villages of  Artemonas and Apollonia. Down a dusty white road, the…