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Drink in Pireaus

Lolas Cocktail Bar Pireaus

Wine & Beer Of Course. But also good cocktails. Pireaus is not a pretty town but it has some very chic and fab cocktail bars going on. We opted for Lola’s Bar because who can resist a bar named Lola? Cocktails were well-made and generous. We ate some food, but it was to soak up…

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Do Stuff in Pireaus

Pireaus

It’s a funny place. Its a just-passing-through type place but it is worth exploring. Basically, the tourists are either waiting to get on a ferry or cruise or they’ve just come off a ferry. So, it’s a waiting-in-limbo sort of town.  The town is absolutely ugly. It reminded us of Taipei in the late 1970’s.…

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Eat in Pireaus

Pireaus Dining

When we are near the sea, we only want to eat fish. When you are in the busy port of Pireaus, staying overnight to catch a ferry the next day, you want to eat good seafood. Our most helpful and joyful hotel receptionist suggested we take a taxi to the Mikrolimano section of Pireaus. Good…

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Sleeping in Sfinos

Sleep in Sfinos

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…

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Do Stuff in Sfinos

Do Stuff in Sfinos

Go play in the sea! That’s what you came for! There are sandy beaches and rocky beaches and paths to get to them, so pick your fun. There are also 365 monasteries in Sifnos, so plan to say awhile if visiting monasteries is your thing. Sifnos is criss-crossed by an exceptional trail system. Sinos Trails is…

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Eating in Sfinos

The food is good! Of course there is fish and shrimp (but no clams or mussels), but there is also a surprising amount of meat. Stews of lamb, goat, and rabbit called ‘mastelo’ after the name of the earthen pot are quite common and delicious. Here’s more background on mastelo and some recipes.Sifnos is a…

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Drink in Sfinos

Its all about the ouzo. Early on, in this trip, someone insisted that we must drink ouzo. We smiled politely and said, of course we will, and promptly dismissed the idea of high-octane fire water. Then we had an adventure where one thing led to another that led to ouzo.  One afternoon, after a big…

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Sleep in Vasto

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

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Eat in Vasto

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.…

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Do Stuff in Vasto

It was our first visit to Vasto, and I’m hoping it won’t be our last. Vasto is a charming, very ancient (1300 BC) small city 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 ‘centro storico’ Vasto slid…

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