After quite the adventure of arriving to Greece, losing my luggage, flying to Skyros Island, meeting Maria, napping, trying to buy clothes to wear, meeting the Greek yiayia ( Grandma) and exploring the main town of Chora, it was time to go to a taverna to eat.
Maria took me to a Greek Tsiporo/Ouzeri taverna by the sea called Historias Tou Barba which translates to the stories of Barba. Barba in Greek is a word to describe an old Greek uncle.I couldn’t have dreamed of a prettier place to have my first meal in Greece. The warm sun, fresh salty air, & blue & white decor…… I was excited! I was happy as we walked into the outdoor tavern to see it full with Greek tourists. Greece may be in a financial crisis, but people still go out. They might not be going on long vacations, but they still are going for a few days away which is great! This is a topic I will discuss at a later time.
Back to the taverna. It was so perfect everything about where we were. Maria said she had been coming here for years and had lived some incredible moments. I bet! Look at it!
We found a table with the Aegean Sea, & Chora Town as our view and ordered lunch. We had a Greek village salad, marinated octopus & regga ( smoked herring). I am a big Greek Food fan! I have a secret. Well actualy it’s not secret. I LOVE OCTOPUS! Marinated, Grilled, in pasta, or however else you want to give it to me. I think I am IN LOVE with it! No, really I am in love with it. Something about it really excites me. Ok, it’s the taste I guess. I prefer it being Greek style having the octopus with olive olive, lemon, & oregano. The secret which isn’t a secret, but more a fact about Elaine Sarantakos is I don’t want to share my plate of octopus. Really, I don’t want to. I know it sounds selfish. It was my first day in Skyros, and Maria was really nice, so I shared. LOL ( In my head I was thinking I could just kill that plate!!!) 😛
We tried calling Aegean Airlines to see if there was a status update on my luggage, but no answer. It was ok, because I was so happy to be in Skyros Island. The sea, sun, Maria, flip flops, dress, & food was enough. Really what else do you need?
We then started speaking with the table next to us. The man was from Athens & his girlfriend from Brazil. It was with them that we started to drink Rakomelo which is a strong Cretan drink mixed with raki, tsipora & honey. We started taking shots. To not take a shot would be rude right? Yamas! Yamas! Yamas! lol
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