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Το Ταβέρνα

A priest might argue with me on this, but I think that for many Greeks, the heart of their social life is at the Taverna.

Good traditional food and local wine shared with friends. Rambling conversations late into the night..... and music.

Some places have organised live music which can be great, but impromptu sessions like this one do still happen. Vangelis on the left was eating with us at a taverna on the beach, he rang Dimitris( in the middle) who arrived with his bouzouki and he in turn called Vasilis(with the guitar). We probably got home at about 4 in the morning that night!




And if you want a table by the sea....... Be warned, the chair legs tend to sink steadily into the beach as you eat.